After last week's market actions, here are a few of the trends that we've taken note of:
- Over the last one year, investors have virtually made no money in the stock market, as the world's stock market (MSCI All Country World Index) is only up 1.5%. However, some world regions such as the US and Emerging Europe have seen good returns over the last year as both markets are currently up over 6%.
- Italy and Germany, the laggards of the G7 Countries, are down almost 20% year-to-date. As for the BRICs, India has passed that -20% mark for the year, with Brazil close behind currently down 16.6% year-to-date.
- For US sectors, only Utilities, Consumer Staples and Healthcare remain positive for the year.
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Keith Hays & Justin Wood
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