'Safe Assets' Trend Back to Positive: Has Risk Aversion Begun?
MyPlanIQ submits:Risk assets' correction in last week was across the board: virtually all risk assets, other than US REITs (VNQ), turned up negative. Among them, both international stocks EFA (EFA) and commodities DBC (DBC) had the largest drops: both lost 3.09%. On the other hand, most 'safe' assets had a positive week. For more detailed performance for last week, please read here. From the following table, one can see that other than municipal bonds (MUB), all of 'safe' fixed income assets now have positive trend scores, meaning their return behaviors are better than cash or short-sterm treasury bills (SHV).
Assets Class Symbols 03/11 Trend Score 03/04 Trend Score Direction
Commodities (DBC) 12.94% 16.8% v
Gold (GLD) 9.46% 9.66% v
US Stocks (VTI) 8.03% 10.61% v
US Equity REITs (VNQ) 8.03% 8.47% v
International REITs (RWX) 6.89% 9.33% v
Emerging Market Stks (VWO) 4.64% 7.17% v
US High Yield Bonds (JNK) 4.13%Complete Story »