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Here are January’s returns along with with the monthly history that I have so far. January’s 5.18% return for the S&P 500 was its best for January since 1997 and ranks as the 20th best for the month of January going all the way back to 1926.
I know most AFM readers don’t care about this stuff but I love crunching numbers and sharing the results. For this study, I looked at 1-year rolling total returns. I began with January 1926 – December 1926 and then February 1926 – January 1927, all the way through January 2012 – December 2012. There were [...]
An AFM reader sent me an email and asked me to update the 20-year rolling period returns for the S&P 500 Index. Here they are:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2013 is a great year for all the AFM readers out there! Here are the total returns for 2012 for the S&P 500 Index, S&P Midcap 400, S&P Smallcap 600, and other indexes I follow here at AFM. December’s .91% return for the S&P 500 Index was the 58th best [...]
I just completed an interesting study where I looked at the monthly total returns for the S&P 500 Index and Corporate Bonds over 30-year periods from 1926 – 2011. I set up the following five sceanarios: 100% Corporate Bonds 75% Corporate Bonds 25% S&P 500 50% Corporate Bonds 50% S&P 500 20% Corporate Bonds 75% [...]
Here is the November update for the index returns I follow here on AFM: November’s .58% total return for the S&P 500 was its best since November 2009.
The maximum dollar amount an employee can contribute to their 401(K) is increasing $500 to $17,500 for 2013. Those who are 50 and older can contribute as much as $23,000. Let’s break down $17,500. That’s… $1,453.33 per month. $47.95 per day. $1.9977 per hour (based on 8,760 hours per year). $.0333 per minute. Better get [...]
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