July 9, 2018 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2018 Q2 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2018 Q2 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.

Q2 Market Summary


Q2 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.


Q2 World Asset Classes

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

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


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