Stock market performance this year has blasted out of the gates, with many markets up double digits. So far, riskier assets have led the charge:
|20+ Year US Treasuries||(TLT)||-2.60%|
|Investment Grade Bonds||(LQD)||1.98%|
|High Yield Bonds||(JNK)||2.63%|
Last Friday, 84% of stocks on U.S. exchanges (defined for this article as NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX) traded above their 50-day moving average. 60% traded above their 200-day moving average.
To provide a deeper look at year-to-date market performance, below I have sliced the U.S. stock market into its various components.
Performance by Sector
Performance by Market Capitalization
Top 10 Performing Countries
(foreign stocks listed on U.S. exchanges)
Top 10 Performing U.S. Large-Cap Stocks
|(TTM)||Tata Motors Ltd.||41.30%|
|(SLT)||Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd.||38.24%|
|(RBS)||The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc||36.73%|
|(IBN)||ICICI Bank Ltd.||33.45%|
|(BAC)||Bank of America Corporation||31.12%|
|(CNH)||CNH Global NV||28.87%|
|(SID)||Companhia Siderurgica Nacional||28.85%|
|(ING)||ING Groep NV||28.73%|
|(LYG)||Lloyds Banking Group plc||28.03%|
Worst 10 Performing U.S. Large-Cap Stocks
|(D)||Dominion Resources, Inc.||-6.63%|
|(BMY)||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||-7.48%|
|(PEG)||Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.||-8.12%|
|(CHU)||China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited||-8.61%|
|(ERIC)||LM Ericsson Telephone Co.||-11.40%|
Data Source: Finviz, Google Finance
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
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