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U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.87%, the S&P 500 gained 1.52%, and the NASDAQ Composite gained 1.48%. Ten of the 11 sectors were up last week; Real Estate, which posted the largest gain, was up 4.87%. Four of the eight Quantified Funds were up last week: The Quantified Evolution Plus Fund (QEVOX) gained 2.76%, the Quantified Market Leaders Fund (QMLFX) was up 2.16%, the Quantified Common Ground Fund (QCGDX) gained 2.07%, the Quantified Alternative Investment Fund (QALTX) was up 1.46%, the Quantified Pattern Recognition Fund (QSPMX) was down 0.10%, the Quantified Managed Income Fund (QBDSX) was down 0.33%, the Quantified Tactical Fixed Income Fund (QFITX) was down 1.34%, and the Quantified STF Fund (QSTFX) was down 2.24%.
The major stock market indexes finished mixed last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.75%, the S&P 500 Index fell 0.6%, the NASDAQ Composite rose 1.11%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 4.0%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 3 basis points, and bond prices were flat. Last week, spot gold closed at $1,861.58, down $89.28 per ounce, or 4.6%.
It’s been 51 years since we have brought a new puppy into our household. Don’t get me wrong. We love dogs and have had quite a number over the years. But it took five decades—during which we rescued many young adult dogs—before we decided we would try adopting a six-month-old puppy again.