February 2017 – ADIFO Global Market Review

by Kevin Burrows

The S&P500 index is on a winning streak, gaining an impressive 3.7% in February and is up 22.3% year-over-year. The stock index had just 4 down trading days during the month, the fewest number since May 1990. Most major stock markets were up in February, driving the MSCI China, MSCI EM, DAX Index and NIKKEI 225 to gains of 27.9%, 26.5%, 24.6% and 19.3%, respectively over the past 12 months.