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EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 22, 2021

The NASDAQ hit a record high last week, while other benchmarks ended mixed. Growth stocks outpaced value names, which is one of the factors lifting the tech-heavy NASDAQ into record territory. Strong economic data and corporate earnings were offset by inflation fears, ongoing supply chain constraints, and a return of COVID in Austria and Germany.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 22, 20212021-11-20T20:22:33+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 15, 2021

Stocks sold off from record highs last week, as investors digested inflation data recording the highest inflation levels in nearly thirty years. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) climbed 0.9% in October, much higher than consensus estimates for 0.6%. The increase brought the YOY % level to 6.2%, the highest inflation since December of 1990 during the Gulf War. This led the S&P 500 to end its longest winning streak since 2017.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 15, 20212021-11-13T20:41:15+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 8, 2021

Stocks posted impressive gains for the week thanks to a dovish Fed meeting, healthy economic data, and more strong earnings. Oil prices dipped on the possibility of releasing supply from the strategic reserve.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 8, 20212021-11-05T23:00:27+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 1, 2021

Stocks hit new highs last week during the busiest week of the third-quarter earnings season. Consumer Discretionary stocks were the biggest winners in the S&P 500, boosted by a jump on Tesla shares on news that Hertz was buying 100,000 EVs.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — November 1, 20212021-10-31T19:17:12+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 25, 2021

Large-cap and mid-cap indexes moved to record-high territory last week, boosted by a series of positive earnings surprises. Further reflective of strong investor sentiment, the VIX fell to its lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic, approaching 15.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 25, 20212021-10-23T19:11:19+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 18, 2021

Stocks built on previous week's gains helped by strong corporate earnings and positive economic news. There was evidence that supply pressures and inflation might be peaking as September Core CPI (ex food and energy) came in at 4%, inline with estimates.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 18, 20212021-10-16T21:06:51+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 11, 2021

Markets recovered last week, regaining a portion of quarter-end losses. Energy stocks led gains as natural gas prices hit record highs in Europe and major oil exporters voted not to increase production, sending oil prices to a seven-year high.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — October 11, 20212021-10-11T14:46:57+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 27, 2021

The major U.S. indices overcame an early week sell-off to end the week flat to higher. Monday's S&P 500 biggest daily drop since May 12 was due to multiple factors. First off, there were fears that China's second-biggest property developer and the world's most heavily in debt, Evergrande, might default. This set off concerns about a global financial contagion similar to the Lehman Brothers collapse in September of 2008.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 27, 20212021-09-26T20:44:06+00:00

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 20, 2021

The S&P 500 notched its second straight week of losses in a September slump. Investors are processing mixed signals these days, with encouraging economic data being weighed against supply chain constraints, elevated valuations, and the prospect of Fed tapering.

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — September 20, 20212021-09-26T20:44:38+00:00
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