Common Cents

by | Nov 5, 2020 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last Week…


… the market reflected the unease and stress of uncertainty around us.



Keep in mind that, while last week ended in a sell off, this week (through Wednesday morning), has advanced well beyond these negative numbers. As we write, the market appears to be pricing in an extended and potentially contentious election process.


Many of the ‘big dogs’ were hit the hardest

  • Technology -7.88%
  • Large Cap Growth -7.72%


Foreign stocks were not hit quite as hard

  • Most Foreign stocks were in the range of -5%


Resilient this year, bonds continued bubbling – with riskier bonds following equities down, but far less.

  • Corporate high yield slipped the most at -1.08%
  • Short Term Treasuries came in first with a gain of just +0.01%


The markets continue to heal more beneath the surface with Large Growth and Technology stocks showing the most turbulence at the top. This is where diversification really comes into play keeping portfolios performing!


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.