Markets in Review: Gains for Most Asset Classes
Compare your investment results to our Q4 2017 benchmarks for stocks, bonds and alternative investments.
World equity markets, U.S. equity and non-U.S. fixed income gained last quarter while U.S. fixed income was barely positive as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again in December.
We take an in-depth look at the performance of these asset classes, along with developments investors may want to pay attention to, including:
- Yield curve as a leading indicator of recession
- Market timing can be difficult and costly
- Evaluating growth vs. value in emerging markets