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TrackInsight: Large cap stocks rising for the sixth-straight week

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11/19/2019 | 10:30am EST

Week from 11 to 17 November 2019

15.11.19 Global Flows Map

Week from 11 to 17 November 2019

U.S. large cap indices posted their sixth straight week of gains (S&P500: +0.89%, Nasdaq: +0.77%, DJIA: +1.17%), setting new closing and intraday highs, as they were bolstered by renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said late on Thursday that the United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement.

Overall, Europe also finished a bit higher (EuroStoxx50: +0.32%), thereby securing its longest winning streak of the year, even though the German economy managed to avoid a recession in the third quarter (+0.1% growth rate) and automotive companies are still awaiting U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on whether or not his administration is to impose up to 25% tariffs on European cars.

After five positive weeks, it was a tougher period in Asia, especially in China (Nikkei slipping 0.38%, Shangai Composite down 2.46%).

Among the S&P sectors, healthcare (+2.42%) led the pack in the wake of health-insurance giants (Humana and Anthem stocks soaring 5.66% and 5.58% WTD respectively). It’s also worth noting that the losers in the past few weeks gradually recovered (real estate up 1.93%, utilities up 1.53%). Tech shares (+1.31% WTD) were also an important driver of the market, with the semiconductor industry boosted by Applied Materials after the chip gear maker forecast first-quarter revenue and profit significantly above analysts’ estimates.

By contrast, consumer discretionary (-0.24%), financials (-0.26%) and energy (-1.28% though WTI crude futures moved up 48 cents to $57.72 a barrel) lagged behind.

Treasuries were in demand with yields on U.S. 10-year notes dropping to 1.84% and away from last week’s three-month top of 1.97%. Same trend in Europe with the 10-year Bund sliding to -0.33% and the French 10-year OAT flipping again to negative territory and trading at minus 2bps. IG corporate bonds partly recouped the losses suffered last week (+0.61% WTD in the U.S. vs. -1.19% a week ago) while high yield and emerging bonds were edging down (-0.04% and -0.30% respectively).

Lastly, gold rose 0.38% on the week.

Find the full report here: https://www.trackinsight.com/weekly-flow-report/2019-11-15/global

15.11.19 Global aggregated weekly flows
15.11.19 Global aggregated weekly performance
15.11.19 Global Winner Losers

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
APPLIED MATERIALS 3.83% 58.7553 Delayed Quote.72.88%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.02% 27875.42 Delayed Quote.19.52%
EURO STOXX 50 0.43% 3687.45 Delayed Quote.23.02%
HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. -2.39% 20 End-of-day quote.26.78%
HUMANA 0.24% 345.4 Delayed Quote.19.48%
LONDON BRENT OIL -0.48% 63.82 Delayed Quote.16.84%
NASDAQ 100 0.49% 8394.981723 Delayed Quote.32.66%
NASDAQ COMP. 0.37% 8648.136016 Delayed Quote.30.46%
NIKKEI 225 -0.08% 23391.86 Real-time Quote.16.69%
S&P 500 0.22% 3139.19 Delayed Quote.24.96%
WTI -0.36% 58.84 Delayed Quote.29.85%

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