Global Markets Update: Monday, November 19, 2012

Commodities are now negative year-to-date, which you can see in the chart below.
A few of the other highlights from around the globe include:
  • The World stock market was down 2.5% last week.  The World has now closed in on the US for the year, only 1.4% behind at this point.
  • Africa is up 36% this year, while the Middle East and Latin America are down for the year, -3.1% and -2%, respectively.
  • For US sectors, Energy and Utilities are down for the year, while Financials, Consumer Discretion, Healthcare and Telecom are up in the double digits this year.  The remaining four sectors are up in the single digits.
Keith Hays & Justin Wood
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