Global Markets Update: Monday, July 23, 2012

It was a flat week around the world last week as the markets attempted to find a direction.
  • The World is up 3.9% year-to-date, with the World x US flat for the year and the US up 8.3%.
  • Over the last one year, only the US (+2.4%) is in positive territory across the G7s.  Most of the G7s, along with all of the BRICs, are down in the the high teens to mid-twenties.
  • Egypt remains the top country this year, up 37.9%.
  • Energy remains the only negative US sector this year, down 0.5%.
  • Large Cap Growth (thanks only to Apple) is the top US style box for the year, up 9.8%, with everything else trading in the high 6% to low 7% range.

Lastly, here's where the major asset classes stand so far this year.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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