Fund Sector Performances

This is a very useful exercise, you may take from the data whatever you can surmise, its highly interesting (not including US markets):

5 Year Performance (absolute returns)
1) Latin America 406%
2) Eastern Europe 296%
3) Asia 124%
4) Sweden 112%
5) France 85%
6) Spain 83%
7) Europe 78%
8) Japan 32%


1 Year Performance (absolute returns)
1) Latin America 21%
2) Eastern Europe 12%
3) Spain 8%
4) Asia -6%
5) Europe -11%
6) France -12%
7) Japan -14%
8) Sweden -18%

Comments

ONI said…
Looks like Latin America and Eastern Europe have "Decoupled" from the rest of the markets.

Must find a way to access the Brazilian mart :)
Eximius said…
Which funds/index are you using?
MP said…
I'll venture an uneducated observation. International fund flows pouring(??) into LA and EE? It'll also be interesting to know the relative size of those hotpots ... though I guess they're drawing money away from the other markets. Join the bandwagon? Or stay on the side of disbelievers?
Datuk said…
1) The comparison for 2 sets of data must be based on the annual compounding rate.

2) It's a tendency for the annual compounding rate to be diminished over the longer periods as the base of calculation becoming bigger and bigger over the years.

3) The entry point or timing the market is critical for a generate a better return if the economy cycle has moving pass the recovery stage.

4) The average historical return is a good guiding principle for timing the market and assessing the risks associated in the investment.

5) The mechanism of invisible hand in the free market system will be the ultimate trigger of boon, decline, bottom and recovery circles in the economy system. All investment performances would be governed in tandem with these trends.

6) Human being will be emotionally
blinded with the greed, the fear to an extent of not be able to see the trends and thus generate below average return.
Salvatore_Dali said…
eximus, the table is from the FT weekly pullout on funds management