Common Cents

by | Mar 6, 2020 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last Week…

As fear continued, more of the market followed suit into the downward spiral.

We won’t sugar coat it. Most classes fell and fell hard.

  • Mid Cap Value and REITS tied for the steepest falls last week at -13.29%
  • They were closely followed by Small Cap Value -13.07%

As is a common pattern in these situations, many bonds increased amidst the downturns.

  • Foreign Bonds came up 1.85%
  • Intermediate Term Treasuries 1.55%
  • And TIPS 1.07%
  • Most other Bonds saw a rise under but not far from 1%

Things are not hopeless! The market can have extreme reactions to extreme circumstances, but a fearful market is in less danger of a crash.

Have a great weekend!

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