March 2016 Market Insight

April 1, 2016

In our December 2015 end of year market recap, we discussed the fact that the S&P 500 is a market cap weighted index. This means that bigger companies carry a bigger weight in the index and have a greater impact on performance. Last year, a handful of growth companies performed well while most of the index struggled.

(To read more click here.)

Please contact us for more information.

Here is an update of major market returns for the month of March and quarter to date:

Index

 

March

    QTD

MSCI World ex USA (international stocks)

 

7.29%

-1.49%

S&P 500 (US large cap)

 

6.78%

1.35%

Russell 2000 (US small cap)

 

7.98%

-1.52%

Barclays US Aggregate Bond

 

0.92%

3.03%

 

Keywords: market, stock market
« Back to Learning Center