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Chart of the Week

INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES: THINGS CHANGE

Chart courtesy of ClearBridge Investments. Source: Bloomberg, as of 5/31/19. Returns are cumulative and based on price movement only, and do not include the reinvestment of dividends. +101% for S&P 500 measures 10/09/02-10/12/2007 and +218% for MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. measures 3/12/03-10/31/07. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indexes are unmanaged, and not available for direct investment. Index returns do not include fees or sales charges. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect the performance of an actual investment.

Market Snapshot

China targets U.S. farmers

China’s latest tariffs focus on U.S. agricultural exports; financial markets are pricing in at least one Fed rate cut this year; U.S. consumers’ debt load reached $13.67 trillion, with student debt outstripping auto loans.


Featured Insights

Market Outlook
May 15
Market Outlook

Small-cap stocks

Leaning Toward Normal

May 15, 2019

What a return to more normal conditions in terms of volatility, returns, and interest rates means for the small-cap market.

Investment Insights
May 07
Investment Insights

Putting International Small-Caps on the Map

May 07, 2019

The case for a strategic allocation to international small cap is well supported by historical data.

Investment Insights
May 01
Investment Insights

Small-Caps: The Outlook In 4 Charts

May 01, 2019

What does recent volatility tell us about where we are in the small-cap cycle?

Market Outlook
Apr 10
Market Outlook

Small-cap stocks

Another Tale of Two Markets

April 10, 2019

After a historically strong first quarter, what’s ahead for small-cap leadership?

Market Outlook
Mar 18
Market Outlook

Market Moves And Mood Swings

March 18, 2019

Recent small-cap performance may have more to do with investors’ moods than fundamentals

Investment Insights
Jan 08
Investment Insights

Small-cap stocks

Don’t Fear the Bear

January 08, 2019

Royce sees ample opportunities in the wake of one of small-cap’s most challenging quarters in 40 years.

Investment Insights
Oct 26
Investment Insights

What Could the Midterms Mean for Small-Caps?

October 26, 2018

Much Ado About the Midterms? Royce managers offer their insights about the investment implications on small-cap stocks.

Market Outlook
Sep 20
Market Outlook

After Market Highs, What's Next for Small-Caps?

September 20, 2018

Surveying the small cap landscape after a period of strong gain, Royce co-CIO Francis Gannon is selectively bullish -- but generally wary of the considerable risks for growth stocks and defensive industries.

Investment Insights
Aug 24
Investment Insights

Obstacles and Optimism: Review & Outlook for 2018

August 24, 2018

During the first six months of 2018, small-cap stocks enjoyed the good times bred by a bull market that at this writing has not yet slowed down.

Investment Insights
Jul 16
Investment Insights

Six Things You Need To Know About Small Caps

July 16, 2018

Despite a wild finish, the second quarter was still markedly more bullish and less volatile than the first—and saw a shift in small-cap style leadership that we’ll be watching closely.

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