Common Cents

by | Oct 20, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…


… all equities – US and Foreign gained significantly.



US Growth stocks trounced Value stocks by nearly 1.0%. Large Growth companies retook the lead from Large Value YTD. It’s a very different story for Mid and Small-Caps where Value stocks beat their Growth cousins YTD at 21.9% and 27.4%, respectively.


US Equity REITS surged 4.2% while Foreign REITS moved up 2.7%.


Commodities tipped the scales, erasing the 15-year negative trailing return with yet another week of whopping gains – 2.7%.


For the first time in recent memory, Foreign Stocks outperformed domestic equities. Foreign Growth soared ahead 3.3%.

Value pursued behind, gaining 1.8%, but still ahead of Growth by 3.0% YTD.


Bonds were mixed with US TIPS gaining the most – up .68%. Emerging Market bonds were right behind gaining .67% All others barely bobbled to one side or the other of dead even.


The upward march of stocks continues. Have a great week!




All performance reported in the graph and performance references 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