Global Markets Update: Monday, November 14, 2011

After last week's market actions, here are a few highlights that we have taken note of:
  • Over the last 12 months, the US is up 4.2%, Emerging Markets are down -14.7%, and The World x US is down -11.5%.
  • The US is currently the only region of the world that is holding on to a positive return year-to-date and over the last one year.
  • Most countries remain down in the low-to-mid teens this year.
  • Russia continues to be the leader of the BRICs down -11.6% this year and -4.4% over the last 12 months.
  • Jamaica is currently leading the countries that we track up 33.1% so far this year.
  • Four US sectors are down for the year (Industrials: -3.4%, Telecom: -2.0%, Basic Materials: -7.8%, and Financials: -17.2%), five sectors are up between 4-8% for the year (Energy, Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretion, Healthcare, and Technology), and Utilities are up 12% this year.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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