Index Performance Update for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes

Good morning!

I meant to post this over the weekend but never got around to it.

Here are the updated year-to-date returns for the indexes I follow here at AFM:

YTD Performance for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes

March 2013’s 3.75% total return for the S&P 500 was its 21st best since 1926.

Year-to-Date Total Returns for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes Through February

Here are the year-to-date returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, S&P Midcap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, MSCI EAFE, MSCI All World (ex-USA), MSCI Emerging Markets, Barclay’s Aggregate Bond, Crude Oil, and Gold.

Pretty boring month. The S&P 500 (the index I have the most data on) returned 1.36% for February. This was the lowest February return since 2009, when the index was down 10.65% (OUCH!).

You can download the results here:

Index Performance - February 2013

NOTE: I’m planning to add Brent Crude to the indexes next month because its more closely tied to gas prices than Crude oil.