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All The Major Asset Classes Fell Last Week—Except Commodities

Markets declined last week in nearly every corner of the major asset classes, with the lone exception of broadly defined commodities, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) gained 0.6% over the five trading days through May 18. The increase lifted the exchan ...

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Will rates jump again in May? Nope, says Mr. Market. Ain’t gonna happen. The latest economic stats (out on Friday) were more tepid than the rate bulls had expected. So, a weaker inflation number caused the dollar to slump and the odds of another set of mortgage increases to wither from 40% to 28 ...

Macro Briefing: 17 May 2018

EU leaders take tougher line on Trump’s US policy for trade and Iran: BloombergSecond round of US-China trade negotiations begin in Washington on Thurs: CNBC US housing starts eased in April as apt construction weakens: Bloomberg Industrial production jumped 0.7% in April, 3rd straight monthly ga ...

US Stocks Topped Market Performances Last Week

The US equity market rebounded last week, posting a gain after two straight weekly declines. The advance topped performances for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchanged-traded products. Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) surged 2.5% for the five trading days through May 11, the ETF’s ...

Fed Can Look Through the Data Easier than the ECB and BOJ

Geopolitical issues will continue to bubble below the surface for the capital markets.  The fallout from the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran has apparently helped lift oil prices in the face of the rising dollar, which often acts as a drag.  In the coming days, the US will take the symbo ...

US Real Estate Investment Trusts Top Markets For Second Week

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US again posted the biggest weekly gain among the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The ongoing bounce for REITs contrasts with a generally down week for most markets over the five trading days through May 4. Vanguard Real ...

Real Estate Investment Trusts Soared Last Week

US real estate investment trusts (REITs) surged last week, posting the biggest gain by far for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The increase marks the first weekly advance for these securities overall since late-March. Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund (VNQ) popped ...

Backtesting Four Portfolio Optimization Strategies In R

Investing strategies run the gamut, but every portfolio shares a common goal: delivering optimal results. The catch is that there’s a wide range of possibilities for defining optimal and so your mileage may vary, depending on preferences, assets, and other factors. Eran Raviv offers a useful revi ...

Gold Rebounds After Sharp Losses, US Consumer Confidence Shines

Gold has posted gains in the Tuesday session, recovering some of the losses from Monday. In the North American session, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1331.42, up 0.48% on the day. In the US, CB Consumer Confidence jumped to 128.7, beating the estimate of 126.0 points. US New Home Sales al ...

Commodities Are Top-Performing Asset Class For Second Week

Broadly defined commodities posted the strongest advance last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gain marks the second week in a row that raw materials prices topped the performance list. The iPath Bloomberg Commodity (DJP) edged up 0.8% for the five t ...