Here's how virtually everything you can invest in is performing this year


Strategists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently published a giant list of asset-class returns for the year so far.

For an investor who is in the market for the long haul, this is a small snapshot. But it's still a good opportunity to reflect on how some of the biggest economic and political developments have shaped financial markets in 2017.

The returns shown below are as of March 15.


Here we go: