By Jeff Pietsch
H1 2010 -- Is it a virus, or the first half stock market performance on the year? Here is a small slice from ETF Rewind showing percentage changes for major indices, caps, styles and sectors during the last three, six and twelve month periods.
It's no surprise that the internationals were the hardest hit, but that's a lot of red no matter how you spin it. Preferred Stocks and the Real Estate Sector were the relative winners. I'm always left scratching my head on the latter, although I understand many REITs used the most recent run higher to substantially recapitalize. [Click Image to Magnify]