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Global Market Commentary August 2022

Global Market Commentary August 2022

Global Equities sunk 3.68%% in August on fears of more aggressive interest rate hikes by central banks in their fight against soaring global inflation. The MSCI All-Country World Index is off 17.75% YTD, its worst eight-month start to a year since its inception. Global bonds were unable to provide reprieve, as the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond and International Bond indexes fell 2.83% and 3.46% respectively this month and they too are off to their worst start in their index histories with YTD returns of negative 10.75% and 10.21% respectively.

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Global Market Commentary July 2022

Global Market Commentary July 2022

Global equities steamed ahead in July; the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) rose 6.98% -- its best monthly return since November 2020. That July performance was a welcome contrast from the previous six months when stocks tumbled 22.26% peak-to-trough from January...

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Global Market Commentary June 2022

Global Market Commentary June 2022

Global equities sold off 8.43% in June to bring quarterly and year-to-date returns to negative 15.66% and 20.18%, respectively. It marked the worst first-half start to a year in the history of the MSCI All-Country World Index, and the first time since the 2008...

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Global Market Commentary – May 2022

Global Market Commentary – May 2022

A turbulent month for markets ended almost where they started, as global equities eked out a 0.12% return in May. The MSCI All-Country World Index is down 12.83%YTD and is off to its worst five-month start since MSCI included its Emerging Markets category in 1998. In...

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Global Market Commentary – April 2022

Global Market Commentary – April 2022

Global equities tumbled 8.00% in April to bring their YTD return down to -12.94%, the second worst 4-month start to a year in the history of the MSCI All-Country World Index (lagging only the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak by a half of a basis point). Risk assets fell in...

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Global Market Commentary March 2022

Global Market Commentary March 2022

In their worst Q1 performance since 2020, global equities ended the first quarter down -5.36% despite rallying in March 2.17%. In the U.S., both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices posted their first quarterly loss in two years, returning -4.95% and -9.08%...

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Global Market Commentary – February 2022

Global Market Commentary – February 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine sent risk assets plummeting in February as the conflict, the resulting sanctions and soaring inflation add more uncertainty to the global economic picture. The MSCI All Country World Index dropped -2.58% in February to bring YTD returns...

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Global Market Commentary – January 2022

Global Market Commentary – January 2022

Global markets got off to a rough start in 2022 as the MSCI All-Country World Index fell -4.91% in January, its worst monthly performance since March 2020. The MSCI EAFE index dropped -4.86% and the S&P500 was down -5.26%, while the Russell 2000 Small Cap index...

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Global Market Commentary December 2021

Global Market Commentary December 2021

Global equities gained 4.00% in December to finish up 18.54% for the year, their best annual gains since 2019 – notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic-induced global recession. The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), which comprises U.S., developed and emerging market...

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Global Market Commentary November 2021

Global Market Commentary November 2021

Global stocks hit an all-time high on November 16th only to sell off and finish the month down -2.41% amid fears about the new Covid omicron variant and further impediments to global supply chains. Despite that, the MSCI All-Country World Index is up 13.98%...

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