After outperforming the broader market for most of 2018, the Morningstar Global Energy Index dropped 22% in the fourth quarter through Dec. 20. (Exhibit 1), owing to the steep drop in oil prices that began in October.
Exhibit 1: Global energy index vs. global equity index
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