While the weather in the United States ended 2017 on a cold note for many residents, equity investors finished a very warm year. 2017 was a great year for investors as strong returns pushed domestic equities to fresh all-time highs. Robust equity performance was also seen across many of the major global indices. Most fixed income sectors posted healthy gains as well. The positive performance of equity markets in 2017 added to what is already one of the longest bull markets on record.