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Market Recap

Week of Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 2021

The S&P 500 index rose 3.8% last week, erasing the last two weeks’ declines and reaching a new closing record as investors grew more hopeful that the omicron variant of COVID-19 may have smaller effects on the US economy than initially feared.

The market benchmark ended the week at 4,712.02, up from last week’s closing level of 4,538.43. This marked a new closing high, although the index hasn’t yet topped its intraday high of 4,743.83 reached Nov. 22. It is now up 3.2% for the month to date and is up 25% for the year to date.

This marks the S&P 500’s first weekly gain since the week ended Nov. 19. It had fallen for two consecutive weeks on fears of the omicron variant of COVID-19, especially as experts worried its high level of mutations could make the variant more likely to evade existing vaccines.

However, data released Wednesday from Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) showed while a two-dose vaccine regimen wasn’t as effective against omicron as it was against earlier variants of COVID-19, a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine did neutralize it.

Also lifting sentiment were early reports that illness from the variant is milder than previously feared.

Meanwhile, November inflation data released Friday showed US consumer price growth had the largest advance last month on an annual basis in nearly four decades. The seasonally adjusted monthly gauge rose 0.8% in November, down slightly from a 0.9% increase in the prior month, but above the Econoday consensus for a gain of 0.7%. Annually, the measure climbed 6.8%, the largest increase since June 1982, although the growth rate was in line with analysts’ consensus.

All of the S&P 500’s 11 sectors were in the black for the week, led by a 6% climb in technology and a 3.7% increase in energy. Other sectors that were up by more than 3% each included materials, consumer staples, health care and industrials. The consumer discretionary sector had the smallest increase of the week, up 2.6%.

The technology sector’s gainers included shares of consumer technology heavyweight Apple (AAPL), which jumped 11% last week. The stock received a boost to its price target on Tuesday from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, who said she expects the consumer technology company’s stock to benefit from “a flight to quality” in 2022, “especially as upside from new product categories gets priced in.” Morgan Stanley’s new price target on Apple’s stock is $200 per share, up from $164.

The climb in energy shares came as crude oil futures also rose. Data last week showed crude oil inventories fell by 1.9 million barrels in the week ended Dec. 3, but commercial oil inventories declined by only 200,000 barrels, missing expectations for a larger decrease. Gainers in the sector included Halliburton (HAL), up 8.8%, and Schlumberger (SLB), up 6%.

Next week, investors will be looking at more readings on the pricing environment, including the November producer price index due Tuesday, leading up to a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. November retail sales and import prices will also be released Wednesday, among other reports.

Provided by MT Newswires

Major US Indicators Events Calendar

Dec. 13 through Dec. 19, 2021

Indicator Name
Latest Value

Next Release
Next Release Time (ET)
Frequency

1 Release Ago
2 Release Ago
3 Release Ago

       

US Producer Price Index YoY
8.62%

12/14/2021
8:30 AM
Monthly

0.30% 
3.91% 
6.43% 

       

US Retail Sales MoM
1.92%

12/15/2021
8:30 AM
Monthly

117.7% 
-32.70% 
— 

       

US Retail Sales YoY
14.83%

12/15/2021
8:30 AM
Monthly

18.58% 
-9.56% 
7.58% 

       

US Business Sales
1.670T

12/15/2021
10:00 AM
Monthly

0.88% 
0.12% 
0.52% 

       

US Business Inventories
2.102T

12/15/2021
10:00 AM
Monthly

0.73% 
0.77% 
0.55% 

       

Target Federal Funds Rate Lower Limit
0.00%

12/15/2021
2:15 PM
Market Daily

— 
— 
— 

       

US Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance
184000.0

12/16/2021
8:30 AM
Weekly

-18.94% 
17.01% 
-28.15% 

       

US Housing Starts
1.52M

12/16/2021
8:30 AM
Monthly

-0.65% 
-2.73% 
0.70% 

       

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Headline US Indicators Review

Indicator Name
Date

Latest Value

1M Ago
3M Ago
1Y Ago

1M Change
3M Change
1Y Change

   

Target Federal Funds Rate Lower Limit
11/03/21

0.00%

0.00%
0.00%
0.00%

— 
— 
— 

   

US Consumer Price Index
11/30/21

278.88

276.72
273.01
260.93

0.78% 
2.15% 
6.88% 

   

US GDP
09/30/21

23.19T

23.19T
22.74T
21.14T

0.00% 
1.96% 
9.69% 

   

US Housing Starts
10/31/21

1.52M

1.53M
1.562M
1.514M

-0.65% 
-2.69% 
0.40% 

   

US Manufacturing New Orders
09/30/21

515.89B

514.64B
506.13B
449.06B

0.24% 
1.93% 
14.88% 

   

