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S&P 500’s Risk-Adjusted Return Was Close to World-Best in 2017

  • U.S. benchmark underperformed 21 other markets on total return
  • Mexican stocks were least-correlated to U.S. market last year

Is the U.S. stock rally great? Great again? Or merely middling?

Bloomberg’s World Equity Markets Risk-Return Analysis evaluated more than 50 national benchmarks and ranked their 2017 performance relative to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, using criteria including total return, risk and correlation.