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Second Quarter 2017 Market Snapshot

The second quarter market review will sound familiar to readers of last quarter’s review. Global markets rose (again), led by international markets (again). Bond markets advanced (again) and the only major asset class to produce negative returns was commodities (again).
Global equity market returns this year have been strongly positive and widely dispersed: in the first six months of 2017, 26 of the 30 largest stock markets in the world delivered positive returns. In 2017’s first quarter, growth in emerging markets helped support strong international returns.