Bespoke's Asset Class Performance Matrix

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Includes: AGG, ASHR, BND, DBC, DIA, DVY, EEB, EEM, EFA, EWA, EWC, EWG, EWH, EWI, EWJ, EWP, EWQ, EWU, EWW, EWZ, FXB, FXE, FXY, GLD, IEF, IJH, IJJ, IJK, IJR, IJS, IJT, IOO, IVE, IVW, IWB, IWM, IWV, PIN, QQQ, RSP, RSX, SHY, SLV, SPY, TIP, TLT, UNG, USO, XLB, XLC, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY
by: Bespoke Investment Group

As we enter another trading week, below is a snapshot of our asset class performance matrix. For each ETF shown, we highlight its performance last week, since the 9/20 peak for the S&P 500, and year-to-date so far in 2018.

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) ended up gaining 2.16% last week, while the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) gained 3.02% and the Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) gained 1.26%. Small caps were essentially flat, while Health Care (NYSEARCA:XLV) outperformed every other sector with a gain of 4.13%. Communication Services (NYSEARCA:XLC) was the only sector down last week with a drop of 1.03%.

Outside of the US, Brazil (NYSEARCA:EWZ) and China (NYSEARCA:ASHR) both fell 5%+ last week, while other countries like Hong Kong (NYSEARCA:EWH), Mexico (NYSEARCA:EWW), Russia (NYSEARCA:RSX), and Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI) were all down 1%+. Australia (NYSEARCA:EWA) and Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP) both gained 1%+.

Commodities fell sharply last week as well, with the exception of natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG), which spiked by 13%.