APPLETON, Wis., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Endowment Index® calculated by Nasdaq OMX® increased 1.24% (on a total return basis) for the quarter ended March 31st, 2016, closing at 1,012.60. This compared to the S&P 500, which gained 1.35% for the same period.
After ending 2015 at 1,000.17, the Index began a retreat in early 2016, reaching an intraday quarterly low of 909.44 on February 11th. Global recessionary fears, a slowdown in China, declining oil prices, and concerns of rising U.S. interest rates contributed to an early year selloff that impacted many asset classes within the Index. Beginning February 12th the Index began a steady recovery that continued through the remainder of the quarter. The Index's intraday high occurred on March 30th at 1,016.85.
Thirteen of the Index's 19 components provided a positive return for the 1st quarter. While gold was the single best performing overall asset class (+16.4%) for the quarter, the Index components providing the best overall return attributions were global metals & mining (+0.28%), hedge strategies (+0.26%), equity-emerging markets (+0.24%), and domestic real estate (0.19%). Of the 6 components that posted a negative return attribution, emerging markets-China (-0.60%) and international developed equities (-0.21%) were the most significant.
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