The S&P 500, MSCI EAFE, and MSCI ACWI all remain below 2013 highs and closed this week failing at said resistance. The Dow Jones Industrials, Transports, Financials, and Emerging Markets have lagged and are well below 2013 closing levels. Relative strength can be seen in High Yield Bonds, Healthcare, Technology, and Utilities. Commodities are by far the most attractive asset class year-to-date. Natural Gas, Precious Metals, and Oil are all exhibiting strength.
U.S. Inflation and jobless claims data came out “OK” this week, while housing data was bad, and the Philly Fed Index was a disaster in comparison to early expectations. Furthermore, the FOMC minutes hint that economic disappointments are not likely to derail the taper train.
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