The US and offshore markets proved to be big gainers in the property world as their shares posted legendary figures during the first week of trading for the start of the third quarter, Seeking Alpha reported.
This was based on a collection of exchange-traded funds. US real estate investment trusts (REITs) opened the way for the rest of their colleagues in the real estate sector.
The Vanguard Real Estate ETF traded 2.5% for the trading week of July 5. Other foreign real estate shares happened to be just behind; the Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF rose 2.0%, which represented its highest rise since 2018.
Foreign bonds, meanwhile, weren't doing as well. The biggest decline posted was in the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF, which has declined to 0.7%.
This markdown is significant for being the first weekly loss for the ETF in just three weeks. Foreign corporations also posted losses, with the Invesco International Corporate Bond Portfolio shedding 0.5% of its trading stock.
The Global Market Index didn't share in the misfortune of foreign bonds, instead of showing a continued rise from last week. It made an impressive, unmanaged run, while holding all major asset classes, showed a rise to 0.8%, marking the fifth consecutive week GMI made such a run.
The US' foreign moves, meanwhile, is being given the spotlight. China announced that it is easing up its restrictions of the country's film sector, allowing foreign movie theater chains to operate here. According to Hollywood Reporter, it remained to be seen whether any theater chain-led by the US-will take on the offer.
It is moves like this that makes the US' shares go up, but it's still a question of when the US will put up movie theater chains in the Chinese sector. China recently dropped a regulation that stated "construction and operation of cinemas" must be jointly operated by a foreign party and a Chinese group.
The new rule, however, has a bit of a gray area; it's not explained fully up to what extent these movie chains will be owned by operators. Observers and interested parties are closely observing this stipulation, in the event that markets get clouded.
It would be interesting to see up to where markets can keep this trend going. Analysis, however, points to a majority of the market shares trending upwards, enough for analysts to believe a bullish trend is in the working.