EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ending 7/19/2019

By Financial Markets & Economy, Weekly Capital Market Updates
  • US equities traded mostly lower during the week on disappointing earnings concerns, worries about the health of the economy, and lack of progress in resolving the trade dispute with China.
  • The Yield on the 10-Year US Treasury Note drifted lower toward 2% over the course of the week, or more than one percentage point below its peak last November.
  • The US dollar finished weaker against a basket of currencies, reflecting rising expectations that the Fed could cut short-term lending rates by 50 basis points, rather than a more typical 25.
  • Gold extended its rally and hit a six-year high on concerns about worsening relations in the Middle East, a lower dollar, and falling government bond yields.
  • Oil prices have declined to their lowest levels in a month, despite growing tensions in the Middle East, as weaker demand and growing US inventories weighed on the market.

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Endowment Index™ Closes Lower for Week Ending 7/19/2019

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The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,294.27 Friday, declining 0.54% from the previous Friday’s close of 1,301.35. The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation strategy. The Endowment Index™ measures performance for a multi-asset, globally-diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes Global Equity, Global Income, and Alternative Investments (like Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Assets). The Index uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. You can obtain real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg, Google Finance and others. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.

EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 7/12/2019

By Financial Markets & Economy, Weekly Capital Market Updates
  • Among equities, the US stock market peaked this week after Fed Chair Powell indicated a probable rate cut this month. On Thursday, the Nasdaq Composite Index dipped a little after President Donald Trump’s tweet indicating challenges in the trade talks between China and the US. European shares ticked up on Friday as auto and chemical shares pushed the Stoxx-600 higher. Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region dipped due to weak data from China and Singapore.
  • The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury Note rose to 2.13% following the release of strong inflation data.
  • The Dollar Spot Index started the week with an upward trend. However, the index dipped as the week continued, as the increased possibility of the Fed’s interest rate cut weighed on it.
  • The Trump Administration withdrew its proposal to eliminate rebates from government drug plans. Shares of health insurers such as Cigna Corp (CI), United Health (UNH), and CVS Health (CVS), soared.
  • The US budget deficit increased to $747.1 billion for the first nine months of the fiscal year. This reflects a year-over-year increase of 23.10% for the same time period. The Trump Administration expects this figure to exceed $1 trillion for this fiscal year.

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Endowment Index™ Declines 0.07% for Week Ending 7/12/2019

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The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,301.35 Friday, declining 0.07% from the previous Friday’s close of 1,302.27. The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation strategy. The Endowment Index™ measures performance for a multi-asset, globally-diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes Global Equity, Global Income, and Alternative Investments (like Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Assets). The Index uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. You can obtain real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg, Google Finance and others. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.

Endowment Index™ Gained 2.34% in Q2 2019, Up 12.84% YTD

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The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or who otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation. The Index provides an objective tool used for portfolio comparison, investment analysis, and research and benchmarking by fiduciaries, trustees, portfolio managers, consultants and advisers to endowments, foundations, trusts, defined benefit/contribution plans and individual investors.

About the Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX®

The Endowment Index™ uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets as of 12/31/2018. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. Real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ can be viewed under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg as well as public websites such as Google and Yahoo Finance. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6.

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Endowment Index™ Closes Higher for Week Ended 7/5/2019

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The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,302.27 Friday, rising 0.68% from the previous Friday’s close of 1,293.49. The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation strategy. The Endowment Index™ measures performance for a multi-asset, globally-diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes Global Equity, Global Income, and Alternative Investments (like Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Assets). The Index uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. You can obtain real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg, Google Finance and others. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.

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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 6/28/2019

By Financial Markets & Economy, Weekly Capital Market Updates
  • Among domestic equitiess, large cap underperformed small caps; growth underperformed value-oriented securities; international equities outpaced US equities; and emerging markets outperformed developed.
  • The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note rose modestly to 2.05% from 2.02% at the end of the week.
  • Commodities were mostly higher during the week, buoyed by oil. West Texas Intermediate traded at $59.29 versus $57.678 for the prior week.
  • The US Dollar Index was higher, and the dollar rose, supported by stronger-than-expected US jobs data.

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Endowment Index™ Posts Slight Gain for Week Ended 6/28/2019

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The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,293.49 Friday, rising 0.21% from the previous Friday’s close of 1,290.76.   The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation strategy. The Endowment Index™ measures performance for a multi-asset, globally-diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes Global Equity, Global Income, and Alternative Investments (like Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Assets). The Index uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. You can obtain real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg, Google Finance and others. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.

The Endowment Index™ Posted a 2.13% Gain for Week Ended 6/21/2019

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The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) closed at 1,290.76 Friday, rising 2.13% from the previous Friday’s close of 1,263.79.

The Endowment Index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation strategy. The Endowment Index™ measures performance for a multi-asset, globally-diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes Global Equity, Global Income, and Alternative Investments (like Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Assets). The Index uses an objective, rules-based construction methodology based upon the portfolio allocations of over 800 educational institutions managing over $615 billion in total assets. Each of the 19 sub-indexes that currently comprise the index are investable, and contained within those sub-indexes are over 34,000 underlying securities. You can obtain real-time pricing data on the Endowment Index™ under the symbol “ENDOW” through major quote providers, including Bloomberg, Google Finance and others. The Morningstar® Index ID for the Endowment Index™ is F00000TPG6.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You cannot invest directly in an index. Indexes do not contain fees.