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Market Recap and a Look Ahead (week ended 7/13)

The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,356 up 0.16% for the week.

The Ten Year Treasury Yield closed at 1.49% down from 1.54% the previous week and just above the June 1st low of 1.45%.

Next Week’s Potential Market Moving Events:

Tuesday: Fed Chariman Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking committee.

                 June CPI is released.

Thursday: Spanish bond auction bears attention.

Weekly Sector ETF Performance:


ETF Sector Perfrmance
Week Ended July 13, 2012
Weekly Q1 2QDT YTD
SPY S&P500 SPDR 0.2% 12.7% -3.1% 9.2%
XLF Financials 1.7% 21.9% -6.4% 14.0%
XLU Utilities 1.4% -2.6% 7.5% 4.7%
XLB Materials -1.2% 10.8% -5.5% 4.7%
XLP Consumer Staples 1.1% 5.4% 4.4% 10.1%
XLY Consumer Discretionary -0.3% 15.9% -2.9% 12.5%
XLV Health Care 1.3% 9.0% 1.9% 11.1%
XLI Industrial -1.0% 11.4% -6.4% 4.3%
IYW Technology -1.8% 21.9% -10.6% 9.0%
IYZ Telecom 1.0% 6.2% 3.2% 9.7%
AGG Aggregate Bond 0.4% 0.1% 2.7% 2.8%
TIP TIPS Bond 0.6% 0.8% 4.2% 5.0%
LQD Inv. Grade Corp Bond 0.8% 2.3% 4.3% 6.8%
GLD Gold 0.3% 12.0% -4.9% 1.4%
Source: Yahoo Finance

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