Category Archives: EWM Weekly Market Update by Prateek Mehrotra

Overview of global capital markets by Endowment Wealth Management.

EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 04/20/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: During the week, small cap equities’ returns versus large cap returns were mixed; growth stocks led most value stocks; international stocks trailed their domestic counterparts; and emerging markets outperformed developed markets. The yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note stayed mostly flat for the week, ending roughly around 2.9%. Purchase applications for home mortgages rose about 6% last week. The week's sharp pickup in mortgage activity shows buyers...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 04/13/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: In domestic equity markets, volatility decreased significantly from the week prior, and markets enjoyed healthy returns. Within domestic equities, growth stocks edged out value stocks across all market caps, but this effect was especially pronounced in small cap stocks. In regards to the capitalization spectrum, small cap stocks outperformed large cap stocks. International equity markets also gained in value during the week, although to a lesser degree t...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 04/06/2018

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WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic equity returns were slightly negative after a volatile week. Within domestic stocks, growth and value were in line with each other, whereas small cap outperformed large cap. International developed outperformed domestic equities for the most part, whereas emerging markets equities felt the brunt of the selling pressure. Treasury yields were mostly up through the end of day Thursday, with the longer end of the curve showing the greater increase i...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 03/23/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Global equity markets were led by Russia and Japan, with returns in the low single digits. Most major developed European indices traded slightly down, and the S&P 500, down nearly 4%, produced the worst returns through Thursday. Treasury's were mostly unchanged through Thursday. US Treasury yields experienced only de-minimis shifts during the week, with three- and six-month T-bill yields falling marginally. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 03/16/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Commodity prices decreased across the board. Oil slumped slightly, erasing the gains that were made earlier this week. Equity markets contracted during the week, with both domestic large and small caps falling across the board. Both value and growth stocks were affected. Treasury yields were up about 1.8% on longer maturities, driving prices down in anticipation that inflation will rise. Housing starts fell around 7%, whereas new building permits d...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 03/09/2018

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WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: US equities rallied, with the S&P 500 Index posting a weekly gain of 3.5%, erasing last week’s decline. Outside the US, both developed and emerging markets equities posted strong gains for the week with emerging markets leading the way. Treasuries fell after the strong job report on Friday. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond had the largest gain along the curve ahead of auctions next week. The yield on the 10-year Treasury Note ticked higher at...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 03/02/2018

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WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Among equities, volatility dominated headlines, with all major indices finishing in negative territory. Most European indices fell close to 2%, with US equities in similar territory and the S&P 500 falling around 2.5%. Emerging markets lagged as well, with Latin America down more than 3%. Treasury yields were mixed. The Treasury yields from one to five years were essentially unchanged for the week, while the 10-year and 30-year yields were down rough...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 02/23/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Trading was light, in a holiday- shortened week due to President’s Day in the US and Asian market closures to celebrate the Lunar New Year. In that context, equities finished relatively flat on the week. Growth stocks outpaced value, while international and emerging markets equities were in line with domestic stocks. Treasury yields continued to be heavily in focus. While the yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note hit a high of 2.95% earlier this week, it ...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 02/16/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Strong equity returns were relatively evenly split across large cap versus small cap, while growth slightly outperformed value. International developed stocks provided similar strong results relative to domestic equities, and emerging market equity returns outpaced those from developed markets. 10-year Treasurys have added nearly five basis points of yield since last Friday’s close of 2.83%, with the largest jump coming on Thursday morning, when higher...

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 02/09/2018

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Stock markets plunged. The S&P 500 Index nosedived more than 7% during the week, wiping out all of 2018’s gains plus a big chunk of those of fourth quarter 2017.  Among equities, small caps outperformed large caps; growth stocks led value stocks; international stocks outperformed domestic stocks; and emerging markets trailed developed markets. Stock market volatility skyrocketed. After more than doubling on Monday (2/5) from the previous close, t...

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