Weekly Snippet

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February 8, 2019
Weekly Snippet

Last Week…

…Closed out the first month in January. In case you were wondering how the market is fairing YTD check out the quick chart below:

Not too shabby!  All asset classes with the exception of Commodities were up from the previous week.

  • S. Mid Cap Growth and Small Cap Growth were up further than their Value counter parts, perhaps indicating that investors were feeling particularly bullish last week.
  • Technology and Health Care were both up over 2% as well.
  • But the biggest gain was had by U.S. Real Estate up over 3% last week bringing it’s YTD return to nearly 11%!

Real Estate started out pretty hot in 2018 with housing prices on the rise, but cooled off at the end of the year possibly due to the scare of rising interest rates.

  • Even bonds inched up from last week.

We absolutely love delivering all this good news to you, and we know you love to hear it.  But, you also know we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t keep things in perspective. Say it with me folks, you know it by now: “What goes up, must come down!”  Even though the market blew off quite a bit of steam at the end of 2018, this bull can’t keep moving uphill forever.  So take your good news while you can and have a wonderful 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.