The Numbers

May 13th, 2013

Last week, U.S. Stocks and Foreign stocks increased.  Bond decreased.  During the last 12 months, STOCKS outperformed BONDS.

LAST WEEK -Here is a look the cause of the volatility created this week by hedge funds, institutions, and those we call “traders”.

Returns through 4-19-2013                                             1-week        Y-T-D       1-Year      3-Year     5-Year     10-Year
Bonds- BarCAp Aggregate Index                                       -.4                .2               2.8           5.2            5.5             4.9
US Stock-Standard & Poor’s 500                                       1.3            15.4            23.1          14.6            5.6             7.9
Forgein Stocks- MS EAFE Developed Countried             .5              9.7             21.6           6.2          -3.8             6.1

Source: Morningstar Workstation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Indices are unmanaged and cannot be invested into directly.  Three, five and ten year returns are annualized excluding dividends.

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