Chart of the Week Archive
The prospect of tighter credit policy has China ETF investors on the defensive.
The $8 billion FTSE China 25 Index Fund (FXI) is down over 9% from a high achieved in early November. That compares to a 6% gain for the S&P 500 over the same time period.
Last week's report of higher than expected GDP growth is the latest news that indicates China's attempts to control growth are not as effective as hoped.Continue Reading »
Shares of Indian exchange traded funds closed at a four-month low on Friday as concerns about inflation and interest rates continued to weigh on investors.
The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (EPI) closed at $24.16, down 16% from the most recent high on November 5.
News that the December wholesale price index rose 8.43% from the prior year after a 7.48% increase in November raised investor concerns about future interest rates. According tContinue Reading »
Gold took s sharp move down last week reaching levels not seen since early December.
The SPDR S&P Gold ETF (GLD) closed the week at $133.58, down nearly 4% from its high on December 31 before bouncing back slightly in today's trading.Continue Reading »
If a strong move in the last four months of 2010 meant a good year for stocks in general, it was great for small cap stocks.
The S&P SmallCap 600 (IJR) finished up 26% in 2010 compared to a 14% gain for the large cap S&P 500.
Small cap stocks outperformed for a number of reasons with easy monetary policy and signs of a recovering economy as primary drivers for investors to take on more risk.
The question for 2011 is whether small cap stoContinue Reading »
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