Weekly Snippet

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April 18, 2019
Weekly Snippet

Last Week…

… Was another good week for the market.

U.S. equities were up from the previous week with the exception of Health Care which tumbled over 2.5%.  Overall, U.S. Equities are showing an incredibly strong YTD performance, check out their YTD growth:

  • Large Growth – 18.9%
  • Large Value – 14.7
  • Mid Growth – 21.5%
  • Mid Value – 17.1%
  • Small Growth – 20.0%
  • Small Value – 15.7%

Commodities is still on a tear relative to the last 10 years, up from the previous week and at nearly 9% for YTD growth.

Foreign Equities all increased from the previous week but continues to lag the U.S. market.  Some of the ‘lag’ is due to the broadness of foreign markets. Oh, yah. We might mention that since investors appear to be giving on Europe in large numbers, we’re happy to be picking up the shares being dumped at what we believe to be bargain prices! We’re just rebalancing.

Bonds aren’t too shabby either.  High Yield bonds are right up there with some of our equities touting 8.4% YTD.  And Intermediate Term Corporates are inching up a bit more than short term which should help with what? That vanishing inverted yield curve! Who took away our scary recession prospects?

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.