Last week…was another decent on this rollercoaster we call The Markets!
The first graph above illustrates just how volatile the markets have been the last four weeks. As you can see, all of the US Equities displayed the same pattern – Up Down Up Down, like a crazy rollercoaster.
Last week ended down in Equities for the most part. Though, like a brilliant firework US Health Care sparkled UP almost ¼ percent. Ok, so maybe not a firework but more of a sparkler…still we have to see the light in the dark these days!
US and Global REITS were also down. And Commodities continued to slip as the price per barrel of oil continues to decline.
Foreign Equities were down about the same as US Equities.
US High Yield Bonds, Foreign Bonds, Emerging Market Bonds and US TIPS were all down as well. However, we have US Short and Intermediate Term Treasuries and Corporates ALL up from last week.
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