April 7, 2020 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2020 Q1 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2020 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

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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.

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Q1 World Asset Classes

Equity markets around the globe posted negative returns in the first quarter. Looking at broad market indices, US equities outperformed non-US developed markets and emerging markets.

Value stocks underperformed growth stocks in all regions. Small caps also underperformed large caps in all regions.

REIT indices underperformed equity market indices in both the US and non-US developed markets.

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

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