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EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 6, 2021

Markets rallied to new highs this week heading into the Labor Day weekend. On Friday, the August jobs report showed a slowdown in employment gains, as nonfarm payrolls grew by 235k versus expectations for 750k. July's gains were revised higher however and the unemployment rate fell to a pandemic low of 5.2%. A jump in hourly earnings also reignited inflation fears.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 6, 20212021-09-04T19:07:18+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 30, 2021

Stocks gained last week, helped by FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid 19 vaccine. However, that good news was offset on Thursday by an attack at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan amid the U.S. military exit, resulting in casualties.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 30, 20212021-08-29T00:58:34+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 23, 2021

Stocks pulled back for the week, but not before the S&P 500 reached a new record high of 4480 on Monday. Small caps and energy shares were losers for the week. There are plenty of negatives weighing on market sentiment including evidence of a slowdown in China, weaker than expected retail sales, and mixed housing data. Adding to concerns are the delta variant and the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan after a hasty U.S. withdrawal.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 23, 20212021-08-21T17:42:55+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 16, 2021

Markets gained ground last week, shrugging off the resurgence of COVID-19 and its economic implications. Value stocks outpaced growth peers, with materials leading on a sector basis. On the flip side, energy sold off, and info tech names lagged driven by weaker pricing in semis.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 16, 20212021-08-15T19:39:37+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 9, 2021

Stocks recorded record gains again last week, helped by large-cap and big tech names. Friday's strong jobs report sparked a rise in long-term interest rates, boosting financials. Employers added 943k jobs in June, well above consensus estimates and unemployment hit a new pandemic low.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — August 9, 20212021-08-09T14:19:09+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary – August 2, 2021

Markets were mixed last week, with large caps and tech-focused names reaching record highs before peeling back on Friday to end the week with modest losses. Still, the S&P 500 Index finished the month with its sixth consecutive monthly gain, its longest winning streak since 2018.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary – August 2, 20212021-08-02T16:37:34+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary – July 26, 2021

U.S. stocks rebounded during the week after a sharp Monday selloff. Early last Monday, the Russell 2000 Index of small-cap stocks was down 10% from its closing high on March 15, marking its first correction in more than a year.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary – July 26, 20212021-07-27T14:18:50+00:00

BLOK: New Battle Of The Blockchain ETFs

While there are other Blockchain ETFs, BLOK is the original, launching back in January 17, 2018, with more than $1 billion in assets under management. With all the fuss about Bitcoin ETFs, some issuers and investors may have overlooked the investment opportunity in Blockchain itself.

BLOK: New Battle Of The Blockchain ETFs2021-07-27T16:43:32+00:00
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