Preferred Securities: March 2017
Preferred Securities

Preferred securities rose in the first quarter, which was a positive period for most fixed income asset classes.

Real Assets: March 2017
Real Assets

Real asset categories as a group delivered positive returns in the first quarter, outperforming global bonds but underperforming global stocks.

Commodities : March 2017

Commodities as a whole declined in the first quarter, as advances in base and precious metals were more than offset by declines across grains, softs and energy.

MLPs: March 2017

Midstream energy equities had positive returns in the first quarter, but trailed broad stock indexes. 

Large Cap Value: March 2017
Large Cap Value

Equity markets hit record levels in the first quarter of 2017 in response to encouraging year-end earnings reports, news related to the Federal Reserve's March interest-rate increase and the Trump administration's promised tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks.

Global Natural Resource Equities: March 2017
Global Natural Resource Equities

Natural resource equities had a positive return in the first quarter, with gains in the metals and agribusiness sectors more than offsetting weakness in energy stocks.

Closed-End Funds: March 2017
Closed-End Funds

The first quarter was broadly positive for closed-end funds as stocks and credit-sensitive bonds generally built on gains made in the wake of November's U.S. elections in anticipation of possible new stimulus measures and pro-business policies.


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