Yen the Most Significant Factor Last Week as Europe, Health Care Top Performance Rankings, Real Estate & Retail LagNovember 25, 2013
The yen was the most significant factor driving global stock prices last week while countries in Europe topped the list for performance on an equal weighted basis. Health Care was the sector standout as the only sector to finish in the green for the week. Utilities and Materials were the laggards, each finishing down at least 1% on average. From an industry standpoint, Diversified Financials and Insurance fared the best while Materials, Real Estate and Retailing finished at the bottom.