Weekly Snippet

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May 24, 2019
Weekly Snippet

Last Week…

…Was another volatile week in the market.  Quick note:  We have made changes to the data reported in our weekly graph – just to spice things up a bit. We were previously showing you which asset classes are up or down for their Year–to-Date returns. We thought it may be more helpful to actually show you what was up or down from the previous week, so that’s what we have done with our graph moving forward. So, here it is, the quick view of what moved up and down from the previous week:

As you can see, the volatility continues.  Interestingly enough, if you take out the Dow and the S&P, it’s close to an even split of ups and downs.  All US Equities were down, with small and mid-size companies taking a larger hit than large. REITS, both U.S. and global, were up from the previous week, which isn’t a surprise for anyone who is in the market for a new home.  Homes values are holding steady and increasing in many areas.  Foreign equities were mixed: Growth was up over .75%, while EAFE Value and Small Caps were down less than .5%.  Emerging markets took another hit of nearly 4%, again, most likely due to the tariffs and trade wars.

And boy do we wish we could tell you something exciting about bonds, but it’s just not in the cards this week! Bonds remain barely bubbling!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day 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.