Study: So far this year, nowhere to hide from bear

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

High yield, no yield, loved by Wall Street or hated, every kind of stock has been pretty much slammed this year — leaving no place for equity investors to hide.

Bespoke Investment Group dissected the names in the S&P 500 to see if it could glean which kind of stocks (value, growth, etc.) led this year’s declines, but it found just about everything in the index was off by 7 percent or more. It released a snapshot of its market findings Tuesday with the S&P 500 down 8.9 percent for the year.

“There’s nowhere holding up right now,” said Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke. “You wouldn’t expect much to be doing well but every is down close to 7 percent or more.”