Market insights and analysis

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

1st Quarter | 2021

Market insights and analysis

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

The markets were up last week as we closed out the first quarter of the year. The tech-dominated NASDAQ Composite gained 2.60%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.49%, the S&P 500 gained 1.41%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.24%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 5 basis points to 1.72%, though bonds as an asset class were largely up for the week. Spot gold closed at $1,728.87 for the week, down 0.19%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 0.19% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.18%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The NASDAQ Composite gained 2.60%, the S&P 500 gained 1.14%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.24%.

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Gold prices bounced back a second time off the $1,670-per-ounce support level they found three weeks ago.