US Real Estate

Emerging Markets Equities Topped Asset Class Returns Last Week

Stock markets in emerging markets continued to rebound last week, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. No mean feat, considering that nearly every slice of global markets rallied during the trading week through Friday, Sep. 6. Vanguard FT ...

Major Asset Classes | August 2019 | Performance Review

US real estate investment trusts (REITs) and investment-grade US bonds surged in August as risk-off sentiment dominated trading around the world. Equities and commodities, by contrast, suffered as investors sought out safe havens and dumped risk assets. MSCI REIT earned the strongest return for th ...

Foreign Junk Bonds Surged Last Week As Stocks Tumbled

Trade-war risk returned with a vengeance on Friday, taking a bite out of global equity markets. Foreign junk bonds, on the other hand, enjoyed a strong rally, posting last week’s strongest gain for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds. VanEck Vectors International Hig ...

Macro Briefing | 26 August 2019

Trump predicts US and China will find path to trade deal: ReutersChina calls Trump’s escalation of trade war a ‘strategic mistake’: SCMPUS and Japan agree in principle to trade deal: BloombergHow will US companies deal with uncertainty from Trump’s trade war? ReutersNY Fed Q3 GDP nowcast: + ...

Tech Talk for Monday August 26th 2019

The Bottom Line The traditional period of summer weakness in world equity markets continued last week with all of the weakness occurring on Friday on growing trade war concerns. Equity markets have a history of entering into a period of increased volatility at this time of year with a downward bias ...

Kiwi outperforms on RBNZ Governor comments

  Waiting until November The New Zealand dollar was the best performing Asian currency during this morning’s session after RBNZ Governor Orr said that the central bank will do whatever is necessary to support the local economy, but can afford to wait and see what is happening. This implies that ...

Deep-Value ETF Report: Biggest Discounts In Commodities, Energy

The evolution of Mr. Market’s discounting machine unfolds at a glacial pace these days. If you surveyed the ETF landscape a year ago, for instance (as The Capital Spectator did here), and compared it with the latest review (as presented below), you’ll find that a familiar cast of characters pop ...

US Home Sales Rose in July

U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July, boosted by lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market, signs the Federal Reserve’s shift toward lower interest rates was supporting the economy. A separate report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday suggested the level of employmen ...

US Real Estate Investment Trusts Led Markets For Second Week

Real estate shares are on a roll. For a second week, real estate investment trusts (REITs) posted the strongest weekly gain for the major asset classes, based on performances via a set of exchange-traded funds. The leading gain is no mean feat when you consider that risk-off sentiment has returned ...

Major Asset Classes | July 2019 | Performance Review

US equities continued to lead the major asset classes in July. For a second straight month, the Russell 3000 Index posted the highest monthly return, closely followed by US real estate investment trusts (REITs). With roughly half the field rising last month, US stocks led the winners with a 1.5% i ...