US Personal Consumption Expenditures
10/31/21

16.29T

16.08T
15.80T
14.55T

1.33% 
3.07% 
11.99% 

   

US Retail Sales
10/31/21

565.77B

555.14B
543.19B
492.68B

1.92% 
4.16% 
14.83% 

   

US Total Nonfarm Payrolls
11/30/21

148.61M

148.40M
147.48M
142.81M

0.14% 
0.77% 
4.06% 

   

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US Equity Major Funds Review

Benchmark:
SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Trust

Week %
3.82%

YTD %
27.15%

1Y %
30.18%

Passive

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Invesco QQQ Trust

3.88%

27.31%

32.27%

 

SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Trust

3.82%

27.15%

30.18%

 

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

3.57%

21.67%

24.81%

 

Vanguard Institutional Index I

3.84%

27.12%

30.28%

 

Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF

2.91%

22.40%

24.51%

 

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF

2.66%

15.40%

18.63%

 

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

3.61%

24.24%

27.44%

 

iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF

2.84%

21.99%

23.53%

 

Active

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

 

American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A

3.22%

18.55%

22.66%

 

American Funds Washington Mutual A

3.66%

25.74%

27.61%

 

Dodge & Cox Stock

2.71%

29.91%

29.81%

 

Fidelity® Contrafund®

3.90%

24.48%

28.21%

 

MFS Value I

2.45%

22.96%

24.81%

 

T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth

2.43%

12.72%

15.95%

 

Vanguard Dividend Growth Inv

3.63%

21.82%

24.15%

 

Vanguard Windsor™ II Admiral™

3.82%

28.09%

30.62%

 

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International Equity Major Funds Review

Benchmark:
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF

Week %
2.54%

YTD %
6.88%

1Y %
8.82%

Passive

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF

2.51%

10.11%

12.38%

 

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

2.84%

14.04%

15.98%

 

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF

2.55%

8.03%

10.16%

 

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

2.65%

9.85%

11.78%

 

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

2.37%

-2.66%

-0.51%

 

iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF

2.70%

11.62%

13.03%

 

iShares MSCI Japan ETF

1.59%

2.03%

5.15%

 

Active

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

 

American Funds Capital World Gr&Inc A

3.16%

12.98%

15.73%

 

American Funds Europacific Growth R6

2.42%

1.92%

5.98%

 

American Funds New Perspective A

2.77%

16.05%

20.26%

 

Franklin Mutual Global Discovery A

2.45%

17.02%

18.80%

 

Harbor International Institutional

2.33%

7.78%

10.83%

 

Invesco Developing Markets Y

1.18%

-5.37%

-2.55%

 

MFS International Intrinsic Value I

2.89%

9.45%

12.78%

 

Oakmark International Investor

2.13%

6.48%

9.03%

 

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US Fixed Income Major Funds Review

Benchmark:
iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF

Week %
-0.73%

YTD %
-1.74%

1Y %
-1.39%

Passive

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

SPDR® Blmbg Barclays High Yield Bd ETF

0.74%

3.14%

4.31%

 

Vanguard Interm-Term Bond ETF

-0.59%

-2.47%

-1.99%

 

Vanguard Interm-Term Corp Bd ETF

-0.37%

-1.92%

-1.11%

 

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

-0.18%

-1.17%

-0.98%

 

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

-0.71%

-1.80%

-1.32%

 

iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF

-0.73%

-1.74%

-1.39%

 

iShares TIPS Bond ETF

-0.88%

4.52%

5.21%

 

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corp Bd ETF

0.73%

2.94%

4.00%

 

iShares iBoxx $ Invmt Grade Corp Bd ETF

-1.09%

-1.83%

-0.92%

 

Active

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

 

Dodge & Cox Income

-0.28%

-1.04%

-0.49%

 

DoubleLine Total Return Bond N

-0.57%

-0.08%

0.18%

 

Lord Abbett Short Duration Income F

-0.20%

0.87%

1.26%

 

Metropolitan West Total Return Bd I

-0.68%

-1.20%

-0.78%

 

PIMCO Income Instl

0.24%

1.87%

2.62%

 

PIMCO Total Return Instl

-0.64%

-1.10%

-0.78%

 

T. Rowe Price New Income

-0.69%

-0.55%

-0.12%

 

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Indices > S&P 500 Events Calendar

Dec. 13 through Dec. 19, 2021

Earnings

Next Earnings Report

Estimate

       

LEN
Lennar Corp

12/15/21

4.157

       

ADBE
Adobe Inc

12/16/21

3.198

       

ACN
Accenture PLC

12/16/21

2.627

       

FDX
FedEx Corp

12/16/21

4.286

       

DRI
Darden Restaurants Inc

12/17/21

1.437

       

