Monday, November 11, 2013

Geographic Regions Performance

Last week we reviewed the collective performance of the 750+ equity ETFs as segmented by their respective market sector.  Today, we conduct a similar review but this time by Geographic Region.

ETFG segments the ETF Universe into 10 primary categories by Geographic Region:  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Global, Global ex-US, Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets.

Obtaining a quick view of how the various Regions have performed in the most recent month is very easy by simply checking the ETFG HeatmapLet’s look at the performance of these geographic regions for the most recent one month period:

Geograpic Region
1 Month*
North America
Developed Markets
Global ex-US
Frontier Markets
Middle East & Africa
Emerging Markets
Latin America
* As of 11/11/13

The North America region led the pack with a 3.27% trailing one month return, followed by Europe with a 2.02% return and Developed Markets close behind at 1.69% for the most recent one month period.  In the most negative performance territory were Emerging Markets (-3.29%) and Frontier Markets (-4.25%).

By going to the ETFG Heatmap, you can easily see both the performance and the Quant information for all these regions.  We calculate the trailing 1 month return each day, aggregate them into various buckets by their respective Asset Class, Region and Sector.  As with most heatmaps, you can quickly see the relative difference between categories by color and shade.  The key for the ETFG Heatmap is located at the bottom of the page.

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