Weekly Stock Market Recap – February 23, 2013

By | February 23rd, 2013 03:02 PM EST | posted in Weekly Market Recap

THE BEST AND WORST STOCK MARKET PERFORMANCES FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 23, 2013.

Performance leaders this week: 7 of 9 U.S. sectors closed the week lower. The consumer goods sector posted the largest gains of the week at 1.4%. The year-to-date U.S. sector leaders are  consumer goods at 7.9% and healthcare at 7.7%. The investable country leaders for the week were The Philippines at 2.3% and Mexico at 1.7%. The year-to-date investable country leaders are Sweden at 18.2% and The Philippines at 15.7%. Natural Gas led all ISA tracked commodities for the week with a 3.9% gain. Grains lead all ISA tracked commodities year-to-date with a 11.7% gain. The lowest ISA tracked performers this week were basic materials (-2.9%), South Africa (-9.2%), and copper (-5.2%).

VIEW THE ISA PHILIPPINES ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILE

 

INTERACTIVE CHART OF THIS WEEK’S TOP INDEX PERFORMER

VIEW THE ISA U.S. SECTORS ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILES

VIEW THE ISA U.S. SECTORS ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILES

COUNTRIES MARKET RECAP

VIEW THE ISA PHILIPPINES ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILE VIEW THE ISA SWEDEN ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILE

COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES, & INDICES MARKET RECAP

VIEW THE ISA NATURAL GAS ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILE

VIEW THE ISA GRAINS ETF EXCHANGE TRADED FUND INVESTMENT RESEARCH PROFILE

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