 

Dividends

Ex-Date

Amount

Price

   

PLD
Prologis Inc

12/13/21

0.63

159.08

   

TMO
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

12/14/21

0.26

642.51

   

MRK
Merck & Co Inc

12/14/21

0.69

72.62

   

LRCX
Lam Research Corp

12/14/21

1.50

705.96

   

GILD
Gilead Sciences Inc

12/14/21

0.71

70.25

   

CCI
Crown Castle International Corp

12/14/21

1.47

193.21

   

CB
Chubb Ltd

12/16/21

0.80

191.47

   

ICE
Intercontinental Exchange Inc

12/16/21

0.33

135.54

   

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Technology Majors Review

Benchmark:
Technology Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
5.90%

YTD %
35.27%

1Y %
41.52%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

GOOG
Alphabet Inc

4.32%

69.73%

67.49%

-8.46% 
1.974T

AAPL
Apple Inc

10.88%

36.07%

46.51%

9.34% 
2.944T

CSCO
Cisco Systems Inc

5.37%

36.28%

37.60%

5.80% 
249.89B

IBM
International Business Machines Corp

4.42%

3.58%

4.34%

-8.15% 
111.28B

FB
Meta Platforms Inc

7.47%

20.72%

18.99%

-16.49% 
917.29B

MSFT
Microsoft Corp

6.05%

55.30%

64.07%

0.33% 
2.572T

ORCL
Oracle Corp

16.31%

61.07%

75.18%

21.05% 
280.56B

QCOM
Qualcomm Inc

4.18%

22.96%

20.26%

3.40% 
205.95B

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Financial Services Majors Review

Benchmark:
Financial Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
2.68%

YTD %
34.17%

1Y %
38.30%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

BAC
Bank of America Corp

1.48%

49.68%

55.85%

2.13% 
364.36B

BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway Inc

3.89%

24.31%

26.78%

3.71% 
643.73B

C
Citigroup Inc

-3.27%

1.53%

3.48%

8.39% 
120.46B

GS
Goldman Sachs Group Inc

2.18%

50.87%

62.79%

0.65% 
130.45B

JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co

0.97%

28.91%

36.20%

3.41% 
472.31B

MA
Mastercard Inc

8.63%

-1.49%

6.06%

-3.06% 
343.82B

V
Visa Inc

8.70%

-1.84%

3.41%

-2.27% 
449.96B

WFC
Wells Fargo & Co

5.13%

68.58%

72.52%

1.22% 
200.16B

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Industrials Majors Review

Benchmark:
Industrial Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
3.08%

YTD %
20.10%

1Y %
20.59%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

MMM
3M Co

2.61%

4.56%

5.34%

-2.83% 
102.05B

BA
Boeing Co

3.31%

-4.20%

-12.53%

-2.14% 
120.51B

CAT
Caterpillar Inc

2.86%

14.12%

16.14%

-3.69% 
110.06B

DHR
Danaher Corp

1.45%

43.27%

42.70%

0.62% 
226.87B

GE
General Electric Co

4.51%

12.47%

7.40%

-5.83% 
106.46B

HON
Honeywell International Inc

3.10%

0.33%

0.68%

12.99% 
144.44B

LMT
Lockheed Martin Corp

3.32%

0.13%

0.02%

-16.99% 
95.11B

UPS
United Parcel Service Inc

4.17%

26.85%

30.06%

-12.11% 
181.75B

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Real Estate Majors Review

Benchmark:
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR®

Week %
2.89%

YTD %
37.51%

1Y %
40.50%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

BXP
Boston Properties Inc

3.52%

23.98%

16.22%

3.05% 
17.82B

BAM
Brookfield Asset Management Inc

5.19%

42.92%

38.98%

-4.83% 
91.56B

CBRE
CBRE Group Inc

5.24%

65.34%

56.34%

5.29% 
34.70B

EQIX
Equinix Inc

0.49%

13.46%

17.95%

-0.34% 
71.84B

PLD
Prologis Inc

2.86%

62.20%

67.29%

4.49% 
117.61B

SPG
Simon Property Group Inc

3.27%

86.76%

78.84%

5.66% 
50.09B

VTR
Ventas Inc

2.57%

1.07%

2.43%

6.65% 
19.31B

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Energy Majors Review

Benchmark:
Energy Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
3.81%

YTD %
56.08%

1Y %
44.13%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

BP
BP PLC

1.86%

40.47%

28.62%

1.18% 
90.10B

CVX
Chevron Corp

3.44%

47.55%

33.48%

1.62% 
228.12B

COP
ConocoPhillips

3.35%

89.56%

72.28%

-0.67% 
96.93B

XOM
Exxon Mobil Corp

3.48%

62.33%

52.04%

-0.74% 
266.76B

HAL
Halliburton Co

8.98%

27.64%

20.68%

-1.66% 
21.42B

PBR
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

6.02%

22.44%

22.12%

-9.18% 
73.50B

PSX
Phillips 66

3.60%

8.59%

7.18%

-1.30% 
31.78B

SU
Suncor Energy Inc

4.41%

52.28%

36.06%

-7.08% 
35.87B

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Healthcare Majors Review

Benchmark:
Health Care Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
3.23%

