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Most Asset Classes Fell Last Week

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Selling dominated global markets in last week’s trading. US stocks and bonds posted gains, but the rest of the major asset classes retreated over the five trading days through June 15, based on a set of exchange traded products. The biggest winner: junk bonds in the US. SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) gained […]

US Stocks And Real Estate Were Last Week’s Top Performers

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US equities posted the biggest gain among the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Foreign and US real estate shares grabbed second- and third-place finishes, respectively, for the five trading days through Friday, June 8. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) rose 1.7% last week, leading the winner’s list. The […]

US Real Estate Shares Rose Sharply Last Week

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) posted the strongest gain for the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) jumped 2.5% over the five trading days through Friday, May 25, posting an outsized advance vs. the rest of the field. Although the ETF is still down for […]

Real Estate Investment Trusts Soared Last Week

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US real estate investment trusts (REITs) surged last week, posting the biggest gain by far for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The increase marks the first weekly advance for these securities overall since late-March. Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund (VNQ) popped 3.2% for the five trading days through Friday, […]

Commodities Are Top-Performing Asset Class For Second Week

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Broadly defined commodities posted the strongest advance last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gain marks the second week in a row that raw materials prices topped the performance list. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) edged up 0.8% for the five trading days through Friday, April 20. […]

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 […]