The ETF Portfolio Strategist: 30 July 2021

  • US Small-cap stocks rebound, but the outlook is still mixed
  • US bonds continue to edge higher as interest rate slip further
  • Equal-weight global asset allocation leads our strategy benchmarks this week—and this year!

Signs of life in small caps: For a second straight week, small-cap shares rallied. The iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) rose 1.7% for the week (through July 30), posting the strongest gain for our standard global opportunity set.

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