Chart of the Week Archive
Stocks continued their run this week as investors once again embraced risk after the announcement of a preliminary European debt deal.
Since September 22, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is up 14% while the Barclays Capital 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) is down 10% over the same time period.
The Associated Press reported that after several delays and half-meContinue Reading »
In a wild 4 week period, stocks and US Treasury bonds have experienced double digit swings that resulted in the two asset classes ending about where they began.
The Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF (VT) declined 9% before climbing 12% to finish the past 4 weeks up 3%.Continue Reading »
Technology stocks have held up better than average in the highly volatile equity markets of the past few weeks.
In the three months ended October 7, the Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Index Fund (IYW) is down 8%.Continue Reading »
Uncertainty in Europe and China and a growing threat of a double-dip recession in the US has resulted in a rapid decline in the price of base metals.
The PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund (DBB) fell 24% in the past month compared to a 15% decline for the broader stock market over the same time period.
According to the Wall Street Journal, China manufacturing activity has contracted for three consecutive months.Continue Reading »
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