Common Cents

by | Oct 14, 2020 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last Week…and actually, up through this Monday’s close – (numbers from last Friday’s close were not captured) 

…  the market went on a four-day dash!

US Equities were ALL up. Nearly 4% to more than 10.0 %!

  • Large Cap Value, the lagger moving up +3.95%
  • Small Cap Growth, moving up 8.15% has now reached the cusp of double digits YTD!
  • In this latest surge, Technology was not to be found in the pack but moved ahead another 10.16% reaching 38.74% YTD.
  • Small Value participated in the run with a 4.32% gain as well.

REITS and Commodities moved up

  • US REITS came up 1.54%
  • Foreign REITS rose 1.18%
  • Commodities rose 3.7%

Foreign Equities also did well though not as outstandingly US Indexes

  • All classes rose more than 3.0%
  • Emerging Markets surged 5.1% into the black YTD.

Bonds remained steady

  • High Yield and Emerging Markets advanced 1.21% and 1.1% respectively

Even with numbers amplified a bit by the additional day to our normal weekly tracking, it’s noteworthy that this very “V-shaped” recovery continues to broaden across economic sectors and more importantly, the asset classes and sub-classes into which we invest. At the same time, we have to go back to the bear market of 2000-2002 to see such a deep divergence between Growth and Value stocks and between Large and Small US stocks. The market’s shock from the pandemic shut-down devastated smaller, less pricey stocks which remain 60% behind their larger, more expensive cousins in the US. Yet, the turn for Small Value has been under way for several months now even as larger growth stocks and especially technology have staged the strongest V-shaped turnaround in modern history!

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 fee.