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Plus, some interesting ETFs launched last week, and some expense ratios saw a range of adjustments.
International diversification for bond allocations is, in theory, an attractive concept, but in practice it's not working out so great in 2021 for US investors, based on a set of ETFs. A key headwind for foreign bonds is the rebound in the US dollar.
International bond exchange traded funds could be in trouble as investors think about cutting exposure to Eurozone debt with the European Central Bank looking to taper its emerging bond-purchasing program. Over the past three months, the iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (IGOV) fell 1.3%, and the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (BWX) dropped [.
US bonds posted the only gain for the major asset classes for the trading week ended Friday, June 18, based on a set of ETFs. For the one-year trend, all but one of the major asset classes are posting gains, although the range of results varies widely.
The value factor, after a long drought, is showing signs of life. To be fair, not every deeply discounted market corner has rallied.
The rise in commodities led mostly positive returns for the major asset classes for the trading week through Apr. 23, based on a set of exchange traded funds.
The value-investing concept remains on the defensive, although some variations of the strategy are showing hints of a revival in recent months after an extended drought.
Past experience shows us that emerging markets have historically reacted positively to higher global rates, especially if the latter reflects an improving global growth outlook. Most emerging markets will start normalizing rates well before the U.S. and developed markets.
Broadly defined commodities posted the strongest gain for the major asset classes in last week's trading, followed closely by wide-ranging rallies in fixed-income markets around the world, based on set of ETFs.
Vanguard US Real Estate rose 6.9% by the close of trading on Friday, Nov. 13, ending near its highest level since the coronavirus crash in March.