Market insights and analysis

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

4th 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 higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.6%, the S&P 500 Index rose 1.9%, the NASDAQ Composite climbed 4.2%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index increased 2.2%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield and its price ended the week essentially flat. Last week, spot gold closed at $1,855.61, up $27.16 per ounce, or 1.5%.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 1.49% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.59%.

Gold prices ended last week at $1,856.20 per ounce and remained above the 200-day moving average on the daily chart.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 1.11% and the U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.75%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) lost 1.22% for the week. The value of the COMEX gold futures, which closes early at 1:30 p.m., was down 0.30% for the week. The short-duration fixed-income ETF holdings within QGLDX were up for the week, averaging about a 0.03% gain.

Gold prices consolidated last week, remaining above the 50-day moving average on the weekly chart and closing the week at $1,829.90 per ounce.