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I know the stock market has little to do with who happens to be the President but it’s still interesting to look at. I’m no fan of Obama but the S&P 500 has performed nicely since he has taken office (yes, it pains me to write that) as illustrated by this chart that I put […]
Good morning! I meant to post this over the weekend but never got around to it. Here are the updated year-to-date returns for the indexes I follow here at AFM: March 2013′s 3.75% total return for the S&P 500 was its 21st best since 1926.
Here is the latest from my portfolio research. Below is a graphic comparing a 50% Stocks/Bonds portfolio with a 100% Stocks portfolio. I used monthly total returns for both asset classes. As the notes point out, I assumed $100 invested at the beginning of each month for 12 months to calculate the “Ending Value.” There […]
I wanted to take a deeper look at one-year returns for the S&P 500*. I looked at the following: • I began with January 1926 and calculated the one-year return. Then, I moved to February 1926 and calculated that one-year return. I repeated the exercise for every rolling one-year period through 2012. • I also […]
So, we had another January with a positive return. This January, the S&P 500 had a total return of 5.18%. You have probably heard about the January Effect. Basically, it means what happens in January usually foreshadows what will happen for the year. I decided to look back at the returns I have to see […]
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 […]
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