Global equity markets moved higher in December and finished the year with very strong gains. While geopolitical risks remained elevated due to Brexit uncertainty, North Korean tensions and the risk of protectionism, these concerns were largely ignored by markets. Instead the focus was on the global economy and corporate earnings, which helped propel US stocks to record highs.
Mercer's Monthly Market summary provides an overview of global financial markets.
In this issue we cover:
- US Tax Reform Bill Helped Drive Markets Higher
- Bond Markets Adjust for Solid Growth and Tamed Inflation
- What Challenges and Opportunities Can Investors Expect in 2018?
- Market Update