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YTD Returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Other Indexes

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

I can sum up August 2015’s market performance for you in one word: NASTY! In the eight indexes I follow (plus crude and oil), only two were up during August: crude oil and gold. The S&P 500 Index—the index I follow most closely and have the most data on—was down 6.03%. That was its worst […]

YTD Total Returns for January 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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.

Total Returns for the S&P Indexes for 2012

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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 […]

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

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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.

S&P 500 Total Return Index Performance Update

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Flying through the year… October was a not-so-good month for stocks, as you can see from the graphic (click on the graphic to download the PDF version): Because I like stats, I thought I would share with you this graphic I put together that shows a different way of looking at the S&P 500 Index’s […]

Chart of the Day – The Dow vs. The S&P 500 Index

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The 10 Worst Januarys in S&P History (2009 was the worst!)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

January’s -8.43% total return for the S&P 500 Index was the worst in the history of the index*. I ranked the ten worst Januarys in the S&P’s history: This year’s January return was the worst by far. But, that’s just part of the story. Take a look at the next graphic, which shows the annual […]

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