Year to Date Total Returns for S&P 500 and Other Benchmarks

Here are the May 2011 total returns for the S&P 500, S&P Midcap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, Barclay’s Aggregate Bond Index, MSCI EAFE, MSCI All World ex-US, Oil, and Gold (click on the graphic to download the PDF).

May 2010 was also a negative month for the S&P 500. Out of my 86 years of monthly data, this was the 34th May to have a negative return (that’s 39.53% of the time).