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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]