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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 […]

Across-The-Board Losses For Asset Classes Last Week

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All the major asset classes declined in April’s first week of trading, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The losses market the first broad sweep of weekly red ink for markets since early February. The smallest setback was posted in inflation-indexed Treasuries. The iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) dipped a fractional 0.2%, the smallest loss […]

Losses Dominate Year-To-Date Performances For US Equity Sectors

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The revival of volatility in the US stock market this year has taken a toll on most equity sectors. Only two out of 11 sectors – consumer discretionary and technology – are posting year-to-date gains at the moment, based on a set of ETFs. The top performer so far in 2018: Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY), […]

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 […]

Tech Momentum Shines In Turbulent First Quarter

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It’s been a turbulent year for US stocks so far, but technology shares are an exception as this corner of the market roars higher in 2018. These firms have outperformed both the broad market as well as the other major sectors on a year-to-date basis, based on a set of ETF proxies. Technology SPDR (XLK) […]

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 […]

Most Asset Classes Fell Last Week

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Last week’s trading ended in the red for all but one of the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. US inflation-linked Treasuries edged higher over the five trading days through Mar. 2 while losses weighed on everything else. The iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) ticked up 0.2% last week, an outlier gain […]

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 […]

Tech Sector Momentum Still Dominates After Market Turbulence

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The surge in market volatility earlier this month took a toll far and wide, but tech’s leadership endures, based on a set of sector ETFs. A fund that holds a diversified mix of technology shares is trading below its recent highs, but the sector has largely bounced back from the early February correction and continues […]