Fourth Quarter Market Perspectives Executive Summary. Inside, you will find a summary of market activity and our market outlook.
Q4 brought some relief from 2022’s downturn with a 9.8% return for the MSCI ACWI Index—extending the long history of post-US midterm positivity. Emerging Markets (EM) also rebounded and finished the quarter with a 9.7% gain. Turning points are impossible to predict and clear only in hindsight, and thus it is still too soon to know if October’s low marked the bear market’s end. However, whether the new bull market began in Q4 or arrives this year, we think equities are most likely to end 2023 higher.
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