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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. […]

Low Volatility In Everything

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A rising number of investors are anxious about the “bull market in everything”, but the markets are calm, based on rolling 90-day volatility (standard deviation). It may be the calm before the storm, although research on volatility clustering suggests that the tranquil times can roll on for longer than expected. The tide will turn eventually, […]

Commodities Lead Markets Higher in Mid-October

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Broadly defined commodities rebounded last week, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) popped 2.6% over the five trading days through Oct. 13. The rise marks the first weekly gain in four weeks, lifting the exchange-traded note to its highest close since April. Nearly all corners of the […]

Stocks In Emerging Markets In The Lead Last Week

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Equities in emerging markets posted a solid gain in the first week of October, marking the strongest weekly advance among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) jumped 1.8% for the five trading days through Oct. 6. The advance marks the first weekly increase for the […]

Across-The-Board Gains For Major Asset Classes Last Week

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Global markets posted gains in every broad category last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Leading the field higher: stocks in emerging markets, closely followed US real estate investment trusts (REITs). Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) topped the winners list for the second straight week. The ETF’s 2.7% gain lifted the fund to […]

Emerging Markets Stocks And Bonds Rise As US Shares Sink

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Equities and fixed-income securities in emerging markets took the lead last week, posting the biggest gains among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Meanwhile, US stocks fell for a second week, the first back-to-back weekly losses in three months, based on Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI). Last week’s top performer: […]

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 […]