2017 Market Recap

January 16, 2018  | By Kevin Smith

Please follow this link to view the complete annual report in PDF format.

Here are some interesting highlights from 2017:

  • Emerging market stocks +37% vs US Stock market +21%
  • US Large Cap Growth index +30%, led by tech sector
  • Top performing developed market countries: Austria +51%, Denmark +35%
  • Top performing emerging market countries: Poland +54%, China +51%
  • Developed market currency most appreciated vs US dollar: Euro +14%
  • Global Real Estate +16% vs US Real Estate +4%
  • Commodities: +2% index, -37% natural gas, +30% aluminum, +12% gold

Some of the most common inquiries we received in 2017.

  • Is it time to sell? The market seems expensive.
  • New money to invest – should I wait for a dip?
  • Bitcoin!
  • Investing in the marijuana industry
  • Trump – good or bad for markets?
  • Tax law overhaul impact
  • Geopolitical tensions
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Kevin X. Smith, CFA
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Kevin is responsible for advising clients for whom he is the lead financial advisor. He also manages the operations and development of the firm, and oversees all of the investments of Austin Wealth Management clients. Kevin is on a mission…Read More




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