March 2012 returns

Foreign equity markets contributed to fund growth in March and as a result, SPP posted a return of 1.09% to the balanced fund (BF) and 0.024% to the short-term fund (STF). The year to date return in the BF is 4.94% and in the STF is 0.067%.

Market index returns for March 2012 were:

Index March 2012 return (%)
S&P/TSX Composite (Canadian equities) -1.63
S&P 500 (C$) (US equities) 4.81
MSCI EAFE (C$)
(Non-north American equities)
1.00
DEX Universe Bond (Canadian bonds) -0.32
DEX 91 day T-bill 0.09

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