Global Markets Update: Monday, March 4, 2013

Commodities are now in negative territory for the year, as they've really taken a tumble the last few weeks, which you can see in the chart below.

On the other hand, US Stocks and Real Estate continue to lead the asset classes in 2013.  Some of the other highlights from around the world include:
  • Only 3 of the G7 countries are in positive territory for the year - the US (+6.5%), Japan (+6.0%) & France (+0.7%).
  • All of the BRICs have now entered negative territory for 2013, and even the broad Emerging Markets index is now down 0.2% for the year.
  • Healthcare and Consumer Staples are leading the US sectors, both up over 9% for the year now.
  • Mid Cap Value leads the US style boxes, up 8.4% in 2013, while Large Cap Growth is at the bottom, up 5.3%.

Keith Hays & Justin Wood

If you are a subscriber to, click here to read our recent reports.  If you would like to learn more about the research and commentary offered by Hays Advisory, click here.

Please see important disclosures at the bottom of this page.