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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 […]

Across-The-Board Gains For Markets Last Week

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Buyers lifted prices in all the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gains mark the first run of uniformly positive weekly results in three months. The leading performer for last week: foreign stock markets in developed nations. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) rose 1.9% in the holiday shortened […]

Foreign Bonds Bounced Back Last Week

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Fixed-income markets in developed and emerging nations topped the winners list last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gains mark the second week of flat to higher prices after two months of a downtrend for offshore bonds. The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond (BWX) was the […]

Commodities Lead Markets For Second Week In A Row

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Broadly defined commodities posted the strongest gain for the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The advance marks the second time in as many weeks that commodities topped the performance list. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) was up 1.2% for the five trading days through Friday, Nov. 3. The […]

Commodities Popped Last Week Amid Weakness Elsewhere

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Broadly defined commodities rose last week, posting the strongest advance for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The increase is an outlier during a week when most markets fell. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) jumped 1.0% for the five trading days through Oct. 27. US equities – the number-two performer […]

US Equities Rose Last Week While Most Other Markets Declined

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Losses dominated the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. But three corners of the global markets bucked the trend with gains: US stocks, junk bonds in the US, and high-yield bonds in foreign markets. The US stock market was the top performer for the five trading days through Oct. […]