Market Movements Q2 2020: The Sequel | SJS Investment Services

Market Movements Q2 2020: The Sequel

July 2, 2020

By Kevin Kelly, CFA


Last quarter, global markets experienced a synchronous drop in equity asset classes. Investors around the world arrived at lower market valuations that included falling revenues and newly identified risks. We can now offer a more encouraging picture as a rising trend has been evident in the same asset classes during the second calendar quarter:

Source:, July 1, 2020. Equity asset classes are considered representative by SJS Investment Services based on actual results of institutional mutual funds within these categories (DFQTX, DFIEX, DFCEX, and DFGEX). Actual performance for each client may be different. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

As of June 30, 2020, the quarterly gain in major equity asset classes spanned a positive range of 12 to 22%.


It is worth re-stating that in our estimation and experience, most predictions are largely speculative and unreliable. The only prediction we are prepared to make is based on historical evidence that prices/economies tend to recover after economic shocks.

But we acknowledge that things can get worse from here and the current upward trend is in no way guaranteed to continue. Predicting where the dog at the end of the leash will go is range-bound at best…and even then, the dog can sometimes break his leash!

Investments, by their nature, are unpredictable. Yet we continually strive to manage your investments so that you can have the confidence that your MarketPlus® portfolio has been trained at obedience school!

If you ever find the investment markets make you “uncomfortable,“ let us do the worrying for you, so you can focus on the people and causes that matter most to you. We are always here for you, to lend an ear, to listen, and assist!


Important Disclosure Information

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee investment strategies will be successful. Diversification neither assures a profit nor guarantees against a loss in a declining market. MarketPlus Investing® models consist of institutional quality mutual funds. Mutual fund investment values will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost.

Indices are not available for direct investment. Their performance does not reflect the expenses associated with management of an actual portfolio. The performance of the indices was obtained from published sources believed to be reliable but which are not warranted as to accuracy or completeness.