Global Markets Update: Monday, April 11, 2011

As of last Friday, we have recognized the following trends across world markets:
  • Year-to-date, Emerging Markets have closed the gap with the developed world after lagging much of the first quarter.  Emerging Europe continues to dominate the world stock markets this year.
  • The pattern remains as Germany and Canada continue to perform well amongst the G7s, while Russia continues to dominate the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India & China).
  • The CRB Index is up 32.7% over the last one year.  Crude Oil is up 32.1%, Silver is up 123.7%, and Gold is up 27.8%.

Furthermore, in the chart below, you can see how commodities have performed against the other major asset classes over the last year.

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To view today's complete World Wrap, click here.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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