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2014 Total Returns for Various Indexes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

It’s pretty sad that we are closing out the first quarter of 2015 and I’m just now getting around to posting 2014’s returns. I’ll do better from here on out. Bottom line: 2014 was a very rough year for oil.

UPDATE: S&P 500 Total Returns (20-Year Holding Periods)

Monday, March 16th, 2015

It’s been a couple of years since I updated the AFM S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Total Return graphic. Here it is: The last several 20-year holding periods have not been very nice to stock holders. S&P 500 Rolling Period Returns (Through 2014) (Adjusted CPI)

S&P 500 Total Net Returns 1926-2014

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Here is a handy dandy PDF of the annual total net returns for the S&P 500 from 1926-2014. If you have any questions, let me know. Up next will be an update to the 20-year rolling period returns. Fun stuff.

As Goes January…?

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The S&P 500 Index was down 3.46% in January. There’s a saying that goes something like “As goes January…” Well, based on history, that’s not necessarily true. Take a look at the following two graphics. The first one is all the returns (these are total returns) for the month of January listed in order from […]

2013 Total Returns for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2013 Wow! What a year. • The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 29.65% • The S&P 500 Index was up 32.39% • The S&P MidCap 400 Index was up 33.50% • The S&P SmallCap 600 was 41.31% Of the ten indexes I keep track of here at AFM, 7 were up. Of the three […]

YTD Index Performance Update

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

August was a rough month. See below…

The History of the S&P 500 and September

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

It’s September, folks. Did you know… September is the ONLY month with an average NEGATIVE total return since 1926? It’s true. The average total return for the month of September is -.67%. Of the 87 Septembers I have data for, 42 of them were negative and 45 were positive. I found this interesting and decided […]

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