Value at beginning of month: $114,071.00
Value at end of month: $139,073.53
Month over month change: 15.38%
Total CAGR: 39.07%
Related indices, monthly change
IVV (iShares Core S&P 500): +0.97%
IBB (iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index): +1.01%
MXI (iShares Global Materials): +3.71%
VEGI (iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers): +2.37%
ICLN (iShares Clean Energy): +5.42%
GenScript stole the show this December capping off a strong month with a $350 million licensing deal with Janssen, but two of the other large companies in the index, Codexis and Calyxt also had very strong months. Intrexon continued to lag, finishing out the month on a year-low closing price.
Changes made to index
There are major changes happening in order to include therapeutic synthetic biology companies. Those changes are explained in the 2017 update post.
You can view the index here.
Allocation as of December 29, 2017