Market Review – First Quarter 2013

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the last quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

The report also illustrates the performance of globally diversified portfolios and features a topic of the quarter.

Market Summary – First Quarter 2013 Index Returns

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Timeline of Events: Quarter in Review

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World Asset Classes

The US market led equity returns vs. developed ex US and emerging markets after strong performances in both January and February. The US yield curve steepened and remained upwardly sloped.

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US Stocks

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International Developed Stocks

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Emerging Markets Stocks

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Select Country Performance

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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Commodities

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Fixed Income

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Global Diversification

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Betting against the House

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