Common Cents

by | Aug 20, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…


…we saw Foreign Equities outperform US Equities for the first time in a while.


In the US we observed Value outperform growth And Large companies outperforming both Mid and Small. Large Growth was barely up from the previous week while mid growth fell nearly .5% and small growth fell even more over 1%.


Both US and Global REITS were down slightly.


Commodities were up over .5%.


But the big news was what happened with Foreign Equities. Everything was up over 1%, except Emerging Markets.


  • Unlike the US, Foreign Large Growth was up the least at 1.41%
  • Like the US, Value outpaced growth, up over 2%
  • Unlike the US, Small Caps outpaced Large up nearly 1.5%
  • And Emerging Markets slipped further taking its YTD return to just over .5%


Bonds couldn’t have had a more boring week if they tried! The biggest wiggler was Foreign Bonds up a whopping .31%.  In fact, some bonds barely moved:


  • US Short Term Treasuries DOWN .01% VS. US Intermediate Term Treasuries UP .01%
  • US Short Term Corporates didn’t budge at all
  • US Intermediate Term Corporates up 0.06%


See what we mean?  Barely budging bonds!


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