Data as of 2/21/20
|Standard & Poor's 500 (Domestic Stocks)||-1.3%||3.3%||20.3%||12.2%||9.6%||11.7%|
|Dow Jones Global ex-U.S.||-1.4||-1.8||6.6||4.6||2.0||3.0|
|10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only)||1.5||NA||2.7||2.4||2.1||3.8|
|Gold (per ounce)||3.9||7.9||23.4||10.0||6.4||4.0|
|Bloomberg Commodity Index||1.2||-5.7||-6.8||-4.6||-5.6||-5.5|
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Data as of 2/7/20
|Standard & Poor's 500 (Domestic Stocks)||3.2%||3.0%||23.0%||13.2%||10.2%||12.2%|
|Dow Jones Global ex-U.S.||1.9||-0.9||9.8||5.6||2.8||3.5|
|10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only)||1.6||NA||2.7||2.4||2.0||3.6|
|Gold (per ounce)||-0.7||3.3||20.1||8.5||4.9||4.0|
|Bloomberg Commodity Index||-0.1||-7.6||-6.6||-5.2||-6.3||-5.2|
Data as of 1/31/20
|Standard & Poor's 500 (Domestic Stocks)||-2.1%||-0.2%||19.3%||12.3%||9.8%||11.5%|
|Dow Jones Global ex-U.S.||-3.1||-2.7||7.2||5.0||2.6||2.9|
|10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only)||1.5||NA||2.6||2.5||1.7||3.7|
|Gold (per ounce)||1.3||4.0||19.7||9.3||4.5||3.8|
|Bloomberg Commodity Index||-3.2||-7.5||-7.3||-5.1||-5.9||-5.4|
- Doggie playlists and podcasts. Want to make certain your pup doesn't get lonely (or into too much trouble) when left at home alone? One major media company is making canine playlists and podcasts. Reuters reported the podcasts feature, "...soothing music, 'dog-directed praise,' stories, and messages of affirmation and reassurance narrated by actors to alleviate stress..."
- Video chat or...bark? Wouldn't it be great to take a break and chat with your pet during lunch hour? One social media user, cited by The Insider, thought so. "I taught my dog to accept [video] calls through my laptop at home while I'm at work. Then, we just talk."
- Travel somewhere fun. Millions of people travel with their pets, according to Forbes. One travel magazine publishes a pet-friendly article each month. The LA Travel Magazine archive includes titles like, 'TopDawg' Resorts in the U.S. and The Pawfect Guide to Dog Beaches in SoCal.
- Just don't supersize it. A pet owner, cited by the Odyssey, occasionally indulges her pets with people food. "When we go out for [fast food] or something, my mom and I buy them each their own burger and sometimes include fries so they can have a meal."
Data as of 1/24/20
|Standard & Poor's 500 (Domestic Stocks)||-1.0%||2.0%||24.7%||13.1%||9.8%||11.6%|
|Dow Jones Global ex-U.S.||-1.1||0.4||13.2||6.2||3.1||3.0|
|10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only)||1.7||NA||2.7||2.5||1.8||3.6|
|Gold (per ounce)||0.4||2.7||21.9||8.7||4.1||3.6|
|Bloomberg Commodity Index||-3.1||-4.4||-3.6||-4.5||-5.2||-5.4|
Data as of 1/17/20
|Standard & Poor's 500 (Domestic Stocks)||2.0%||3.1%||26.3%||13.7%||10.5%||11.2%|
|Dow Jones Global ex-U.S.||1.0||1.5||15.3||6.8||3.7||2.6|
|10-year Treasury Note (Yield Only)||1.8||NA||2.8||2.3||1.8||3.7|
|Gold (per ounce)||0.3||2.3||20.7||8.6||4.1||3.2|
|Bloomberg Commodity Index||-1.1||-1.3||-0.8||-3.6||-4.7||-5.4|
- Shoot it while it's hot! Social media has delayed a few meals. More than one-in-four people told Influence.com they had been asked to delay a meal so someone could take a perfect shot to whet followers' appetites.
- Look at all the rainbows and unicorns. People indulged in rainbow bagels smeared with birthday cake frosting and rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches. If cupcakes, toast, or coffee was sparkly, bright, or shaped - it may have had 'unicorn' before its name. Why, you ask? Scientific studies suggest people perceive bright and/or sparkly food to be tastier and less boring than naturally colored food.
- Avocado toast persisted. From simple avocado mashed on crunchy bread to 20-plus ingredient gourmet extravaganzas, avocado toast became a social media sensation. There are even competing origin stories. Was the first avocado (a.k.a. alligator pear) toast created and consumed in Australia? California? Mexico?
- Meatless meat. Vegetables are delicious. They're versatile, and now they're masquerading as meat. America has become passionate about plant-based meat products. There is a catch. Vox reported, "...nutritionists who have conducted analyses have largely found that the meatless meat burgers are, well, fine - not any better for you than a beef burger but not worse, with the specific details depending on which health priorities you have."