The Best (And Worst) Global Equity Markets In The First Quarter

Japanese real estate stocks were broadly speaking the worst global equity performers in the first quarter of 2014 along with broad weakness in Russia and China (note US consumer discretionary was the 25th worst equity index in the world). At the other end of the spectrum, the quarter belonged to everything Middle-Eastern with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, and Qatar all soaring (along with – somewhat remarkably) Greece, Portugal, and Italy…

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And the top and bottom 20 of the major indices that Bloomberg covers…


And in the US, here are the best and worst sectors…



Source: Bloomberg


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