Good news was hard to find. Trade tensions continue pressuring stocks.
The markets cheered the scheduled resumption of U.S. / China trade talks, lifting the S&P 500 0.66%. Within domestic stocks, there may be early signs that market leadership is shifting away from the long dominant technology sector, at least over the near term. The week’s performance shift was a clear win for the value style, which has been lagging the growth style by over 18% during the past three years.
Friday’s impressive stock market rally capped a ninth year of gains without a 20% correction that commonly defines a bear market. Via Nova pulled together some interesting facts about the current bull market as well as some added points of interest.