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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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Global Market Commentary September 2021

Global Market Commentary September 2021

Global Equities fell -4.13% in September as rising rates, inflation fears and concerns about the Chinese property market shook investors. After a rough month, the MSCI All Country World Index (AWCI) slipped -1.05% during the quarter but remains up 11.12% YTD. In the...

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Global Market Commentary August 2021

Global Market Commentary August 2021

Global Equities gained 2.50% to finish August at their all-time high and to bring YTD returns to 15.91%. In the US, the S&P 500 Index notched its 53rd record close in August, clinching its highest number of records in a calendar year. The US Large Cap stock...

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Global Market Commentary July 2021

Global Market Commentary July 2021

Global Equities advanced 0.69% in July to bring YTD gains to 13.08%. US stocks comprise more than 58% of the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index), and the S&P 500 climbed 2.27% in July to mark its sixth straight monthly gain –its longest win streak since 2018....

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Global Market Commentary June 2021

Global Market Commentary June 2021

Global equities rose 1.36% in June to bring Q2 and YTD returns to 7.39% and 12.30% respectively. The U.S. comprises more than 58% of the MSCI ACWI All Country World Index ( ACWI), and the S&P 500 finished the first half of the year by notching its 33nd record...

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Global Market Commentary May 2021

Global Market Commentary May 2021

Global Equities finished May 2021 at an all-time high, as the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) gained 1.56% this month to bring YTD returns to 10.84%. In the US, the rapidly expanding economy continued to gain steam, yet markets traded mixed in the wake of more...

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Global Market Commentary March 2021

Global Market Commentary March 2021

The S&P 500 closed the first quarter at a record high, climbing 4.42% in March. That brought YTD returns to 5.77%, ahead of President Joe Biden’s unveiling of a $2.25 trillion infrastructure and stimulus spending program after the trading close on March 31st. The...

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Global Market Commentary February 2021

Global Market Commentary February 2021

A runup in interest rates cooled a rally in global stocks this month. The MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) hit an all-time high on February 16 and was up over 6.60% mid-month, only to finish February with a more modest 2.32% gain. Inflation worries heightened,...

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