Weekly Market Commentary

Market Commentary — May 16, 2022

U.S. stocks recorded a second consecutive week of losses as investors question the Fed's ability to achieve a "soft landing", aka taming inflation without killing the economy and plunging it into recession. U.S. inflation data edged down to 8.3% in April but remains close to the fastest pace in 40 years.

By |May 16th, 2022|Market Commentary|

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — May 9, 2022

Stocks suffered their fifth straight week of losses as interest rate and inflation worries weighed heavily on market sentiment, hitting growth stocks particularly hard. The Dow joined the S&P 500 and S&P Midcap in correction territory, while the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 Smallcap indices sit firmly in bear territory, down more than 25%. Markets have been extremely volatile, although the VIX remains below intraday levels reached back in January.

By |May 9th, 2022|Market Commentary|

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — April 25, 2022

The major U.S. market indices ended lower last week, with Value outpacing Growth and Large Caps trailing their smaller-cap peers, thanks in part to Netflix's 35% implosion on global subscription losses. More importantly, it was revealed that everyone on the planet is using the same username and password (hyperbole, but it's a problem nonetheless).

By |April 25th, 2022|Market Commentary|

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — April 18, 2022

Most of the big players in the ETF industry were in Miami last week for Exchange: The ETF Experience Conference at the Fontainebleau. There were some great sessions and it was nice to see colleagues in person again. Not too many masks, but lots of hand sanitizer for the vaxed or negative testing crowd. I will recap some of the highlights below, but first here's a brief recap of the market week.

By |April 18th, 2022|Market Commentary|

EQM Indexes Market Commentary — April 11, 2022

As investors brace for rate hikes, market action was choppy last week. Defensive sectors such as consumer staples and healthcare recorded solid gains, while technology, communication services, and consumer discretionary sold off. One tech outlier was the shares of Twitter which soared 27% last Monday on news that Elon Musk acquired a 9.2% stake in the company.

By |April 11th, 2022|Market Commentary|
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