Markets in Review: A Volatile First Quarter
Compare your investment results to our Q1 2018 benchmarks for stocks, bonds and alternative investments.
Emerging market equity, non-U.S. fixed income and hedge funds gained last quarter while U.S. and international equities and U.S. fixed income fell. Expectations for interest rates and inflation shifted and volatility resurfaced, causing performance fluctuations in several markets.
We take an in-depth look at the performance of public and private asset classes, along with developments investors may want to pay attention to, including:
- Yield projections: wrong for so long, but right this time?
- S&P 500 Equal-Weighted Index vs. Cap-Weighted Index
- Reserves and a trade war
- Federal deficit projections