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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 […]

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 […]

Profiling Correlations For The Major Asset Classes

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The case for holding a portfolio that’s diversified across markets and asset classes is built on the assumption that return correlations will remain below 1.0 (perfect positive correlation) by more than a trivial degree. To the extent that you own assets that move independently of one another you’ll reap the rewards of diversification, which is […]

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 […]

Trend Behavior: Comparing US vs. Emerging Markets Stocks

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Standard finance theory tells us to select weights for stocks and other asset classes based on market value. By that standard, emerging markets deserve a relatively light touch in portfolios. But this strikes some investors are misguided. As Frontera, a research shop, noted last year, “Emerging Markets Account for 80% of Global GDP Growth But […]

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

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After two weeks of red ink, all the major asset classes bounced back last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products through Friday’s close (Feb. 16). The latest rally extends an extraordinary run of highly correlated moves in markets, up and down. For each of the past four weeks, the major asset classes have […]