Below is an updated look at our asset class performance matrix using key ETFs traded on US exchanges.  For each ETF, we show its performance last week, month-to-date, and year-to-date.  The Nasdaq 100 is leading the list of US index ETFs in July with a gain of 5.68%.  Small-caps have outperformed large and mid-caps, while growth has outperformed value.  Most sectors are up anywhere from 3-5% on the month, but Consumer Staples, Energy and Utilities are only slightly in the green.

Outside of the US, Brazil continues to surge, gaining 2.59% last week for a total jump of 8.9% this month.  On the year now, Brazil is up 58.90%!  On the downside, Italy (EWI) is down the most YTD of any ETF in the entire matrix with a loss of 20.31%.  After a huge recovery off its lows earlier in the year, oil continues to dip here, falling 5.19% last week and nearly 10% month-to-date.  Gold and silver both pulled back a bit last week as well.  Finally, Treasury ETFs remain up on the year, but they’re now down slightly in July.

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