April 6, 2017 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2017 Q1 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2017 Q1 market review.
Download the full PDF report at the end of this post for our complete commentary.

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter.

Market Summary

2017 Q1 Index Returns

World Stock Market Performance

These headlines are not offered to explain market returns. Instead, they serve as a reminder that investors should view daily events from a long-term perspective and avoid making investment decisions based solely on the news.

2017 Q1 World Stock Market Performance
2017 Q1 12 Month World Stock Market Performance

World Asset Classes

Looking at broad market indices, emerging markets outperformed both US and non-US developed markets during the quarter. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) lagged their equity market counterparts.

The value effect was negative in the US, non-US, and emerging markets. Small caps outperformed large caps in emerging markets and non-US developed markets but underperformed in the US.

2017 Q1 World Asset Classes

Download the PDF version for a complete review featuring additional performance data for individual asset classes and further commentary.