March was another strong month for equity markets, while fixed income continued to struggle.
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February was a strong month for equity markets, much stronger than usual for that month of the year. Fixed income on the other hand, was down almost across the board.
After equity markets finished December strongly, they took a breather in January. Bond markets didn’t do much better.
December was a good month for stock and bond markets, capping off an odd and volatile year. When looking at the performance for the year overall, it turned out to be an average year despite the sharp drop and panic in March.
November was a strong month for stock and bond markets following announcements of positive test results for COVID-19 vaccines.
October was a down month for nearly all equity market indices we track, with emerging markets being one of the few positives.
September was a down month for nearly all equity market indices we track, the first negative month after five consecutive positive months.
Nearly all major equity markets continued their recovery from the difficult first quarter of 2020.