Hobbled by fears of trade wars, the staff changes in the White House, a breach of trust by Facebook, and inflation woes, investors pushed the broad-based market indices to their first quarterly loss in ten. And for Q1 2018 the average equity fund posted a return of minus 0.56%, with Lipper’s World Equity Funds macro-classification (+0.11%) landing at the top of the four major equity groups for the fourth quarter in five. In this segment I highlight the March and first quarter 2018 performance results for equity mutual funds and ETFs.
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