This Week in CBOE Strategy Indexes – 5/23/2014

The S&P 500 topped and stayed about 1900.00 for the first time ever on Friday which resulted in much excitement for those that had not tried to make an early escape from New York or Chicago for the long weekend. Note below that all three strategy indexes also moved higher on the week mirroring the trend for the S&P 500.

Strat Chartsw

After gaining 1.25% last week the total return for the S&P 500 in 2014 has moved up to 3.68% which lags BXM, BXY, and PUT by more than 1%. The S&P 500 underperformance so far this year is a result of the equity market being somewhat choppy this year even when new highs continue to be achieved.

Strat Table