Fiscal Tightening, Climbing Interest Rates and Rising Oil Prices Appeared to be the Focus of Investors
|TOP INDEX MOVERS|
|LAST 5 TRADING DAYS (+/-)|
|NASDAQ EM EUROPE INDEX (NQEMEU)||-3.67%|
|NASDAQ EUROPE INDEX (NQEU)||-2.46%|
|NASDAQ EMEA INDEX (NQEMEA)||-2.42%|
|NASDAQ DM EUROPE INDEX (NQDMEU)||-2.41%|
|NASDAQ OMX CEA SMARTPHONE INDEX (QFON)||+2.27%|
|PHLX GOLD/SILVER SECTOR INDEX (XAU)||-6.75%|
|NASDAQ COMMODITY NATURAL GAS INDEX ER (NQCINGER)||+2.69%|
|NASDAQ COMMODITY INDUSTRIAL METALS INDEX ER (NQCIIMER)||-2.59%|
|NASDAQ COMMODITY PRECIOUS METALS INDEX ER (NQCIPMER)||-2.25%|
|NASDAQ COMMODITY LEAN HOGS INDEX ER (NQCILHER)||+1.21%|
- An imminent attack on Syria was the main catalyst to Europe's underperformance. The NASDAQ EM Europe Index (-3.67%) and NASDAQ Europe Index (-2.46%) dropped on these fears.
- The precious metals space fell this past week as well, as the PHLX Gold/Silver Sector Index and the NASDAQ Commodity Precious Metals Index ER lost 6.75% and 2.25%, respectively.
- Natural gas futures climbed to a five-week high on concerns that the current heat wave in New York might increase demand. The NASDAQ Natural Gas Index ER (NQCINGER) climbed by 2.69% since last Tuesday.
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