Value at beginning of month: $112,858.19
Value at end of month: $121,630.83
Month over month change: +7.77%
Total IRR: 13.24%
Related indices, monthly change
IVV (iShares Core S&P 500): +6.43%
IBB (iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index): +13.09%
MXI (iShares Global Materials): +6.05%
VEGI (iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers): +7.57%
ICLN (iShares Clean Energy): +11.30%
The market in January was bouncing back from a disastrous December, so it is no surprise that the index had a good month as well. A number of agricultural companies started the year off strong, as Yield10, AquaBounty, Calyxt, and Arcadia were all up over 20%. During this time period, Yield10 released field trial results demonstrating that their technology was improving yields, which gave the whole agricultural biotechnology industry a boost. Amyris fell the most, even though it signed a new deal to produce an unnamed nutritional product.
Changes made to index
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Allocation as of February 18, 2019