Index Performance Update Through July

August 1, 2013

After the June hiccup, the S&P 500 and other indices I follow here on AFM kept on marching. The S&P 500 had a total return of 5.09% in July. In the 53 months since February of 2009, which marked the beginning of the current bull market, the S&P has had 38 up months and 15 down months (a 151.97% total return in those 53 months).

It still bothers me the way the price of oil is moving in tandem with the stock market (the price of crude is up 115.62% since February 2009).

Index Performance - July 2013