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Weekly Recap | February 28, 2022

Weekly Recap | February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022
Weekly Recap

February 21-25, 2022 Recap

Stocks Pare Losses

S&P 500 Claws Back from Correction
U.S. stocks ended mixed last week as economic readings and geopolitical risks linked to Russia’s invasion into Ukraine weakened expectations that the Federal Reserve will aggressively hike rates in March. The Dow Industrials surged over 800 points on Friday for its best single-day gain since November 2020, yet the 30-stock index registered its third-straight weekly loss. The broader-based S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite posted gains. Sentiment improved late in the week after Russian President Putin agreed to send a negotiating team to Minsk to meet with Ukrainian officials.

For the Week…
The S&P 500 gained 0.84%, the Dow Industrials fell just 0.06% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 1.10%. At Wednesday’s close, the S&P 500 was down 11.9% from its January 3 peak, but with a 2.8% two-day rebound the benchmark index ended the week out of correction territory (down 9.2% from peak). The Nasdaq Composite is still in correction, around 15% below its November 2021 record high. In style performance, mid cap growth stocks (+2.21%) gained the most, while large cap value (+0.87%) gained the least.

National Business Activity Improves
The Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index comprised of 85 economic indicators climbed to +0.69 in January from a December reading of +0.07. Index levels above zero indicate above-trend growth in the U.S. economy. Separately, the second of three government estimates of 4Q U.S. GDP growth rose to 7% annualized from 6.9%, reflecting a notable increase in inventories.

Healthcare Gains Most
Eight of the 11 major sector groups finished the week with gains, with Healthcare (+2.72%), Real Estate (+2.69%) and Utilities (+2.08%) rebounding the most. Materials (+0.60%) gained the least while Consumer Discretionary (-2.16%), Consumer Staples (-0.31%) and Financials (-0.26%) ended negative. Energy gained 1.37% to extend YTD gains to 24.40%.

Treasurys Reverse Lower
Treasury prices eased last week, sending the yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes around five basis points higher to end Friday at 1.982%. Yields rise when bond prices fall. The U.S. Dollar Index strengthened by 0.6% last week. U.S. WTI crude oil futures rallied 1.5% last week to end Friday at $91.59/barrel on heightened concerns for global supply disruptions associated with Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.

The Latest from @CeteraIM

Aggressive Rate Hike Odds Diminish

Restaurant Dining is Back

P/E Valuations at Lowest since April 2020

Economic Calendar

Monday, February 28
Advance Goods Trade Balance, MNI Chicago PMI, Dallas Fed Manufacturing.

Tuesday, March 1
Construction Spending, ISM & Markit US Manufacturing PMIs.

Wednesday, March 2
Mortgage Activity, ADP Private Payrolls.

Thursday, March 3
Jobless Claims, Worker Productivity/Costs, ISM & Markit Services PMIs, Durable Goods Orders.

Friday, March 4
Nonfarm Payrolls, Unemployment Rate, Hourly Earnings.

This year’s stock market correction drove valuations to their lowest level since April 2020 for U.S. large, mid and small cap indices. The P/E ratio based on forward earnings is below the average since 2005 for the S&P 400 (mid-caps) and S&P 600 (small caps). While near-term volatility has led to a drop in stock prices from record highs, the fundamentals remain positive for equities.

This report is created by Cetera Investment Management LLC. For more insights and information from the team, follow @CeteraIM on Twitter.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.

The S&P 500 is an index of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping (among other factors) designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities and is meant to reflect the risk/return characteristics of the large cap universe.

The NASDAQ Composite Index includes all domestic and international based common type stocks listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market. The NASDAQ Composite Index is a broad based index.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe and is a subset of the Russell 3000 Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that index. It includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market.

The Russell Midcap Index measures the performance of the mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe and is a subset of the Russell 1000 Index. It includes approximately 800 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index, which was originally called the Lehman Aggregate Bond Index, is a broad based flagship benchmark that measures the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The index includes Treasuries, government–related and corporate debt securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS (agency and non-agency) debt securities that are rated at least Baa3 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P. Taxable municipals, including Build America bonds and a small amount of foreign bonds traded in U.S. markets are also included. Eligible bonds must have at least one year until final maturity, but in practice the index holdings have a fluctuating average life of around 8.25 years.

The Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield Index measures the USD-denominated, non-investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market. Securities are classified as high yield if the middle rating of Moody's, Fitch, and S&P is Ba1/BB+/BB+ or below, excluding emerging market debt. Payment-in-kind and bonds with predetermined step-up coupon provisions are also included. Eligible securities must have at least one year until final maturity, but in practice the index holdings has a fluctuating average life of around 6.3 years.

The Bloomberg Barclays US Municipal Bond Index covers the USD-denominated long-term tax exempt bond market. The index has four main sectors: state and local general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, insured bonds, and prerefunded bonds. Eligible securities must be rated investment grade (Baa3/BBB- or higher) by Moody’s and S&P and have at least one year until final maturity.

The MSCI EAFE Index is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets (Europe, Australasia, Far East) excluding the U.S. and Canada. The Index is market-capitalization weighted.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets. It is a float-adjusted market capitalization index.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index is a broadly diversified index that measures 22 exchange-traded futures on physical commodities in five groups (energy, agriculture, industrial metals, precious metals, and livestock), which are weighted to account for economic significance and market liquidity. No single commodity can comprise less than 2% or more than 15% of the index; and no group can represent more than 33% of the index.

The S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index is a sub-index of the S&P GSCI, provides investors with a reliable and publicly available benchmark for investment performance in the crude oil market.

The S&P GSCI Gold Index, a sub-index of the S&P GSCI, provides investors with a reliable and publicly available benchmark tracking the COMEX gold futures market.

The U.S. Dollar Index is a weighted geometric mean that provides a value measure of the United States dollar relative to a basket of major foreign currencies. The index, often carrying a USDX or DXY moniker, started in March 1973, beginning with a value of the U.S. Dollar Index at 100.000.

The S&P MidCap 400 provides investors with a benchmark for mid-sized companies. The index, which is distinct from the large-cap S&P 500, is designed to measure the performance of 400 mid-sized companies, reflecting the distinctive risk and return characteristics of this market segment. 

The S&P SmallCap 600 seeks to measure the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market. The index is designed to track companies that meet specific inclusion criteria to ensure that they are liquid and financially viable.