English translation: though they did better than others during a difficult month
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English term or phrase:
though they bore the month better
though they did better than others during a difficult month
In your context
the fund made it's way through the month against the resistance (adversity/market fears) created by the trouble on the Korean peninsula with less losses than other funds.
I would guess that the (S&P -.2%) is given to show a contrast with their performance which was presumably better than that. That would normally be inferred by the comment but maybe your text gives more detail.
Stephanie Ezrol United States Local time: 07:37 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 51