World Wrap

World Wrap

REITs bounce back and claim the number 2 spot. S&P500 and NASDAQ hit new highs. Small and mid-cap stocks, and international equities have more work to do.
Healthcare turns positive but is lagging the average sector performance by the widest spread since the Clinton health initiative in 1993.
Little progress with US-Japan trade talks last week, as US-China trade talks are set to resume this week.
Core PCE inflation falls to one-year low, 1.6% year over year. Expectations are this should keep Fed policy changes out of the headlines for a time.

World Wrap

Real Estate falls to third place after a sharp drop. US Equities now lead all asset classes. FAANG stocks gain $873 billion in value ytd, nearly recouping Q4 losses. Healthcare stands out as the only sector down for the year on political concerns over growing...


Market Risk Index

Market Risk Index scales from 0 to 100%. Higher readings correspond with higher risk markets. Scores below 25% are bullish. Scores between 25-75% are neutral, and scores above 75% are markets vulnerable to major drawdowns.

Model Category Readings (Percentiles)

  • Psychology 99.7% 99.7%
  • Monetary 87.2% 87.2%
  • Valuation 99.3% 99.3%
  • Market Trend 9.8% 9.8%