Common Cents

by | Mar 9, 2022 | WWC WorthWhile Reading

Last week…


Was more of the same.



Volatility continued to rock the market both domestic and foreign.


US equities were all down, except for Health Care.  Mid cap companies both growth and value were down slightly more than Large and Small Caps.


US REITs were up while Global REITs were down.


Unsurprisingly, Commodities were up.  In fact, Commodities more than DOUBLED its YTD return from last week bringing its YTD return to over 28% and its 1-Year trailing return to nearly 50%.  WOW!


Foreign Equities tumbled more than the US. Again, not a surprise given the situation with Ukraine.


Bonds breathed a small sign of life with 5 of those asset classes up from last week. US TIPS were up the most, over 2% which quite a bump considering the last year plus of lackluster performance.



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