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US Real Estate Investment Trusts Led Risk Rally Last Week
After three weeks of losses, real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US bounced last week, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds.
Risk Premia Forecasts: Major Asset Classes, Thur., July 2
The long-term risk premia projection for the Global Market Index (GMI) ticked up again in June, rising to 4.6%.
Major Asset Classes: Performance Review For June 2020
Emerging-market equities rose sharply in June, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes last month. Overall, higher prices prevailed in risk assets.
Falling Real Yields Suggest Gold Price Will Continue To Rise
Rising economic and political uncertainty has boosted everyone’s favorite precious metal in 2020.
Bonds Rose Last Week As Risk-Off Sentiment Returned
Amid news of rising coronavirus cases in the US and elsewhere last week, investors favored bonds at the expense of risk assets, based on a set of exchange traded funds representing the major asset classes for the trading week through June 26.
Growth And Momentum Equity Factors Still Posting Gains For 2020
Large-cap growth in particular is the top performer this year in the factor realm.
EC Conflicting Inflation Forecasts: Treasury Market Vs Economists
The future’s unclear, especially when it comes to anticipating the trend for inflation. Or so it appears based on comparing the Treasury market’s implied forecast vs. recent estimates from several prominent investment and consultancy shops.
Fat Tails Everywhere? Profiling Extreme Returns: Part III
Bonds are often the first choice for minimizing tail risk in investment portfolios, and for good reason.
EC Commodities And US Stocks Topped Last Week’s Market Results
Broadly defined commodities and US shares posted the highest gains last week, but for the one-year trend, commodities continue to suffer the biggest decline.
Slow Decline In Jobless Claims Threatens US Economic Rebound
The worst of the coronavirus recession for the US has passed and a recovery is underway. But the strength of the recovery is in question after yesterday’s disappointing update on jobless claims, which remain stubbornly high.
Communications, Discretionary Consumer Sectors Post 2020 Gains
Communications services and consumer discretionary shares have recently joined technology stocks by posting positive performance for 2020, based on a set of exchange traded funds. The remaining eight sectors, by contrast, are still in the red.
Has The US Coronavirus Recession Ended?
Unlike previous recessions, this year’s downturn was self-inflicted as a tool to fight the coronavirus. As the economy shut down, output collapsed.
EC China’s Equities Regain Lead As Top Global Performer For 2020
For much of the year so far, Chinese shares have held the lead for stock market returns, albeit by losing less than the other major equity regions, based on a set of US-listed publicly traded funds.
Foreign Bonds Led Last Week As Risk-Off Sentiment Returns
Government bonds in foreign developed markets extended a rally last week as risk-off sentiment revived.
Are Foreign Bonds Adding Value In 2020 For US Investors?
If ever there was a case for a fixed-income allocation, 2020 has delivered the goods in no uncertain terms in 2020.
New Fed Economic Projections Due Amid Dark Q2 GDP Estimates
The worst phase of the pandemic crisis in the US may be easing, but economic projections for the immediate future remain grim.
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