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Market Experiences Turbulence Due to Geopolitical Uncertainty and Tighter Monetary Expectations
Calendar04 April 2018

Global equity markets continued to trade lower in March closing out the turbulent quarter, ending the MSCI ACWI’s streak of positive quarterly returns at nine. Volatility remained elevated over possible growth impacts of the trade tariffs, geopolitical turmoil with respect to North Korea and Russia, pressure on tech stocks following Facebook’s data scandal and higher oil prices. 

Mercer's Monthly Market summary provides an overview of global financial markets.  

In this issue we cover:

  • Equities Sold Off on Trade War Concerns
  • Bonds Post Gains Amid Equity Volatility
  • Why Did Bond Yields Pull Back?
  • Market Update
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