Half-Year Review: Market rally continues.
This week, we at Bourse recap the performance of the local and international equity market for the first six months of 2017. Although equity markets have been somewhat muted at the regional level, international equity markets have continued to advance despite several sources of potential concern. In the fixed income space, TT dollar interest rates remained relatively subdued, with the continuing theme of low asset availability. Internationally, US bond markets have thrived despite two US dollar interest rate increases in the first half of 2017. We take a closer look at the performance of some major markets below.