October 6, 2017 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2017 Q3 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2017 Q3 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 Q3 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 Q3 World Stock Market Performance
2017 Q3 12-Month World Stock Market Performance

World Asset Classes

With broad market indices used as proxies, emerging markets outperformed developed markets, including the US, during the quarter.

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

2017 Q3 World Asset Classes

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