Market insights and analysis

How dynamic, risk-managed investment solutions are performing in the current market environment

3rd Quarter | 2020

Market insights and analysis

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Updates on how dynamic, risk-managed investment solutions are performing in the current market environment.

The major stock market indexes finished mixed last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.7%, the S&P 500 Index fell 0.8%, the NASDAQ Composite rose 0.2%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index rose 2.4%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 7 basis points, and bond prices were up slightly. Last week, spot gold closed at $1,870.99, down $18.21 per ounce, or 0.96%.

Things to be thankful for

For a variety of reasons, 2020 has engendered a wide range of strong emotions for many people: fear, uncertainty, anger, depression, resignation, loneliness, and (unfortunately) sadness and grief. But for many, there have been more positive and constructive responses: determination, commitment, hope, and a sense of community.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.96% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.39%.

U.S. equity markets posted losses in two of three indexes last week. The NASDAQ Composite gained 0.22%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.73%, and the S&P 500 lost 0.77%. Four of 11 sectors were up last week; Energy, which posted the largest gain, was up by 4.99%.

Gold moved sideways last week, closing at $1,872.40 per ounce.