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%.

No one thing leads to success

Watching the NFL playoff games this past weekend, I noticed the winning teams’ quarterbacks got much of the credit and much of the press. But there are 53 players on each team’s roster and many more behind them contributing to each team’s success.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The NASDAQ Composite gained 4.19%, the S&P 500 gained 1.94%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.59%.

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.