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Investment-Grade Bonds Were The Only Gainers Last Week

Risk-off sentiment triggered by rising US-China trade tensions unleashed red ink in financial markets far and wide last week. The only exceptions: high-grade government and corporate bonds, based on a set of exchange-trade funds representing the major asset classes. Everything else slumped amid rising fears that the trade war between the US and China is escalating. The biggest loser: emerging market stocks. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) tumbled 4.8% during the trading week...

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US Stocks Led Last Week’s Rebound

Global equities, real estate and commodities posted solid gains last week, offsetting losses in bonds. Overall, it was a mixed week for the major asset classes, but an upside bias clearly dominated. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) topped the winner’s list for the trading week ended Friday, Jan. 18. The ETF rose 2.9%, marking the fourth straight weekly increase and lifting the fund to its highest close since Dec. 4. According to one analyst’s outlook, the US stock market’s strong...

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It’s Been A Good Year So Far

Seven trading days don’t tell us much about price trends, but if we plead temporary insanity and restrict our view of performance to the 2019 calendar the numbers look encouraging. What can we do with this information? Not much, but as financial entertainment goes it’s amusing. Let’s throw caution to the wind and consider how some key markets are shaping up so far this year, if only as a brief distraction from the chaos unfolding in Washington and its shutdown soap opera. Using...

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Foreign Bonds Led During Last Week’s Selloff In Equities

Amid last week’s rout in stocks, bonds in foreign markets posted the strongest gains for the major asset classes, according to a set of exchange-traded products. Fixed-income securities in emerging markets led the field in the volatile week of trading that ended Friday, Dec. 21. Grabbing the top spot, VanEck Vectors JP Morgan Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond (EMLC) edged up 0.7%. The ETF has been trending higher in recent months after a sharp correction earlier in the year. At...

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Foreign Bond Markets Rallied Last Week On Trade-War Fears

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 weak greenback, foreign inflation-indexed government bonds in US-dollar terms posted the strongest advance for the five trading days through Friday, Mar. 23....

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Foreign Bonds Bounced Back Last Week

Fixed-income markets in developed and emerging nations topped the winners list last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gains mark the second week of flat to higher prices after two months of a downtrend for offshore bonds. The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond (BWX) was the strongest performer for the five trading days through Nov. 17. The ETF increased 1.1%, followed by a 0.9% rise for last week’s second-strongest...

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US Stocks Led Global Equities Higher Last Week

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 posted the second-strongest gain for last week: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) jumped 1.2%. Fixed-income markets were broadly lower last...

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Emerging Markets Stocks And Bonds Rise As US Shares Sink

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: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO), which rose 1.5%. Bonds in emerging markets were the second-best performer, posting a 1.0% gain....

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Rising Geopolitical Tension Lifts Foreign Bond ETFs

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 ex-US. This slice of fixed income posted the biggest gain among the major asset classes for the five trading days through Aug. 14, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The biggest loser: US real estate...

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Another Week Of Across-The-Board Gains For Global Markets

For a second week in a row, all the broad categories of global markets posted gains. Led by a sharp advance in foreign government bonds in developed markets, the major asset classes dispensed a clean sweep of price increases, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The top performer for the five trading days through July 21: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond (BWX), which climbed 1.8%. The advance lifted the ETF to a nine-month high. A key driver of BWX’s recent...

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