July 7, 2020 Ben Brown, CFP®, EA

2020 Q2 Market Review

Below is a preview of our 2020 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

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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.

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Q2 World Asset Classes

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

Value stocks underperformed growth stocks, and small caps outperformed large caps.

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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