Saturday, September 15, 2012

Week Ending 9/14/12 S&P 500, Asset Class & Sector Performance

****Notice the continued strength in gold & precious metals.  After lagging the hard assets for nearly two years the miners have started to surge.  How much have they surged?  On July 26th I sent a note to subscribers to my Allocation For Life newsletter and told them I was swapping out the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) for the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) in all of my models.  Since the swap GLD is up 9.68%, while GDX is up 25.69%!

Jon R. Orcutt, founder of Allocation For Life, is an asset allocation strategist and author of “Master the Markets with Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide To Investing Success”; Manager/Creator of the AFL Model Portfolios available for members of Allocation For Life in self-directed accounts at Folio Investing

S&P 500 Index 1.99%
Asset Classes Sectors
Domestic Large Cap Value 2.14% Technology 2.11%
Domestic Mid Cap Value 2.60% Consumer Discretionary 1.93%
Domestic Small Cap Value 3.05% Financials 3.42%
Foreign Large Cap Value 3.83% Telecom 1.96%
Foreign Small/Mid Value 3.65% Industrials 2.43%
Domestic Large Cap Growth 1.88% Utilities 0.62%
Domestic Mid Cap Growth 1.84% Natural Resources 4.79%
Domestic Small Cap Growth 2.33% Real Estate 1.55%
Foreign Large Cap Growth 3.03% Health Care 0.63%
Diversified Emerg Markets 3.76% Energy 3.82%
Gold & Precious Metals 6.75% Consumer Staples 0.60%
Real Estate 1.55%
Broad-Basket Commodities 2.98%
Europe Stock 3.53%
China Region 4.18%
Japan Stock 3.86%
Latin America Stock 3.67%