Seven Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total Market Capitalization

Seven Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total Market Capitalization The high concentration of the seven largest stocks in the S&P 500 has raised concerns regarding diversification and market stability. If these stocks were to underperform, potential risks could emerge. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 and the Percentage of S&P 500 Stocks Above 50-Day Moving Averages

S&P 500 and the Percentage of S&P 500 Stocks Above 50-Day Moving Averages The percentage of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day moving averages is a warning sign, which could potentially have negative implications for the overall market performance. Image: BofA Global Research

Seasonality Trends in MSCI AC World Index (Global Equities)

Seasonality Trends in MSCI AC World Index (Global Equities) April is generally the most favorable month for world equities, with December coming in as the second best month, implying that global stock markets tend to exhibit strong performance towards the end of the year. Image: BofA Predictive Analytics

U.S. Large Company Stock Total Returns

U.S. Large Company Stock Total Returns A $1 investment in U.S. large company stocks in 1824 would now be worth $16 million, including reinvested dividends. This growth showcases the wealth-building potential of long-term investing in the U.S. stock market. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

U.S. Small-Cap Stocks – Russell 2000

U.S. Small-Cap Stocks – Russell 2000 U.S. small-cap stocks have now fallen below pre-COVID high, indicating a market sentiment shift and highlighting ongoing challenges for small-cap companies in the current economy. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Ownership Breakdown of the U.S. Equity Market

Ownership Breakdown of the U.S. Equity Market (Share of Corporate Equity Market) U.S. households currently possess the largest proportion of the U.S. equity market, reflecting their confidence in the stock market. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Top 5 Stocks % of S&P 500 Market Capitalization

Top 5 Stocks % of S&P 500 Market Capitalization Does the current concentration of the S&P 500 in the five largest stocks suggest a potential bull trap, particularly as it is more pronounced than during the dotcom bubble? Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy