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Major Asset Classes | Feb 2014 | Performance Review

February was a strong month for the major asset classes, but the prospects for more of the same in March are under threat in the wake of the deepening crisis in the Ukraine. Russia’s intervention so far has been limited to the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, but tensions are growing as the US and Europe struggle to find the right policy mix to keep a lid on this potentially explosive situation that carries ramifications for the global economy. Leaving all that aside for the moment, prices revived last month after widespread losses in January. Leading the markets higher in February: commodities, which gained more than 6%, based on the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index. At the bottom of the pack: inflation-protected Treasuries, which nevertheless managed to eke out a small advance.
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