March 2015 Portfolio Notes

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mar15.countriesFebruary Comments

  • The MSCI ACWI was up 5.57% in February, moving the global markets back into the green for the year. Russia led the way up 22.82% while Turkey was down 9.11%
  • Europe has been the best performing region on the year up 10.22% in LCL. Dollar strength has been a headwind, as Europe is only up 6.27% in USD.
  • Emerging Markets are positive, but trailing developed markets for the year. They have trailed developed markets by 38.24% over the last three years.

March Rankings

  • Japan and Israel surged up the rankings. Japan showed solid improvements in their risk ranking, while Israel improved in both fundamentals and risk.
  • The March country rankings show a decisive bias towards developed markets. China, Indonesia, and Taiwan are the lone emerging countries in the top 10.

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