Global Markets Update: Monday, April 16, 2012

It was another down week last week for markets across the globe:
  • The World was down 1.5% last week, with the US down 2% and the World x US down 1%.
  • Emerging Europe remains atop the world regions that we track, up 15.1% year-to-date.
  • It was a tough week for most G7s last week.  Italy was down 5.5%, which makes it down 3.6% for 2012 and down 39.4% over the last one year.
  • Kazakhstan and Egypt lead all markets we follow, up 34.5% and 32.7%, respectively, this year.
  • The top three US sectors lead by a wide margin at the moment.  Technology, Financials and Consumer Discretion are each up over 14% this year with the next best sector up 8%.  Three sectors are negative for the year at this time - Energy, Telecom and Utilities.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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