The S&P Healthcare Claims Indices Monthly Report provides the latest national results for the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices
It was a taxing month, as geopolitical issues at home and abroad dominated the news, and at times reminded the world that there is a button that is not supposed to be pushed. Yet while concern, dismay, and fear may have added to the April Fool’s Day celebration, from my bunker near Broad and Wall, fear was scarce and VIX® closed at 10.82, almost one-half of its 10-year average of 20.71.
The S&P GIVI Japan underperformed its benchmark index, the S&P Japan BMI, by 20 bps in the third quarter of 2016. Having gone through a major sell-off in the last quarter of 2016, Japanese equities, as measured by the S&P Japan BMI, increased 0.47% in the first quarter of 2017.
The S&P 500® ifell 0.04% in March, bringing its YTD return to 5.53%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average® returned -0.72% for the month and was up 4.56% YTD. The S&P MidCap 400® was down 0.56% for the month and up 3.56% YTD. The S&P SmallCap 600® returned -0.27% in March, with a 0.74% return YTD.
S&P GIVI Japan Performance