Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Easy Money Was Made In 2009

As noted in several of my prior posts over the last week or so, 2009 was one in which it seemed nearly all equities moved higher. As a result, indexing would have been a rewarding strategy for the last year of this past decade. Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst at Standard & Poor's notes the following detail about 2009,
  • 425 issues were up with an average return of 51.4%
  • 73 issues were down with an average return of -14.3%.
The below table provides a little more detail on the top performing issues.

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