2017 Market Review
At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in the US, implementation of Brexit, conflicts in the Middle East, North Korea’s weapons buildup, and other factors.
The global equity markets defied their predictions, with majo equity indices in the US, developed ex-US, and emerging markets posting strong returns for the year.
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