Common Cents

by | Feb 12, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading


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Last Week…


…was tumultuously explosive!



With distractions dying down, relevant news is coming in clearer and this seemed to help investor feelings in the market.


  • US Small Cap Growth benefited the most from this +8.44%
  • US Mid Growth was close behind as before +7.14%
  • Technology was next +6.04%


  • US REITS finally reached a positive return YTD – gained 3.33% and now sitting pretty at +3.26%YTD.
  • Global REITS crawled behind +0.02% and is still slightly negative YTD.


  • Foreign Value outstripped Growth gaining +3.09% and +2.35% respectively
  • While Small Cap outdid the rest gaining +3.36%
  • Emerging Markets had good gain and finished the week with return of 18%YTD


Bonds are still boring, but also bleeding… just a small papercut’s worth.


Overall, January ended on a down note. It remains to be seen if the “So goes January…” pattern will hold. So far, it does not appear so. This just serves as more evidence that the market doesn’t really care about the calendar long-term, but rather patterns.


Have a great weekend!


All performance reported in this video 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.