Common Cents

by | Sep 2, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…

…most assets were up from the previous week.


US Equities experienced the biggest rebound, gaining back more than they lost from the prior week.

  • The infamous Growth-Value teeter totter switched this week with Growth outperforming Value.
  • Small Companies took the cake this week with Growth & Value both gaining over 5%
  • As illustrated in the graph, Large Growth had its largest recent weekly gain of over 2%.


The graph further illustrates an interesting stat – Large Growth companies have remained true and steady the previous four weeks, while the rest of US Equities have experienced some volatility.  The volatility from week to week can be seen in Foreign Equities as well. Foreign Equities didn’t bounce back as much as its US counterparts but all were up nearly 2% or more.


Commodities were our stand out with a gain over 6.6% from the previous week.  Emerging Markets were up over 4%, pulling them out of the red for a 0% return YTD.


Bonds were yet again boring.  Bonds have been boring us for months now. It has been10 weeks..TEN WEEKS….since any bond asset class has moved 1% either positive or negative. For the week ending June 18th, Foreign bonds were down 1.92%.  Since June, bonds have been set to simmer.


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