January 5, 2018 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2017 Q4 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2017 Q4 market review.
Download the full PDF report at the end of this post for our complete commentary.

This review features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter, as well as an annual review for 2017.

Q4 Market Summary

2017 Q4 Index Returns

Q4 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 Q4 World Stock Market Performance
2017 Q4 12-Month World Stock Market Performance

Q4 World Asset Classes

Looking at broad market indices, emerging markets outperformed US and non-US developed markets during the quarter.

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

2017 Q4 World Asset Classes

2017 Year in Review

Annual Market Summary

2017 Annual Index Returns

Annual World Asset Classes

Looking at broad market indices, emerging markets outperformed US and non-US developed markets in 2017.

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

2017 Annual World Asset Classes

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

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