Global Markets Update: Monday, February 25, 2013

Once again this year, the US is ahead of the international markets, which you can see in the chart below.

Other highlights from around the world include:
  • Africa continues its strength, up 13.7% this year, as Ghana leads the countries we follow, up 37.3%.
  • After last week's losses in the BRICs, Russia and India are the only members to have positive returns for the year, up 1.6% and 0.3%, respectively.
  • Consumer Staples (+9.4%), Healthcare (+8.4%) and Financials (7.9%) lead the US sectors this year, while Mid Cap Value leads US style boxes, up 9.4%.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

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