Did the Market Bottom?
U.S. stocks recovered half of the bear market losses. They have never moved back to new lows after this happened.

In fact, a year later, stocks have been higher every time and up 19.3% on average.

Repeat of 1970?
U.S. stocks experienced the worst first half of the year since 1970. During 1970, the market finished the year positive after being down -24.7%.

Not saying this will happen again but it is interesting how similar 2022 has looked so far..

S&P 500 Return 2022 vs 1970

More Than a Decade of Underperformance
International stocks have underperformed U.S. stocks for almost 15 years. Historical data suggest that U.S. market dominance won’t last forever.


Worst Year For Bonds
The U.S. bond market is on pace for its worst year in history with a loss of 10%. However, with yields on most fixed income assets moving sharply higher this year, now could be a good time to revisit fixed income in portfolios.

Apple Making History
As of Thursday, the world’s largest company by stock market value, at $2.73 trillion, accounted for 7.3% of the index. The highest weighting for any S&P 500 company since 1980.

And that’s all for this week. Check out my Twitter (@ChicagoAdvisor) for more frequent updates. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sources and Disclaimers:

Did the market bottom? Chart from Ryan Detrick
S&P 500 2022 vs 1970 from ChicagoAdvisor data from YCharts
US vs International stock performance from JP Morgan’s Guide to the Markets
Bloomberg US Bonds Data from JP Morgan’s Guide to the Markets
Apple Largest Holding from Charlie Bilello

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