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Hi there,

This week we saw U.S. government bond interest rates increase pretty significantly.

We believe that this is attributed to the Federal Reserve chairman going on record stating a “remarkably positive" outlook for the U.S. economy.

Additionally, payrolls data collected by ADP and Moody’s Analytics surged in September to its highest level in 7 months.

Private companies added 230,000 new positions in September, beating the expected 184,000 figure by roughly 25%.

This suggests that the U.S. labor market is doing pretty well.

Looking forward, it’s our view that volatility may start to pick up because of rising interest rates.

Given the strong economy, we may begin unwinding cash positions to increase exposure to stocks as opportunities present themselves.

Have a great weekend,

U.S. government bond interest rates data was observed via Bloomberg Terminal during the market week of 10/1/2018 - 10/5/2018. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve's quote of a "remarkably positive" outlook for the U.S. economy was referenced in the Bloomberg article "Powell Heaps Trump-Like Praise on Economy as Rate Hikes Loom" by journalist Rich Miller. ADP payrolls labor market data was referenced from the Bloomberg article "Companies in U.S. Add Most Jobs in Seven Months, ADP Data Show" by Sarah Foster. Round Investments LLC, dba Round, is an SEC registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Apex Clearing Corporation, Member FINRA, SIPC. The information provided should not be relied upon as investment advice or recommendations, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities and should not be considered legal, investment or tax advice as it does not take into account the specific objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific person. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. There is no guarantee that any particular asset allocation or mix of funds will meet your investment objectives or provide you with a given level of income. Forecasts or projections of investment outcomes in investment plans are estimates only, based upon numerous assumptions about future capital markets returns and economic factors. As estimates, they are imprecise and hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of future results. Investing entails risk including the possible loss of principal and there is no assurance that the investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. To view Round's Brochure, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Disclosures go to www.investround.com