Common Cents

by | Oct 13, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…


…the chart tells several interesting stories.


For a first this year, US Large Value stocks inched ahead of Large Growth stocks. That’s another great tribute to the turnover in the market. A very good sign.


Large companies zigged against smaller companies zagging. Value companies traded strides with growth companies. Value stocks gained as growth stocks lost.


Year to date, US Small Value leads US equities at 26.0%.

US Mid Growth trails at a still decent 7.2% YTD.


US Equity REITS lead Foreign REITS YTD.


Commodities are poised to erase the 15-year negative trailing return with a whopping 2.2% increase in the one-week tracking.


Foreign Stocks followed domestic equities.

Foreign Growth slipped.

Value gained 1.25%, breaching 10.0% YTD, nearly doubling Foreign Growth.


All bonds were negative on the week reflecting intermediate term yields rising on inflation and, in anticipation of the Fed tapering bond purchases later this year.


All in all, the US stock market points toward further expansion amid economic and political turmoil. While volatility is likely remain, any downturn could disrupt this year’s bull market. Yet, the upward march should not be counted out by any means.


Have a great week!


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