Common Cents

by | Jun 19, 2020 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last Week…


… volatility once again reared its ugly head.



After an accelerated recovery the previous week, most US stocks stepped off and took a swift dive

  • Small Cap Value suffered a 7.74% fall, closely followed by Mid Cap Value at 7.23%
  • Small Cap Growth, Mid Cap Growth, Large Cap Value and Health Care also fell in a 5% to nearly 7% range


However, in the midst of all the red, Bonds and Treasuries stepped forward to shine.

  • TIPS were up the most at just over 1% YTD
  • International Bonds +0.92%
  • And, Intermediate Term Treasuries came up just over 0.5%


So what caused all this ruckus when things seemed to be going so well? Of course, virus fears and civil unrest have likely contributed. But we believe the Fed’s choice to leave interest rates alone was a little TOO much good news to handle.


Have a great weekend!


Indexes are listed in respective order to their reference above: 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. These materials have been prepared solely for informational purposes based upon data generally available to the public from sources believed to be reliable. All performance references are to benchmark indexes. Performance of specific funds will vary from respective benchmarks. Past performance is not an assurance of future results. Each index cited is provided to illustrate market trends for various asset classes. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Neither do Indexes reflect individual investor costs, e.g. trading, expense ratios & potential advisory fees.