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

1st Quarter | 2024

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Current market environment performance of dynamic, risk-managed investment solutions.

The major U.S. stock market indexes were mixed last week. The NASDAQ Composite gained 1.42%, the S&P 500 rose 0.05%, the Russell 2000 returned -1.21%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average returned -2.30%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose slightly. Spot gold closed the week down 3.37%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in two of the three indexes last week. The S&P 500 increased by 0.05%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 1.42%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 2.30%.

Last week, the gold spot price fell 3.37% and the U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.27%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) was down 3.47% for the week.

Last week, iConnections hosted an event in Miami called Global Alts, a gathering of alternative investment managers and allocators. You might be thinking, given my Michigan roots, enduring Miami in January was quite the cross to bear—but someone had to do it.

Market Update 2/5/24

The major U.S. stock market indexes were mostly up last week. The S&P 500 increased by 1.38%, the NASDAQ Composite was up 1.12%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.43%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index fell 0.79%.

Last week, the gold spot price rose 1.05% and the U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.47%. The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (QGLDX) increased by 0.87% for the week.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in all three indexes last week. The S&P 500 went up 1.41%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 1.13%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 1.43%.