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Real Estate Shares Surged Last Week

US and foreign property shares led returns in last week’s broad rise in global markets, based on a set of exchange traded funds tracking the major asset classes. over the trading week ended June 5. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) was the top performer, rallying 9.4%. The gain is one of the best weekly advances on record for the fund. Despite the bounce, VNQ is still well below its previous high, although the latest rise suggests the crowd is rethinking the case for dramatically...

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More Volatility Awaits Global Markets After Last Week’s Gains

The major asset classes posted widespread gains last week, but the reprieve may be brief as the world continues to grapple with coronavirus risk. But for the trading week ended Friday, Mar. 27, broad-based gains prevailed, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. US real estate investment trusts (REITs) posted the biggest bounce for the major asset classes. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) surged 17.4% for the week just passed. That’s an extraordinary gain, although it follows even greater...

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Nowhere To Hide Last Week

The coronavirus blowback that’s roiling the world cut into every facet of the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Another challenging week awaits, as sharp losses in overseas markets and US futures trading (ahead of New York’s open for stocks) on Monday suggest. As the US braces for more bad news in the days ahead, let’s quickly reassess how the trading week stacks up through Friday, Mar. 13. As the chart below shows, red ink prevailed...

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US Real Estate Investment Trusts Surged Last Week

Real estate is hot – sizzling, in fact, based on last week’s trading activity. In relative and absolute terms, REITs in the US delivered a spectacular run for the trading week ended Friday (Feb. 14) — the strongest gain by far for the major asset classes, based on a set of proxy ETFs. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) rose 4.2%, posting the best weekly advance for the fund in more than a year. What’s the allure? A relatively high dividend yield is probably a factor. The recent decline in...

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Across-The-Board Gains Last Week For The Major Asset Classes

A clean sweep of higher prices lifted all corners of the global markets for the shortened Christmas week of trading, based on a set of ETFs representing the major asset classes. The holiday rally through Dec. 27 is the latest installment in an extraordinary year that’s on track to deliver gains in everything once 2019’s final trade closes. Last week’s big winner: foreign real estate/real estate investment trusts (REITs). Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate (VNQI) surged 1.6%, marking...

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US Bonds, Foreign REITs Were Haven From Selling Last Week

Most of the major asset classes lost ground last week, according to a set of exchange-traded funds. Bucking the downside trend: US investment grade bonds and foreign real estate shares. Otherwise, red ink prevailed in global markets over the five days of trading through November 22. Last week’s top performer: iShares TIPS Bond (TIP). The fund, which targets inflation-indexed Treasuries, rose 0.6%, lifting the ETF close to its highest level since early October. So far in 2019,...

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Commodities And Global Equities Topped Market Gains Last Week

Commodities posted the strongest gain for the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. Equities generally were also in positive terrain for the trading week through Friday, Oct. 25. The iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG) led the field with a strong 2.4% gain last week, lifting the fund to its highest close in a month. Equities around the world also posted gains for the week, topped by emerging markets stocks. Vanguard FTSE Emerging...

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US Stocks Rebounded Last Week, Topping Global Market Returns

Equities in the US regained their mojo last week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) jumped 1.7% for the trading week through July 26–the best weekly advance for the fund in more than a month. Adding the bullish aura, VTI’s latest rally lifted the fund to a record high at Friday’s close. Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, thinks the recent rally in US stocks is...

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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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Last Week’s Market Leaders: Foreign Corporate Bonds, Real Estate

Investment-grade corporate bonds in foreign markets topped last week’s widespread gains for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds for trading through Friday, Jan. 25. Invesco International Corporate Bond (PICB) led the winners with a 1.5% rise last week. The gain marks the fifth straight weekly increase for the ETF, which closed at its highest price since October. US and foreign real estate funds were in close pursuit, each rising 1.3% in last week’s...

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