Saturday, December 8, 2012

Week Ending 12/7/12 S&P 500, Asset Class & Sector Performance

It was a relatively quiet week for the markets.  Domestic growth stocks clearly lagged, especially when compared to domestic value stocks.  Real estate got off to a good start for the month which is right in line with its historical trend for the month of December.  The miners continue to struggle and have almost reached a point where I would consider buying the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX).  It was a trade I entered at the end of July that paid off big by the end of September.

S&P 500 Index 0.20%
Asset Classes Sectors
Domestic Large Cap Value 0.71% Technology -0.46%
Domestic Mid Cap Value 0.60% Consumer Discretionary -0.72%
Domestic Small Cap Value 0.17% Financials 0.95%
Foreign Large Cap Value 0.85% Telecom 0.33%
Foreign Small/Mid Value 0.97% Industrials 0.75%
Domestic Large Cap Growth -0.45% Utilities 0.42%
Domestic Mid Cap Growth -0.10% Natural Resources -0.02%
Domestic Small Cap Growth -0.52% Real Estate 1.39%
Foreign Large Cap Growth 0.62% Health Care 0.13%
Diversified Emerg Markets 1.62% Energy 0.15%
Gold & Precious Metals Equities -3.61% Consumer Staples 0.17%
Real Estate 1.39%
Broad-Basket Commodities -1.19%
Europe Stock 0.76%
China Region 1.31%
Japan Stock 0.79%
Latin America Stock 2.84%

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.