Investment Returns in First Quarter

The Capital Spectator has a neat chart on first quarter investment returns.  View it here.

Although the stock market has looked anemic to my eye, small caps, emerging market and developed country stocks really did well, all posting double-digit returns for the quarter.  Capital Spectator’s chart does not include REIT’s, which posted a 13.97% return in Q1, just a teeny tine bit higher than U.S. small cap stocks.