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April 24, 2018 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Following last year’s relative tranquility, global equity market volatility picked up during the first quarter of 2018. Market gyrations first materialized in early February, driven by an increase in reported wages for US workers that came in well above consensus …

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January 25, 2018 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets ended 2017 on a strong note, up nearly 6% for the fourth quarter and 24% for the year. Performance was broadly positive, with both developed and emerging markets turning in strong double-digit returns for the 12-month period. Emerging market equities …

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October 25, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets continued to climb higher during the third quarter, supported by wide-spread earnings growth and the persistence of a synchronized expansion across major world regions. Over both the quarter and year-to-date period, a weakening USD boosted …

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April 13, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review International equity markets turned in very strong performance during the first quarter of 2017, and although developed equities delivered strong returns, emerging markets (EM) were the notable outperformers. EMs generated an over 11% return—nearly double that of …

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January 24, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets shook off an October decline and finished the fourth quarter markedly higher on the heels of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. Expectations for policies that could lead to greater economic growth, including tax reform, increased …

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October 17, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Movements in global equity markets were relatively subdued during most of the period, but as the September meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) drew near, moderate levels of volatility returned to financial markets. This was largely due to …

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July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Compared to the market gyrations at the outset of 2016, global financial markets were relatively sanguine for most of the second quarter. April and May saw a continuation of risk-on sentiment, and global equity markets followed a measure of economic surprises in some of …

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April 14, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Following a volatile and lackluster 2015, global equity markets got off to a rocky start as 2016 opened. The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) was down by more than 11% year-to-date as of February 11 before recovering most of its losses by mid-March. By the end of the …

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February 09, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review At the beginning of the fourth quarter, an optimistic outlook for commodity prices and accommodative monetary policy of major central banks drove global equity markets higher. As the period progressed, renewed concerns over China’s growth trajectory emerged amid economic …

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October 09, 2015 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets were off to a volatile start as the third quarter opened. Continued uncertainty surrounding Greece’s debt saga weighed on equities. The Greek populace overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid. …


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