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2017 Q2 Market Review

The second quarter of 2017 picked up right where the first quarter left off and continued a strong trend. Home sales jumped to near-boom-era levels while prices hit a record level. Global stocks posted the strongest first half in years and unemployment dropped to a 16-year low.

All major markets experienced positive returns. Notable headlines include the Nasdaq reaching new heights and US job openings hitting a new high.

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If you don’t have a lot of time, just check out pages 3 and 4. You’ll see the overall performance of stocks and bonds this quarter on page 3, and page 4 gives you an overview of major news events over the past 3 months.

An outline is included below, but be sure to download a full copy of the quarterly market review summary.

Notable Q2 Headlines

  • “Nasdaq Soars to New Heights as Global Stocks Rally”
  • “Unemployment Rate Falls to 16-year Low, but Hiring Slows”
  • “Eurozone Confidence Hots Post-crisis High”
  • “New-Home Sales Rise in May as Prices Hit Record Level”

Q2 Index Returns

  • US Market +3.02%
  • Developed +5.63%
  • Emerging +6.27%
  • Real Estate +1.67%
  • US Bond +1.45%
  • Global Bond +0.60%

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