Student of the Market: April Edition
April 2021 highlights:
- Anniversary of the 2020 bear market: The 2020 bear market lasted only 23 trading days and rebounded 77.8% over the past year, giving it both the shortest time frame and largest rebound of any bear market since 1950.
- Smallest stocks are contributing the most: The largest stocks in the S&P 500 were responsible for driving index returns in 2020. The opposite has been true in 2021, with the smallest stocks driving the largest returns in the index YTD.
- A comeback in stock fund flows: After months of outflows (9 out of 12 months in 2020 saw outflows), stock fund flows have set a record in February 2021 for the highest month of inflows since 1993.
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