March 2016 Market Insight
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.
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Here is an update of major market returns for the month of March and quarter to date:
MSCI World ex USA (international stocks)
S&P 500 (US large cap)
Russell 2000 (US small cap)
Barclays US Aggregate Bond