Global Markets Update: Monday, March 19, 2012

Most markets around the globe were up last week as The World Index rose 2%.  A few other highlights include:

  • Both Emerging and Developed Europe were up 3% last week; however, the emerging countries are leading in 2012 up 25.6%, while the developed countries are up 12.5%.
  • Germany countinues to lead the G7 Countries for the year as last week's gain of 4.2% leaves the country up 22.6% for the year.
  • Russia is now up 27.6% in 2012 (leading the BRICs) after a 3.3% gain last week.
  • Egypt continues to lead the coutries we track for the year, up 44.1%, despite being down 3.9% last week.
  • The NASDAQ Composite continues to lead the way for the US indexes in 2012, up 17.3%, while the S&P 500 is up 11.7% for the year.
  • Financials continue to lead the US Sectors up 21% for the year, with Technology, up 19.6%, close behind.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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