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Global Market Report - Inside the Tech Wreck - April 2014

Earlier this month, market observers were puzzled by the recent information technology and health care stock sell-off.  But the granularity of the Barra Global Equity Model (GEM3) offers some solid answers.  In this Global Market Report, we analyze the recent sell-off in technology and healthcare stocks using MSCI Indexes and GEM3.  First we look at the GICS industry sectors of Information Technology and Health Care, drilling down to those GICS industry groups hit hardest by the recent drops:  Software & Services and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology.  GEM3 allows us to look inside GICS industry groups and examine the drivers of this recent run-up and sell-off – not only industry factors but, importantly, style factors and stock-specific contributions.