To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing.
Major equity indexes quietly advanced higher over the past week as investors digested upbeat earnings and better-than-expected retail sales data on the home front. Overseas, looming uncertainty stemming from Greece has yet to be resolved, although investors’ focus clearly has turned away from the eurozone drama for the time being.
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Risk Appetite Review
High Beta stocks were the strongest performing group for a second week in a row while Low Volatility was the only group to post a negative weekly return:
Major Index Review
The Nasdaq posted the best returns on the week amid broad-based bullish pressures and is also the strongest performer from a monthly perspective:
Domestic Sector Review
Technology stocks posted the best returns for the week while the Energy sector boasts the best returns over the trailing month:
Foreign Equity Review
Russia took a commanding lead over the past week and is now the best performer from a monthly perspective:
Natural gas prices posted the best returns over the past week while precious metals led the way lower during this same period:
The U.S. dollar led the way higher while the Japanese yen lead the way lower over the past week: