Important characteristics of the broad sectors of the S&P 500 along with the S&P Mid Cap and Small Cap indices.
Sector weight changes during November were minimal.
IF one considers the 2011 decline a full-fledged bear market, then it follows the new bull market is only 22 months old. After all, we’re seeing some “immature” market behavior, and some atypical bear warnings.
Consumer Discretionary’s weight increased the most in the S&P 500, rising 0.5%. Health Care rose the most in Mid Caps (+0.3%), while Information Technology rose the most in Small Caps (+0.7%).
Year-over-year EPS growth rate for companies with Q2 reports (with about 65% in) currently stands at +4.2%, while revenue growth has come in at a better than expected +2.6%.
It was all downhill for bonds in January.