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US Stocks Rebounded Last Week As Emerging Markets Tumbled

American shares recovered with a strong gain for the trading week through Friday, July 23, posting the highest increase for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds. Vanguard Total US Stock Market (VTI) rallied 2.3% last week, recovering all the losses in the previous week and then some. By the end of Friday’s trading, VTI settled at a new record high. At the other extreme, stocks in emerging markets suffered the deepest decline for the major asset...

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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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US REITs Led A Global Rally Last Week

Nearly every slice of the major asset classes posted a gain last week, based on a set of exchange traded funds, led by real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) jumped 2.7% for the trading week through June 4. The gain marks the third weekly advance for the fund, which closed just slightly below a record high. Most market buckets rose last week too, with one exception: foreign junk bonds. VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond (IHY)...

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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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The ETF Portfolio Strategist: 7 April 2021

Downside risk for Emerging Markets continues to lurk: Two weeks ago (Mar. 24) the potential for an extended haircut in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) appeared to be bubbling. The financial gods, however, laughed at the idea and the ETF subsequently bounced. Game over? Not yet since the rally looks unconvincing. continue reading at The ETF Portfolio Strategist

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US Stocks Led Gains In Last Week’s Risk-On Rally

Shares in US companies topped returns for the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange traded funds through April 1. The rally in American stocks unfolded in a week when global equities overall posted solid gains. Vanguard Total US Stock Market (VTI) rose 1.4%, lifting the ETF to a record high at the close of a shortened trading week. Foreign stocks in developed and emerging markets also rallied. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) rose for a fifth...

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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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Stocks In Foreign Developed Markets Topped Gains Last Week

In a mixed week for asset classes, shares in developed nations ex-US ran away with the best performance for trading through Friday, Mar. 5, based on a set of proxy ETFs representing the major asset classes. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) rose 1.1% last week, easily outpacing the rest of the field. The fund’s gain marks its first weekly advance in three weeks, as shown in the chart below. Last week The Wall Street Journal reported that “international exchange-traded...

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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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Emerging Markets Stocks Lead Returns For Major Asset Classes

Shares in emerging markets moved to first place for one-week and one-year returns for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through Friday’s close (Feb. 5). In addition to topping returns last week, emerging markets equities have widened a first-place performance lead over US stocks, which are in second place for one-year results. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) rallied sharply last week, rising 5.5%. The surge marks the biggest weekly gain for...

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