Global Markets Update: Monday, October 1, 2012

As the third quarter of 2012 came to a close on Friday, here's where the major asset classes sit year-to-date.
A few other highlights from markets around the globe include:
  • The World was up very big in the 3rd quarter (+9.5%), while the US was up 8.5% and the World x US was up 10.4%.
  • Emerging Markets were up 10.6% in Q3 and Frontier Markets were up 7.5%.
  • Africa finished the quarter as the leading world region, up 24.3%, bringing it to 33.4% for the year.
  • Germany had the best 3rd quarter of the G7s, up 21.3%.
  • India was up 20% for Q3 bringing it to 23.6% for 2012.
  • Brazil is still down over 5% for the year, even after being up 10.8% in Q3.
  • Egypt continues to dominate the countries we follow, up 22.6% in Q3 and 61.9% for the year.
  • In the US, Technology and Energy saw returns onver 10% for the quarter, and Telecom, Technology and Consumer Discretion are each up 20% or more for the year.
  • The Dow Industrials were up 6.6% in Q3, while the Dow Transports were down 3.4%.
  • Small Cap Value led the US style boxes for the quarter, up 9.6%; however, Large Cap Growth continues to lead for the year, up 15.3%.
Keith Hays & Justin Wood
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