April 6, 2018 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2018 Q1 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2018 Q1 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.

Q1 Market Summary

2018 Q1 Index Returns

Q1 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.

2018 Q1 World Stock Market Performance
2018 Q1 12 Month World Stock Market Performance

Q1 World Asset Classes

Looking at broad market indices, emerging markets outperformed developed markets, including the US, in the first quarter.

The value effect was positive in emerging markets but negative in developed markets, including the US. Small caps outperformed large caps in developed markets, including the US, but underperformed in emerging markets.

2018 Q1 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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