Global Markets Update: Monday, June 18, 2012

As you can see in the chart below, Commodites have been tough since the end of April.  On the other hand, Real Estate remains the top asset class this year.

The World stock market is currently up 2% year-to-date, and some of the other returns from around the globe include:
  • The US is blowing away the pack of G7s this year, up 6.7%, while Germany is in second, down 0.4%.
  • Kenya, Egypt and Vietnam lead all countries we track this year, each up over 25%.
  • Energy is the only negative US sector this year, while Telecom, Technology and Consumer Discretion are 1, 2 & 3, each up over 11% year-to-date.
  • Large Caps are dominating the US style boxes, and Growth leads Value.

Keith Hays

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