Q2 2018 Market Review

Markets in Review: Trade Tensions Led to Uncertainty in the Second Quarter

Compare your investment results to Q2 2018 benchmarks for stocks, bonds and alternative investments.

World equity markets, U.S. equity and hedge funds all gained last quarter while emerging market equity, international equity, U.S. fixed income and non-U.S. fixed income fell.

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:

  • Value continuing to lag other market factors
  • Wage growth remaining subdued despite falling unemployment
  • Federal budget forecasts
  • S&P 500 buybacks
  • China’s current account balance
  • Price changes and inflation
Report — August 2018

Markets in Review: Trade Tensions Led to Uncertainty in the Second Quarter

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Tim Barron, CAIA

Tim Barron, CAIA
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