Global Markets Update: Monday, March 12, 2012

The World was down almost 1% last week; however, the global index remains up 10% in 2012.  Here are a few other key stats from around the globe:
  • Emerging Markets were down 1.8% last week.
  • International Stocks (+11.1%) continue to lead all major asset classes this year after their trough in 2011, with Emerging Europe (+21.9%) and Latin America (+16.2%) leading the comeback.
  • Germany is up over 17% this year and leads the G7 Countries.
  • Russia and India lead the BRICs, up over 23% this year.
  • Egypt leads all countries we follow up just at 50% year-to-date.
  • Technology leads all US Sectors in 2012, up 16%, with Financials (+14.3%) and Consumer Discretion (+12.4) in second and third.
  • Utilities are the only US Sector with a negative return so far this year, down 3%.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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