The MSCI World Healthcare NR Index returned -2.7% in February, while the MSCI World NR Index rose 2.6%. During the last week of the month, many sectors took a hit because of rising 10-year Treasury rates (now at their highest levels in a year), enhancing on one hand the attractiveness of bonds vs. Equities and on the other hand propelling cyclical stocks.
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February was a month of twists and turns for the healthcare industry! From the ebb and flow of macro dynamics to the ups and downs of the Q4 reporting season, healthcare stocks experienced a flurry of activity. Meanwhile, the Medtech, Pharma, and Providers space saw a surge of M&A activity. More in this month’s commentary.
Did you know that every 34 seconds a person dies in the United States from cardiovascular disease? It’s the leading cause not only in the US, but also globally.