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US Markets were positive for the quarter with US Large Cap, as measured by the S&P 500, being the top performer with a return of 7.71%. We are now more than nine years into this current "bull market."
With the help of a strong fourth quarter, 2017 gave investors a less volatile and record-shattering ride across nearly every major global asset class.
The US economy continued its bull-market march in the second quarter of the year, despite a minor GDP contraction of 0.2% annualized. The decline was expected and mostly attributed to west coast port closures, lower fuel prices, and a strong dollar. Inflation remained...