Common Cents

by | May 4, 2022 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…was another tough week for the markets.



All US Equities were down. Growth companies were down less than Value companies. Tech and Health Care were both down as well. Small Value was

down the most, over 3%.


US REITS were down over 5%, with Global REITS taking a softer blow, down 2%.


Commodities were up almost .5%, still hanging strong in the 30% YTD return range.


Foreign Equities were all down, but not as much as the US. Foreign Small Caps displayed the same pattern as the US, i.e., it was down the most.


Emerging Markets were also up, but not very much.


Some bonds showed some life!  US Short-Term Treasuries and Corporates were up .26% and 1.21% respectively.  But the big showoffs were US Intermediate Treasuries and Corporates up 4.71% and 3.06% respectively.


Have a great weekend!



All performance reported in the graph and performance references are from the following index list: DJ Industrial Average TR USD, S&P 500 TR, DJ US TSM Large Cap Growth TR USD, NASDAQ 100, Technology NTTR TR USD, DJ US Health Care TR USD, DJ US TSM Large Cap Value TR USD, DJ US TSM Mid Cap Growth TR USD, DJ US TSM Mid Cap Value TR USD, DJ US TSM Small Cap Growth TR USD, DJ US TSM Small Cap Value TR USD, FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs TR, DJ Gbl Ex US Select REIT TR USD, Bloomberg Commodity TR USD, MSCI EAFE NR USD, MSCI EAFE Growth NR USD, MSCI EAFE Value NR USD, MSCI EAFE Small Cap NR USD, MSCI EM NR USD, BBgBarc US Corporate High Yield TR USD, FTSE WGBI NonUSD USD, JPM EMBI Plus TR USD, BBgBarc US Govt 1-3 Yr TR USD, ICE BoafAML 1-3Y US Corp TR USD, BBgBarc Intermediate Treasury TR USD, BBgBarc Interm Corp TR, BBgBarc US Treasury US TIPS TR USD. This material has been prepared solely for informational purposes based upon data generally available to the public from sources believed to be reliable. All performance reporting is for indexes, not specific securities. Performance of specific securities will vary from indexes. Past performance is not an assurance of future results. Indexes cited are provided to illustrate market trends for certain asset classes. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Indexes do not reflect individual investor costs of trading, expense ratios & advisory or other fees