S&P 500 index is up 19% so far this year, here I dig into the data on what’s driving it and what’s going on under the surface of the index.
COVID Impact On Company Fundamentals
There were 38 companies in the S&P 500 with Q2 revenue decline of 50% or more. It makes sense that concerts, cruise operators, hotels/casinos, airlines and travel sites are heavily represented. There was very little activity in those areas in April, May and June. Energy sector is also featured prominently.
Trillion Dollar Baby(s)
After hitting trillion dollar market values will Apple, Amazon and friends continue their rise or will they be checked?