US stocks and real estate are dominating again this year, while commodities have really taken a hit. US equities are now up 11.4% this year, while the World x US is up only 3.7% and Emerging Markets are down 3.4%. Frontier Markets, however, are up 7.6% for the year, and Africa is the only region (of those we track) ahead of the US for the year, up 15.6%.
Here in the US, Mid Cap Value leads all US styles, up 13.6%, which you can see in the graphic below.
Also, Healthcare is leading the US sectors so far this year, up a whopping 19.9%, while Basic Materials are at the bottom of the list, up 2.7%.
Keith Hays & Justin Wood
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