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Commodities Surged Last Week, Leading Most Markets Higher

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Most of the major asset classes scored gains last week, with broadly defined commodities leading the way, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The broadly defined iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) posted its biggest weekly calendar advance in 2018 for the five trading days through April 13. The exchange-traded note was up 3.1%, closing at […]

Foreign Bond Markets Rallied Last Week On Trade-War Fears

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Stock markets around the world tumbled last week over concerns about a possible trade war between the US and China. The risk-off posture generated renewed demand for bonds, particularly foreign bonds, which delivered the only gains last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Supported by a decline in […]

US REITs Continued To Rebound Last Week

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US posted a second straight gain last week, topping performances for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded products. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) jumped 1.3% for the five trading days through Mar. 16. Adding in the previous week’s gain translates into VNQ’s best two-week […]

US Stocks And REITs Top Last Week’s Winner’s List

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Equities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) led most markets higher last week. Rebounding after a weak start to this month’s trading, nearly all the major asset classes posted gains in the first full week of March, based on a set of exchange-traded products. US stocks took the lead over the five trading days through […]

Commodities Lead In Mixed Week For Major Asset Classes

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Broadly defined commodities posted the strongest performance last week among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gain follows renewed expectations that inflationary momentum may be firming up in the US and around the world. iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) gained 0.9% in the shortened trading week in the US through […]

US Stocks Top Weekly Performance List As REITs Sink

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US equities led most markets higher last week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Meanwhile, real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US suffered the biggest weekly loss, extending a slide for this yield-sensitive sector in the wake of rising Treasury yields. Vanguard Total Stock […]

Emerging Markets Stocks Topped Last Week’s Trading Action

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Stocks in emerging markets head into the final week of trading for 2017 with a bullish tailwind. Rising for a third week in a row, equities in this corner posted the strongest gain among the major asset classes for the five trading days through Dec. 22, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard FTSE […]

US REITs Led Markets Higher Last Week

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US topped a generally rising tide in last week’s market action for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The lone weak spot over the five trading days through Dec. 15: US junk bonds. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) was up a strong 1.2% last week, […]

A Mixed Week For The Major Asset Classes

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Global markets posted a varied set of performances for the five trading days through last week’s close. On the positive side, US stocks continued to rally, dispensing the best weekly return for the major asset classes, based on a set of ETFs. On the flip side, broadly defined commodities suffered the biggest weekly loss. Vanguard […]

US Stocks Bucked The Trend With Another Solid Gain Last Week

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Selling dominated trading last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The main exception: US equities, which posted a solid advance. Vanguard Total US Stock Market (VTI) increased 1.5% over the five trading days through Dec. 1. The weekly rise marks the ETF’s third straight weekly gain, leaving the […]