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Foreign Stocks Continue To Shine In Early August

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Stocks in off-shore markets were the top performers among the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Equities in developed countries posted the strongest weekly advance, fractionally ahead of stocks in emerging markets. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) secured its fourth straight weekly gain over the five trading days through […]

Bull Markets Squeeze Drawdowns For Most Asset Classes

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Drawdowns for the majority of the major asset classes remain under 7%, based on a set of representative exchange-traded products through yesterday’s close (Aug. 2). Four of the 14 asset classes are currently posting zero drawdowns and another three are below 3%, based on historical data for the past five years. Only two of the […]

Commodities Continue To Rebound, Rising To Two-Month High

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A broadly defined index of commodities rose for a third straight week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes over the five trading days through July 28, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Supported by higher prices for crude oil and gold, commodities overall increased to a two-month high at Friday’s close. […]

Across-The-Board Gains For Global Markets Last Week

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All the major asset classes were higher last week, led by stocks in emerging markets. Reversing widespread losses from the previous week, all the broad categories of global markets advanced in the five trading days through July 14, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Last week’s top performer: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO). The […]

Most Markets Fell Last Week, Except For US Stocks

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Red ink dominated the first week of trading in July. The main exception: equities in the US, which edged higher. Otherwise, across-the-board losses weighed on the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. US stocks bucked last week’s selling wave, albeit only slightly. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) was fractionally higher, inching […]

Emerging-Markets Stocks Are Last Week’s Top Performer

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Equities in emerging markets rebounded last week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) climbed 0.8% over the five trading days through June 23. The rise marks the first weekly increase so far this month for the ETF. One source of […]

US REITs Continue To Rebound

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US real estate investment trusts (REITs) posted the strongest performance last week among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gain extends a rebound for securitized real estate that began in mid-May. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) increased 1.5% over the five trading days through Friday, May 16. The rise marks the […]

Most Markets Declined Last Week

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The first full week of trading in June took a bite out of most markets. Only US real estate investment trusts (REITs) and broadly defined commodities bucked the downward trend for the major asset classes last week, based on a set of representative exchange-traded products. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) posted the strongest performance for the week […]

Foreign REITs/Real Estate Top Weekly Performance List

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Property shares and real estate investment trusts (REITs) outside the US grabbed the top spot among the major asset classes for the five-trading days through June 2, based on a set of representative exchange-traded products. The gain marks the fifth straight weekly advance for these shares. Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI) posted a strong […]

US Stocks Grab Top Spot For Last Week’s Market Action

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Equities in the US increased last week, closing on Friday at just below a record high. The advance through May 26 reflects the strongest weekly performance for the major asset classes, based on a set of representative exchange-traded products. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) gained 1.4% last week. The ETF was up every day last […]