Common Cents

by | Nov 17, 2021 | WWC WorthWhile Reading


Last week…


…was not as awe inspiring as the previous week.


Half of US Equities let off a little steam.  It’s like when you’re cooking pasta on the stovetop. The water reaches a boil, the pasta is added, but sometimes some of the water bubbles over because there’s too much heat.  With so much heat in the market as reported last week, we noted some US equities released and were down slightly last week. But the market is still boiling and still bringing the heat.  Large Value, Mid Value, Technology and Health Care were all up from the previous week.  Large, Mid and Small Growth were down as well as Small Value. Technology has taken the YTD lead with over 35% returns.


US and Global REITS were both down, while Commodities inched forward.


Foreign Equities were all down, but again, just slightly, all showing a double digit positive YTD return.


Emerging Markets continued their trend alternating between YTD returns in the red and black. This week they are back in black.


All bonds were down from the last week, except for TIPS. TIPS are showing a solid YTD return of over 6%.


Have a great weekend!



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