A Market Snapshot
The market focus provides a market snapshot which shows you the long term trend and a more current status of numerous financial markets. For instance if the market is bull or bear market. The financial markets that we provide details for are the U.S. Equity market, international equity market, commodities, bonds and real estate.
Asset Class Rankings
The Relative Strength ranking will show you which asset classes and sectors are performing well and steer you away from ones that are lagging the broad market. In addition, we provide you with how asset classes rankings have changed from week to week.
Bull / Bear Indicator
The Bull Bear Indicator provides you with market details of when each of the financial market that we monitor entered their respective bull or bear market and the length of their status. You will then begin to understand more, how the market is trending.
Market Focus week ending July 7th, 2017
The S&P 500 was basically at last week as a headwind from the continued rise in bond yields, especially in Europe, was offset by strong US economic data (especially the jobs report). The S&P 500 gained 0.06%, and is up 8.32% YTD.
Stocks were higher Monday and Wednesday in quiet, holiday-like trade. The strong ISM Manufacturing PMI helped stocks rally during the half day Monday, and that positive momentum continued on Wednesday during similarly quiet action. On Wednesday, the FOMC minutes were a potential catalyst; however, they proved to be a non-event. As we started trade Thursday, markets were up about 0.5% on the week.