It was another strong month for global stocks, pushed higher in part by optimism around COVID-19 vaccine development and dovish central bank policy in the U.S. Within equities, certain long-short equity style factors, such as Value, Low Risk, and Crowding, struggled.
Despite a rising rate of increase in new COVID-19 cases and increasing U.S.-China tensions, global equity markets continued their ascent. Within global stocks, the multi-year return spread between Momentum and Value grew wider.
In this double issue of the Venn Factor Performance Report, we discuss factor returns for the month and the last week of March.