Weekly Snippet

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October 18, 2019
Weekly Snippet

Last Week…

… Was evenly split but ended in a rally!

US Stocks ended the week with Friday’s rally after news of the semi-Sino trade deal.

Exceptions to the weekly rise were:

  • HealthCare, slipping -0.27% and US Equity REITS, down -0.67%
  • Technology took the leader prize, rising 1.8% while Mid Cap Growth was the only benchmark failing to breach ½ a percent increase.

Large Foreign stocks shot up, especially Growth which bolted ahead 4.0%!

  • This while Small Caps and Emerging Markets gave up ground -2.1% and -1.5% respectively

Bond yields were finally on the rise last week driving prices down, in turn dragging bond funds down.

  • Treasury’s, both Short Term and Intermediate, suffered the most
  • High Yield and Emerging Market bonds also dropped but remain the best performers year-to-date.
  • Short term Treasury’s lost -0.96% while Intermediate Term Treasury’s were down -2.8%
  • Emerging Market bonds lost -2.45% and High Yield dropped -1.5%
  • High Yield remains the leader with over 11% YTD and Emerging Markets continues to hover just below 10% YTD.

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.