U.S. Equity Dashboard

  • After April’s record performance, U.S. equities continued to rally in May, as markets anticipated relief from a COVID-19-driven economic slowdown. The S&P 500® gained 5%, and mid-caps performed even better, with the S&P MidCap 400® up 7%. While still relatively high, volatility calmed, with the VIX® closing the month at 27.5.
  • International markets also posted gains, with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI and S&P Emerging BMI up 5% and 1%, respectively.
  • All factors and sectors posted gains, with High Beta and Momentum in the lead. Info Tech was the top performing sector.