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A Week in Perspective (01/11/21) | What Yields Went +100% To The Upside?
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Jan 11, 2021

Despite still being at historic lows, the U.S. 10-year treasury yield jumped back above 1% for the first time since March 2020 as investors sold out of safe-havens, reflecting new confidence in risk assets and a brightening economic outlook.

A Week in Perspective (01/04/21) | Another Sign - Why it's important to manage risk NOW
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Jan 04, 2021

The S&P 500 Index closed out 2020 with market breadth at multi-year highs as over 90% of the Index's members are trading above their 200-day moving average.

A Week in Perspective (12/28/20) | The Small-Cap Comeback
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Dec 28, 2020

Despite spending most of the year underperforming the S&P 500, the Russell 2000 index has rallied strongly in recent months and is currently outperforming its large-cap counterpart for the year as investors continue to rotate out of large-caps and into small-caps.

A Week in Perspective (12/21/20) | Duration for IG Bonds @ Highest Level Ever
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Dec 21, 2020

Since 2008, the modified duration of Investment-Grade Credit has been trending higher, forcing investors to take on additional levels of interest-rate risk. In contrast, high-yield's duration has been declining.

A Week in Perspective (12/14/20) | When is it "Too High" of a Valuation?
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Dec 14, 2020

In addition to continuing to notch new all-time highs, the S&P 500’s price/earnings ratio is at its highest level since the dot-com era. Will this extreme valuation continue, or will we see markets adjust?

A Week in Perspective (12/07/20) | A Reversing Trend? Value vs. Growth
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Dec 07, 2020

The relative performance of value vs. growth stocks has seen a recent trend reversal showing the market's rotation from leading growth stocks into underperforming value stocks. Is this a temporary rotation or the start of a new trend?

A Week in Perspective (11/30/20) | Large Inflows to Equities – Will Confidence Continue to Grow at Market Highs?
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Nov 30, 2020

November saw the biggest weekly inflow to domestic long-term equities and ETFs since 2016, contrasting the large amount of outflows seen for the majority of 2020. Will the trend of confidence continue?

A Week in Perspective (11/23/20) | HY Bonds @ Historic Lows? Still Better Than Barclays Agg...
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Nov 23, 2020

The Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Corporate Bond index's Yield-To-Worst is at its lowest point ever as investors seek other avenues for yield given the expectation of prolonged near zero interest rates and investment grade bonds are only yielding around 1%.

A Week in Perspective (11/16/20) | The Comeback of Value vs. Momentum
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Nov 16, 2020

Momentum as a factor (that measures stocks that have demonstrated the strongest upward price trend of the past year) had its largest underperformance for the year. Following encouraging COVID-19 vaccine news, investors rotated quickly out of the best performing stocks and into sectors such as value and small-cap which had suffered the most since the pandemic began.

A Week in Perspective (11/09/20) | Changing Correlations Need Dynamic Portfolios
Weekly Market Snapshots & Data Nov 09, 2020

The relationship between equities and long-term treasuries, historically negatively correlated, has been inconsistent in the 6-month period since the downturn in March, possibly posing an issue for traditional stock/bond portfolio blends.

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