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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I found this list in the Appendix of Jeremy Siegel’s The Future for Investors*. The companies are ranked in order of their return over the years, according to Siegel’s findings. Here is the list of the original stocks in the S&P 500 Index, which began it’s existence as a [...]