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Income Report Card | May 2018

Author: Nathan Rowader
Date: May 14, 2018
Category: Asset Allocation, Financial Planning
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The global stock market rebounded in April, gaining 1.03% for the month and bringing the year-to-date return to 0.16%. European stocks led the way with a gain of 2.77% in U.S. dollars and 4.75% in euros. Japan increased by 1.37% in USD and 3.58% in yen terms. Emerging markets didn’t fare as well as developed markets and declined by -0.31% with very little impact from currency. The U.S. stock market managed a small gain of 0.38% with small-cap stocks gaining 0.86% for the month. Domestic energy stocks were a bright spot, finishing the month with a gain of 9.36% as oil hit new multiyear highs.

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