Category Archives: VEA

US REITs Rise For A Second Week

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US surged last week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The rise marks the second weekly increase in a row for securitized real estate. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) jumped 2.2% over the five trading days through Nov. 10. 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. […]

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 […]

Foreign Stocks In Developed Markets Rise For 6th Week

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Equities in foreign developed markets delivered the strongest gain last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The modest advance marked the sixth increase in as many weeks for these markets. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) edged up 0.5% for the five trading days through Sep. 22, posting the […]

US Stocks Led Global Equities Higher Last Week

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Stocks in the US rebounded last week, posting their strongest weekly gain so far this year and topping the performance ranking for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) popped 1.7% for the five trading days through Sep. 15, closing at a record high. Emerging-markets equities […]

US Dollar’s Decline Fueled Gains In Foreign Bonds Last Week

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The US Dollar Index last week slumped to its lowest level in over two-and-a-half years, boosting returns in foreign bonds. Non-dollar corporate bonds topped the performance list among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded products. Notably, the top-four market performers for last week are offshore fixed-income funds. PowerShares International Corporate […]