Q3 Overview and Things to Consider in Q4 2017
Global equities posted a quarter of solid gains in Q3. Economic growth stayed in something of a “Goldilocks” zone overall, with stable expansion and benign inflation backed by positive earnings releases.
Global fixed income markets generated positive returns in the third quarter. Escalating geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea and serial disappointments in inflation data helped to contain the increase in sovereign yields prompted by central bank policy normalization. Generally strong economic data, a rally in commodity prices, and continued demand for yield-producing assets supported credit markets and spreads tightened further.
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- Summary Capital Market Commentary
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