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Property, Commodities Led Rebound In Global Markets Last Week

Nearly every slice of the major asset classes bounced last week, led by strong gains in real estate shares and commodities, based on a set of ETFs through Friday’s close (Oct. 15). The only decline was in foreign high-yield bonds. Vanguard US Real Estate (VNQ) surged 3.5%, posting its best weekly advance since mid-September. The rally left the fund to just below its highest close since Sep. 17. It’s unclear if the latest bounce is a temporary pause in what appears to be modest...

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Property Shares Ex-US Led Most Markets Higher Last Week

International real estate stocks ex-US, followed by foreign developed-market companies, topped returns for the major asset classes for the trading week through Friday, Aug. 13, based on a set of ETFs. The recent rally for Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate Index (VNQI) has stalled in the summer, but the fund popped 1.0% last week. That’s the third weekly gain in the past four, possibly signaling that the ETF is poised for an upside break out of its trading range. Meanwhile,...

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TIPS and Commodities Led Returns For Asset Classes Last Week

Inflation-indexed Treasuries and commodities were the top performers last week for the major asset classes, based on set of exchange traded funds. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) rallied for a fourth straight week, gaining 0.8% over the five trading days through Friday, July 16. The gain lifted the fund to a record high. A close runner-up last week: broadly defined commodities. WisdomTree Continuous Commodity Index Fund (GCC), an equal-weighted portfolio, rose 0.6%. The...

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US REITs Led Major Asset Classes For Second Straight Week

Property shares in the US were last week’s top performer for the major asset classes for a second straight week, based on trading through Friday’s close (June 11). Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) popped 2.5% last week. The rally marks the fund’s fourth weekly advance. By some accounts, the allure of REITs is rising as inflation worries heat up. Michael McClary, chief investment officer at Valmark Financial Group, for example, recommends holding REITs as part of an asset mix for...

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Real Estate Rebounds In Mixed Week For Major Asset Classes

Foreign and US property shares rallied last week, posting the strongest gains for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds through Friday, May 21.The top performer: Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI), which rose 1.0%. The fund is near its pandemic high but has yet to fully recover from the coronavirus crash in March 2020, as shown in the weekly chart below. A close second-place gainer last week: US real estate investment trusts (REITs). Vanguard US...

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Commodities Led Returns For Global Markets Last Week

Commodities rallied last week, posting a fourth straight weekly gain. The rise led mostly positive returns for the major asset classes for the trading week through Apr. 23, based on a set of exchange traded funds. WisdomTree Continuous Commodity Index Fund (GCC), which equal weights a broad set of commodities, rose 2.1% last week. The increase lifted the ETF to a six-year high. US real estate investment trusts were a close second in last week’s market action for the major...

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Desperately Seeking Yield: 20 April 2021

The recent rise in Treasury yields is on hold for the moment. So is the normally shifting sands of trailing yields for the various components of the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds. You can still find yield premiums in risk assets compared with government securities. But we’re now in a world of pondering the potential for higher inflation and higher interest rates, which further complicates the always precarious search for higher payouts. One thing...

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All The Major Asset Classes Posted Gains Last Week

It was hard to lose money last week as global markets rose across the board for trading through April 16, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Led by foreign and US real estate shares, all the major asset classes advanced over the previous week’s closing prices. Property shares ex-US led the party via Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI), which rose a hefty 2.6% – the fund’s best weekly increase since November. At the close of trading on Friday, the ETF was on the...

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Foreign Property Shares Led Markets By Wide Margin Last Week

Amid flat-to-negative performances for most of the major asset classes, last week’s strong rally in real estate stocks ex-US stands out. This corner of global markets led by a wide margin, based on a set of ETFs through the close of the trading week on Friday, Mar. 19. Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI) rallied 1.2%. That’s the second straight weekly advance for the fund, which closed near its highest level in more than a year, as shown in the weekly performance chart...

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Commodities Were A Rare Bright Spot Last Week

Commodities and foreign junk bonds were the only winners last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Otherwise, red ink dominated results for the US trading week through Friday, Feb. 19. WisdomTree Continuous Commodity Index Fund (GCC), a broad, equal-weighted mix of raw goods, was the clear winner, rising 0.8% last week. That’s the fourth straight weekly gain for GCC, as shown in the weekly chart below. Although the fund pulled back modestly...

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