The year is off to a great start, with franchises posting positive returns in the first quarter. In Q1-2019, franchise companies’ returns slightly outpaced those for Russell 2000, and were almost in line with those for the S&P 500. Non-food franchises significantly outperformed their food counterparts, with latter having lost a lot of market capital […]

  While returns for FRANdex were down by -12.95% Q-o-Q, the recent volatility in the markets led to FRANdex outperforming broader indices in Q4 2018. The returns for S&P 500 and Russell 2000 in Q4 were -13.15% and -17.40%, respectively. Hotel companies performed better than food franchises which saw their returns decline by 10.26%. Overall, […]

Just as the FRANdex had started showing signs of recovery in the previous quarter, the rise in take-private PE acquisitions created dents to the index performance in Q3-2018. FRANdex underperformed both the broad indices. While the S&P 500 rose by 4.8%, Russell 500 declined by 3.2%; in the same period FRANdex declined by 5.1% q-o-q. […]

FRANdex has started showing signs of recovery in Q2-2018. While the index’s returns were down by -2.99% Q-o-Q in Q1, the change in Q2-2018 was tempered to -1.53%. FRANdex continued to underperform both the broader indices. S&P 500’s returns were up 10.28% q-o-q, while Russell 2000 by 4.32%. Click here to download the latest FRANdex.

After a rough stretch of market volatility, the FRANdex just snapped its quarterly win streak that stretches back to 2016. FRANdex registered lower Q-o-Q returns (-2.99%) as compared to both the broader indices. S&P 500’s returns were down -1.64%, while Russell 2000’s by -2.43%. Click here to download the latest FRANdex.

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