Volatility Returns To Markets – Domestic Equity Update

Equity indexes were nearly unchanged in January following volatility that drove prices higher and lower throughout the month. Market performance for prior Januarys have historically been acknowledged as an indicator of where markets might head for the year.

Speculative trading among smaller retail investors raised concerns about how social media is influencing individual stock valuations. As a result, volatility spiked in late January. Leading sectors for the month were energy, heath care, and consumer discretionary, while materials and industrials lagged.

Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters

Print Version: Equity Update Feb 2021

PlanRock offers financial planning tools, investment portfolios, various levels of advice, and full-service support. Please contact 800-677-6025 or go to www.PlanRock.com for more information about how we can help you reach your goals.

© PlanRock Wealth Management, LLC. The content above is available for use only by authorized subscribers, clients and where permissible as such. This content is not authorized for resale. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The sources we use are believed to be reliable, but their accuracy is not guaranteed.