The rally continues. In the first half of 2017, global markets extended their long streak of solid gains with limited volatility. Beneath the headline gains, however, market leadership changed periodically.
In Q1 the market experienced the longest streak of low volatility in over 30 years. An important question to ask ourselves now: What do we need to own in our portfolios that can provide diversification when volatility strikes again?
Market insights on the performance of capital markets in Q4 and full-year 2016. From its March 2009 bottom through the end of 2016, the S&P 500 gained 291%. However, most investors did not capture such massive returns.