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Year to Date Total Returns for S&P 500 and Other Benchmarks (June 2011)

By JLP | July 1, 2011

Here are the total returns for the first six months of 2011 for the S&P 500, S&P Midcap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, MSCI EAFE, MSCI ACWI ex US, Barclay’s Aggregate Bond Index, Crude Oil, and Gold.

As you can see, June wasn’t a good month (click on the graphic to view a PDF version).

NOTE: I discovered a transposing error in last month’s numbers. I have made the correction on this month’s numbers.

Topics: Economics, Index Funds, Investing, S&P 500 Index | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Year to Date Total Returns for S&P 500 and Other Benchmarks (June 2011)”

  1. Andy Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    But June was an awesome month to cautiously rebalance back into stock funds. I shifted about 2% or 3% of my 401k portfolio into stocks (from around 86% to maybe 88 or 89%). Never do too much at once, since you cannot predict the future. Stocks could go down more, and if they do, you want to have some cash left to shift into stocks while they’re low. Dollar cost averaging is the key.