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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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Ukraine / Oil / Geopolitical Risk

Ukraine / Oil / Geopolitical Risk

As Russia invades Ukraine, the worst-case scenario has materialized. So, as I start to think about various elements, I ask myself, “where do we go from here?” The President is expected to speak early today, and the EU has an emergency summit this afternoon (6:00 pm...

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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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Global Market Commentary October 2021

Global Market Commentary October 2021

Global Equities traded at all-time highs this month; the MSCI All-Country World Index gained 5.10% in October to bring returns to 16.79% so far in 2021. U.S. large-cap stocks drove returns as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 finished out October at all-time highs,...

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