So far this year, The World is up 4.7%, with it's components, the US & The World x US, up 6.5% and 3.2%, respectively. US Stocks also continue to lead the major asset classes for the year, which you can see in the chart below.
Italy, the previous G7 leader for 2013, was down 6.5% last week, paving the way for the US to take the lead. Then, looking to the top five countries (of those we track), Greece has edged its way into the group, up 15% this year.
Here in the US, Energy & Healthcare lead the sectors in 2013, both up around 8.5%, while Mid Cap Value leads the style boxes, up 9.1%. Also, the Dow Transports have started the year off strong, up 11.4%, while the Dow Industrials are up 6.8%.
Keith Hays & Justin Wood
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