Common Cents

by | May 27, 2020 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last Week…


…was a knockout week for the markets!



US equities saw major gains, especially in those areas that were hit the hardest in the downturn.

  • Small companies saw the biggest gains with Small Value up 5.7% and Small Growth up almost 6%.
  • Mid companies were not far behind with Growth up 4.8% and Value up nearly 5.4%.
  • AND Large Growth was up over 3% and has entered positive YTD territory.
  • REITS, both US and Global, were up as well as Commodities.


Foreign Stocks were not far behind the US, with asset classes up from 3% to over 4.5%.


Even Bonds had some movement

  • US High Yield bonds up 2.3% and Emerging Market Bonds up over 3%.
  • Short and Intermediate Term Treasuries were down, but down so little it’s hardly worth mentioning.


This tells us investors were collectively feeling bullish last week.


Have a great weekend!


Indexes are listed in respective order to their reference above: 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. These materials have been prepared solely for informational purposes based upon data generally available to the public from sources believed to be reliable. All performance references are to benchmark indexes. Performance of specific funds will vary from respective benchmarks. Past performance is not an assurance of future results. Each index cited is provided to illustrate market trends for various asset classes. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Neither do Indexes reflect individual investor costs, e.g. trading, expense ratios & potential advisory fees.