January 2016 Market Comments

By January 12, 2016Uncategorized

In 2015, large capitalization U.S. equities were the best-performing asset class, with the S&P 500 posting a total return of 1.38% for the year. Midcap and small cap stocks had slight negative total returns for the year, as did developed country international equities; emerging market stocks were by far the worst-performing asset class in 2015, declining almost 15% during the year. High quality bonds had marginally positive returns, as the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index returned 0.55%; the yield on the 10-year Treasury rose slightly during 2015, from 2.17% at year-end 2014 to 2.27% at year-end 2015.

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