Common Cents

by | Feb 23, 2022 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…

The market’s volatility continued.




…And we resurrected a chart we previously used in our weekly updates. You will note we are keeping the bar graph which illustrates the ups and downs of some of the asset classes over a 4-week time span.  And for our bottom liner’s we have a more condensed version indicating the movement of asset classes only from the previous week.


As both charts indicate, all U.S. Equities were down from last week.  Growth companies were hit harder than value companies and last week Mid Growth took the biggest hit down a little more than 2.5%.


The only Equities that were up from the previous week were Global REITS and Commodities. Commodities are now up over 12% YTD.


Foreign Equities were down more than US Equities, but with Value still hanging on to a positive YTD return. Emerging markets slipped back in the red last week.


Bonds breathed a little life last week.  Foreign Bonds, Short-Term Treasuries, Intermediate-Term Treasuries and TIPS were all up from the last week..barely.   But it’s positive movement nonetheless



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