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Foreign Bonds Were Last Week’s Leaders As Commodities Plunged

Bonds in emerging and non-US developed markets topped last week’s performance profile for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. By contrast, broadly defined commodities tumbled, suffering the deepest weekly setback in nearly two months for the trading week through Friday, July 19. Last week’s best performer for the major asset classes: VanEck Vectors JP Morgan Emerging Market Local Currency Bond (EMLC), which edged up 0.5%. The gain marks EMLC’s...

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US, Foreign Real Estate Shares Topped Market Returns Last Week

Property shares in the US and offshore markets posted the biggest gains for the major asset classes in the first week of trading for the third quarter, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. US real estate investment trusts (REITs) led the way via Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ), which popped 2.5% for the trading week ended July 5. Foreign real estate shares were in close pursuit: Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI) gained 2.0%, rising to its highest weekly close since early...

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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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