Friday, November 16, 2012

Week Ending 11/16/12 S&P 500, Asset Class & Sector Performance

It was another highly correlated selloff for the equity markets this week.  Unlike last week when precious metals related equities were able to buck the downward trend, this week they were absolutely hammered.  You may want to keep an eye on the weakness in utilities for a buying opportunity.  Though I have yet to release my historical sector analysis for the month of December, I can tell you that the average utilities fund has finished in positive territory twenty-four out of the last twenty-five months of December.  The one down year was only an average negative performance of .88%.

S&P 500 Index
Asset Classes
Domestic Large Cap Value
Domestic Mid Cap Value
Consumer Discretionary
Domestic Small Cap Value
Foreign Large Cap Value
Foreign Small/Mid Value
Domestic Large Cap Growth
Domestic Mid Cap Growth
Natural Resources
Domestic Small Cap Growth
Real Estate
Foreign Large Cap Growth
Health Care
Diversified Emerg Markets
Gold & Precious Metals Equities
Consumer Staples
Real Estate
Broad-Basket Commodities
Europe Stock
China Region
Japan Stock
Latin America Stock


Jon R. Orcutt is the founder of Allocation For Life, Author of The Allocation For Life Investment Newsletter, Author of "Master The Markets With Mutual Funds: A Common Sense Guide To Investing Success" and manager/creator of the AFL Models available to Allocation For Life subscribers at Folio Investing.