Market Week in Review – 7/26/2021 – 7/30/2021

This week’s story has many parts, including Chinese stocks, Earnings Reports, the Infrastructure Bill, and a two-day Fed meeting which all ended with advances in small-caps and gains in commodity prices. Each made its influence felt across the market as investors shifted to respond to the implications of each.

Sector Winners and Losers week ending 7/30

Materials ( XLB ) was the top sector of the week as manufacturing and core durable goods data showed increase demand and was confirmed in consumer spending numbers. The growth in the sector was matched by increased prices in metal commodities required to support economic expansion.