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Trade disputes and related issues have yet to shake the dominance of U.S. stocks in world markets. Comparing the performance of the Vanguard Total Stock Market and Total International Stock Index exchange-traded funds shows as much. The ratio between the ETFs slid just 0.3% Monday after setting a record Friday and more than doubling since … Continue reading Staying Home

Tech and Developed Markets Europe Asia Far East

Stocks have risen more in the U.S. than in other developed markets primarily because of a performance gap between two industry groups. Technology accounted for 21.4 percent of the S&P 500’s value as of Tuesday and just 6.3 percent of EAFE’s, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Finance was weighted at 12.8 percent and 18.9 … Continue reading Tech and Developed Markets Europe Asia Far East