/1Q 2021 Coming to a Close

1Q 2021 Coming to a Close

Monday, March 29, 2021 – A confluence of recent drivers and
themes appeared to quiet volatility in U.S. equity markets this past
week as the S&P 500 rallied strongly on Friday to close the week at an
all-time high. The markets enjoyed what appears to be a tempering in new U.S. Coronavirus
cases leading to optimism over the potential impact of the vaccines while
Europe continued to deploy lockdowns.

On the economic front, the week brought a slew of mixed
but mostly disappointing releases that included a decline in both Existing and New
Home Sales, lower than expected Durable Good Orders and a drop in Personal
Income and Real Consumer Spending. Equity markets appeared to benefit from the
settling of longer-term rates and will look to more details forthcoming at the
end of March in what President Biden and his administration have dubbed the “Build
Back Better” economic plan.

For the week, the DJIA gained 444.91 points to close at 33,072.88,
the S&P 500 gained 61.44 to close at a new all-time high of 3,974.54 and
the Nasdaq dropped 76.51 points to close at 13,138.73.

ETFG Quant Movers –
Those ETFs who have had the largest weekly change in their ETFG Quant Total
Scores.

ETFG
Weekly Quant Winners
: The three biggest gainers in their ETFG
Total Quant Scores were found in the
iShares Evolved U.S. Media and
Entertainment ETF
(IEME) which gained 14.06 points to
53.85, the
Barclays
ETN+ Shiller CAPETM ETN
(CAPE) which added 13.51 points to
66.89 and the
SPDR
S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF
(XAR) which picked up 12.06 points
to close the week with an ETFG Quant Total Score of 51.93.

ETFG
Weekly Quant Losers
: The three biggest drops in their respective ETF Quant Total
Scores were found in the
ETRACS Linked to the NYSE
Pickens Core Midstream Index
(PYPE) which lost 14.59 points to
48.23, the
Fidelity
MSCI Information Technology Index ETF
(FTEC) which dropped 11.26 points to
33.24 and the
Reality
Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF
(DFND) which shaved 10.17 points from
its ETFG Quant Total Score to close the week at 37.42.

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