YTD %
19.93%

1Y %
21.84%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

ABBV
AbbVie Inc

5.57%

22.69%

22.30%

5.81% 
221.82B

AMGN
Amgen Inc

4.17%

-5.44%

-4.71%

7.29% 
118.79B

JNJ
Johnson & Johnson

3.83%

7.81%

11.45%

3.36% 
435.67B

MRK
Merck & Co Inc

-0.98%

-8.86%

-9.44%

1.16% 
183.43B

NVS
Novartis AG

0.84%

-11.30%

-8.64%

-1.77% 
180.47B

PFE
Pfizer Inc

-2.75%

49.03%

31.46%

6.69% 
296.25B

UNH
UnitedHealth Group Inc

6.43%

38.30%

42.79%

2.03% 
450.42B

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Consumer Defensive Majors Review

Benchmark:
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
3.66%

YTD %
11.99%

1Y %
13.41%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

KO
Coca-Cola Co

5.12%

5.89%

9.46%

6.47% 
243.10B

MDLZ
Mondelez International Inc

3.32%

8.23%

11.27%

3.93% 
86.85B

PEP
PepsiCo Inc

2.59%

17.25%

20.19%

4.50% 
233.63B

PM
Philip Morris International Inc

0.74%

12.97%

11.68%

6.47% 
140.18B

PG
Procter & Gamble Co

3.72%

14.55%

17.62%

6.03% 
376.21B

TGT
Target Corp

-3.79%

36.79%

40.07%

5.87% 
114.12B

KHC
The Kraft Heinz Co

1.52%

2.74%

4.43%

6.89% 
41.80B

WMT
Walmart Inc

2.97%

-0.61%

-2.56%

11.77% 
391.20B

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Consumer Cyclical Majors Review

Benchmark:
Consumer Discret Sel Sect SPDR® ETF

Week %
2.67%

YTD %
28.08%

1Y %
31.37%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

11.70%

-46.26%

-52.78%

9.94% 
339.03B

AMZN
Amazon.com Inc

1.61%

5.75%

11.05%

-2.01% 
1.747T

MCD
McDonald’s Corp

6.27%

26.33%

30.30%

-3.89% 
198.00B

NKE
Nike Inc

-0.69%

20.40%

23.80%

3.21% 
267.59B

SBUX
Starbucks Corp

4.94%

10.94%

12.61%

3.00% 
136.95B

HD
The Home Depot Inc

1.86%

59.65%

60.14%

4.94% 
433.78B

DIS
The Walt Disney Co

4.44%

-15.71%

-1.28%

5.51% 
277.57B

TJX
TJX Companies Inc

5.72%

11.07%

14.02%

4.20% 
89.14B

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Utilities Majors Review

Benchmark:
Utilities Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
2.60%

YTD %
12.81%

1Y %
14.80%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

D
Dominion Energy Inc

4.00%

4.51%

5.75%

10.97% 
61.52B

DTE
DTE Energy Co

3.87%

-1.96%

-3.32%

-1.09% 
22.51B

DUK
Duke Energy Corp

1.63%

15.26%

15.01%

12.05% 
78.10B

ETR
Entergy Corp

4.02%

11.68%

7.98%

8.20% 
21.59B

NGG
National Grid PLC

4.43%

24.08%

23.68%

-2.92% 
50.31B

NEE
NextEra Energy Inc

2.56%

19.32%

25.62%

3.21% 
177.14B

SO
Southern Co

3.58%

10.41%

12.11%

7.74% 
68.97B

WEC
WEC Energy Group Inc

2.53%

4.63%

4.68%

7.08% 
29.49B

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Basic Materials Majors Review

Benchmark:
Materials Select Sector SPDR® ETF

Week %
3.50%

YTD %
23.56%

1Y %
26.06%

 

Ticker
Company Name

Week %

YTD %

1Y%

Vol. Trend
Market Cap

AA
Alcoa Corp

10.73%

112.2%

103.7%

-6.21% 
9.131B

MT
ArcelorMittal SA

5.94%

28.82%

38.56%

0.34% 
28.22B

DD
DuPont de Nemours Inc

6.04%

14.34%

22.13%

8.78% 
41.47B

ECL
Ecolab Inc

5.06%