Equities had a great week!
All US Equities soared up. When we say “soared”, we mean it. Remember last Common Cents we mentioned growth was down further than value? That means they have more ground to make up…and make up they did:
• Large Growth was up over 7%
• Mid Growth almost 7% at 6.83%
• Small Growth was up 6.3%
US Value companies weren’t far behind with Small Value showing the least growth at over 3.5%. US REITS and Global REITS were up about the same over 2%.
As we see gas prices slowly creeping down, we’re seeing Commodities losing a little steam. Commodities were down over 3% last week.
Foreign Equities showed strong growth as well with Growth companies again outperforming the rest gaining nearly 6%. Even Emerging Markets were up over 3%.
Bonds were pretty boring as usual. The standout last week was Emerging Market Bonds. They have been suffering this year, but showed some life with a gain of almost 3%.
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