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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. […]

Financials Rebound As Tech Stumbles

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The recent revival in shares of financial stocks has lifted this corner of the US equity market to the top-performing sector for one-year performance, based on a set of ETFs. The change in leadership is also a function of technology’s latest stumble – a slide that’s trimmed the formerly first-place sector’s performance to third for […]

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 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 […]

Tech Stocks Lead US Sectors For 1-Year Momentum

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Technology shares have overtaken financial stocks as the top sector performer for the trailing one-year period, based on a set of ETFs. The formerly high-flying financials have been clobbered recently, in part due to worries that falling bond yields and the blowback due to hurricanes striking the US will take a bite out of earnings […]

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: […]

Rising Geopolitical Tension Lifts Foreign Bond ETFs

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Stocks, real estate securities, and high-yield bonds took a hit last week as saber-rattling between the US and North Korea triggered a moderate round of de-risking. The leading beneficiary from last week’s push into safe havens: foreign government bonds in developed markets. This slice of fixed income posted the biggest gain among the major asset […]

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 […]

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. […]