Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index slips 0.47% to $144.31 amid the Big Three's extended rally. The benchmark S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 0.16% and 0.07% following their powerful rallies the day before. Despite losing steam in the final hour, the blue-chip Dow Jones (+0.47%) closed with modest gains.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at $140.85 or 0.31% higher to stay positive for the third consecutive session. The Feds’ decision to keep interest rates steady caused bond yields to retreat, triggering a broad stock rally. All three major indexes finished strong, although a year-end rate hike is still possible.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index finished lower, declining 0.79% to $141.06. US stocks fell as the ten-year Treasury seems on track to hit 5% soon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.81%, while the S&P 500 (-0.85%) and Nasdaq Composite (-0.96%) also felt the pressure from the bond market.