iSectors®, LLC 1st Quarter 2019 Summary Commentary

By iSectors Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self on April 23, 2019

Summary Overview

  • Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index rose 13.65% during the quarter and was up 8.24% over the past twelve months.
  • MSCI All Country World ex US Index (international stocks) underperformed US stocks by rising 12.33% in the quarter and for the year by being up 3.16%.
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Equities Index rose 9.92% for the quarter and decreased by 7.41% over the past twelve months.
  • Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index underperformed stocks by rising 2.94% during the quarter.  The index rose 4.48% over the past twelve months.
  • Rogers International Commodities Index increased by 9.38% for the quarter and was down 2.68% over the past twelve months.
  • Gold underperformed the broad commodity market by rising 1.28% in the quarter.  It decreased by 2.15% over the past twelve months.
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