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S&P 500 hits new highs after seven-month break

The S&P 500 reached another high midday Thursday, rising to 2,930 from Wednesday's close of 2,908. While the index has dipped slightly from that mark, should it close above 2,914 it will be the 19th record high in 2018, down significantly from 2017's full year count of 62 highs.

Treasury shorts still high with rates above 3%

Mid-August bets against the 10-year Treasury paid off this week as the 10-year Treasury yield breezed past the 3% mark to 3.06% at Tuesday's close and near 3.08% Wednesday morning. Short positions in Treasury futures contracts hit their historical peak in August at 1.2 million contracts.

Risk-on pays for public pension plans

Public pension plans that were more than 75% funded at the end of 2017 saw their funding ratios increase on average 5.1% since 2012; those less than 75% declined 1.2%.

ESG outperforms in European large caps and U.S. small caps

Data compiled by Arabesque S-Ray show companies that score high in Arabesque's proprietary ESG rating algorithm outperform lower scoring peers, particularly among large-cap European firms and small-cap U.S. firms.

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S&P 500 hits new highs after seven-month break

The S&P 500 reached another high midday Thursday, rising to 2,930 from Wednesday's close of 2,908. While the index has dipped slightly from that mark, should it close above 2,914 it will be the 19th record high in 2018, down significantly from 2017's full year count of 62 highs.

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Treasury shorts still high with rates above 3%

Mid-August bets against the 10-year Treasury paid off this week as the 10-year Treasury yield breezed past the 3% mark to 3.06% at Tuesday's close and near 3.08% Wednesday morning. Short positions in Treasury futures contracts hit their historical peak in August at 1.2 million contracts.

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Risk-on pays for public pension plans

Public pension plans that were more than 75% funded at the end of 2017 saw their funding ratios increase on average 5.1% since 2012; those less than 75% declined 1.2%.