The S&P Healthcare Claims Indices Monthly Report provides the latest national results for the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices
In May, the S&P 500 posted seven new closing highs, global politics increased in opposing positions, and terrorism continued across Europe and the Middle East, along with a few missile launches thrown in from Asia (and one anti-missile test from the U.S.).
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.
S&P GIVI Japan Performance