… another significant twist in the ongoing rotation we’ve been tracking emerged.
A rotation in the pattern that has already been taking place, to be precise. We are now seeing the opposite effect as investors no longer head for ‘safety’ investments.
While US stocks were mostly up,
Large Cap Growth and Technology, the favorites since the downturn, both turned negative -2.24% -2.48%, respectively
The twist was toward Small Cap and Value stocks, the YTD laggers rocketed ahead with Small Cap Value bursting ahead +7.81%
It was followed by Mid Cap Value +5.93% and Large Cap Value +4.77%
REITS and Foreign stocks were a similar story, with REITS and Value up most
Global REITS +3.83%
EAFE Value +5.59%
Bonds did .. what they seem to do best these days, and were mixed
Emerging Markets Bonds were up the most +1.76%
Foreign Bonds lost the most -1.02%
Remember money is always moving somewhere. If there’s a strong move toward one place, there will naturally be less in another place. That’s called rotation and it’s a very healthy sign in the outlook for stocks.
Have a great weekend!
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