Market insights and analysis

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

1st Quarter | 2021

Market insights and analysis

rss

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

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 gained 1.37%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.18%, and the NASDAQ Composite gained 1.09%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 1.87% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.66%.

Last week, gold prices broke above the 50-day moving average on the daily chart, closing the week at $1,780.20 per ounce.

When you go to a restaurant (remember those?), you know if you had a good meal. And you know if the service is above average and deserving of a larger tip than usual. Your five senses give you all the answers. But what about your investment manager? How do you know if he or she or they are doing a good job of managing your investments for you? The easy answer is, “Look at their performance.”

Equities were up in the first quarter despite some market choppiness during the rise. Domestic large-cap stocks were the worst performers, but the S&P 500 Index still gained more than 6.1%. The Russell 2000 small-capitalization index led the pack once again, gaining more than 12.5% for the quarter.