US Real Estate

Across-The-Board Rallies Lifted All Markets Last Week

Bullish sentiment boosted prices across all the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The clean sweep of gains marks the first time in six calendar weeks that every corner of global markets rallied, as of trading through Friday, March 15. Leading the upswing: emerg ...

Major Asset Classes | January 2019 | Performance Review

January delivered a strong rebound in the global markets, lifting all the major asset classes amid a powerful renewal of risk-on sentiment. The strong start to 2019 contrasts with December’s rout that inflicted deep losses far and wide. The new year, by contrast, is off to a bullish start that’ ...

The longs & the shorts

Apparently a lot of people think Canadian real estate will collapse. When she blows, they believe, it’ll be an event similar to the US housing bust. Swept away, or grievously wounded, will be banks, credit unions and half of Bay Street. This is based on real, and scary, facts. Households owe mor ...

Last Week’s Market Leaders: Foreign Corporate Bonds, Real Estate

Investment-grade corporate bonds in foreign markets topped last week’s widespread gains for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds for trading through Friday, Jan. 25. Invesco International Corporate Bond (PICB) led the winners with a 1.5% rise last week. The gain marks ...

Getting Ducks Lined Up for Later in the Week

Overview: The global capital markets are consolidating ahead of this week's big events, which include the FOMC meeting, US jobs, an important Brexit vote in the UK parliament and the first look at Q4 EMU and US GDP.  The US dollar is narrowly mixed.  Equities are mostly lower.  European be ...

Bond Vigilantes Weekly: Globalisation-mecca Davos loses shine as trade wanes

When the presidents of the US, France and Britain cancel their trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos – the mecca of globalisation over the past two decades – to face domestic challenges, no wonder investors are worried about falling global trade, inward-looking policies and hence, lower glo ...

Macro Briefing: 18 January 2019

Trump blocks Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing gov’t shutdown: WSJTrump-Pelosi feud dims prospects for quick end to gov’t shutdown: BloombergKey dates to watch for monitoring partial gov’t shutdown: CNBCN. Korea and US planning to discuss possibility of 2nd Trump-Kim summit: ReutersSigns of pr ...

US Real Estate Investment Trusts Topped Last Week’s Gains

Securitized real estate shares in the US led markets for the broad-based gains in the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ), which targets US-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs), surged 4.6% for the trading week through Friday ...

It’s Been A Good Year So Far

Seven trading days don’t tell us much about price trends, but if we plead temporary insanity and restrict our view of performance to the 2019 calendar the numbers look encouraging. What can we do with this information? Not much, but as financial entertainment goes it’s amusing. Let’s throw ca ...

Most Asset Classes Rebounded Last Week

A powerful rally on Friday helped boost prices on a weekly basis for most markets around the world via a set of exchange-traded products. With the exception of US real estate investment trusts (REITs), all the major asset classes ended the trading week on January 4 with gains. Last week’s biggest ...