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Q4 2016 Investor commentary

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The final quarter of 2016 was bountiful for equity investors, but less so for bond holders. Most equity indices broke or flirted with record highs in the December period. The interest rate jump after the November election took its toll on bonds, as the Barclays Bond Aggregate Index ETF fell almost 4% in the period. Oil continued its slow and steady recovery from the lows of last February, though gold fell in the period.

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