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.

Why it pays to have a flexible portfolio

When I get the opportunity to share my thoughts in this column, I generally pull from my recent conversations with financial advisers and their clients.

Market Update 2/22/21

Major U.S. indexes ended mostly lower last week, as inflation worries returned and longer-term yields saw their highest levels in almost a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by 0.1%, the S&P 500 decreased by 0.7%, the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index fell 1.0%, and the NASDAQ Composite was down 1.6%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 13 basis points to 1.33%, as Treasury bonds fell for the week. Last week, spot gold closed at $1,784.25, down 2.19%.

ETF Deathwatch for January 2021

January ETF Deathwatch contains 339 zombie ETFs and ETNs.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in only one of three indexes last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11%, the S&P 500 lost 0.71%, and the NASDAQ Composite lost 1.57%.

Last week, the gold spot price was down 2.19% and the U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.13%.