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 than US markets. In developed markets, value outperformed growth stocks, opposite of US markets. Emerging markets were also up during the week, albeit less than US equity markets and in line with non-US developed markets.
- Treasury yields were up across the yield curve except at the very short end, where they decreased slightly. The increases in yield were relatively uniform, albeit marginally, across maturities by the end of the day Thursday.
- Commodity prices increased in value through the week. Leading the way was crude oil, which enjoyed particularly strong gains as OPEC said its crude output declined significantly in March. The dollar index was slightly weaker, and gold increased in value during the week.
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