Archive | February, 2014

Digging Deeper Into Japanese Outperformance


We’ve noted on several occasions over the last week the recent outperformance of Japanese shares, so we thought it fitting to dig even deeper into the topic. In the below two tables we show the 1-week sector performance (equal weighted) and the top performing companies in Japan over the period.

US Home Prices Losing Momentum


The Case-Shiller Home Price Index has now had back to back monthly declines for the first time since Oct-Nov 2012. Granted the declines were small but we are seeing other evidence that housing prices lost some momentum at the end of last year.