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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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