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07/03/2009

Second Quarter Market Returns

Just a few figures on the second quarter, which in the U.S. was generally the best since 2003 for stocks. 

Q2
 
Dow Jones +11.0%
S&P 500 +15.2%
Nasdaq +20.0%
Russell 2000 +20.2% 

But with the exception of Nasdaq, for the first six months stocks were still treading water. 

YTD thru 6/30
 
Dow Jones -3.8%
S&P 500 +1.8%
Nasdaq +16.4%
Russell 2000 +1.8%
 
And for the year, 6/30/08-6/30/09
 
Dow Jones -25.6%
S&P 500 -28.2%
Nasdaq -20.0%
Russell 2000 -26.3% 

Meanwhile, for the first six months some other market returns. 

London FTSE -4.2%
Frankfurt DAX -0.0% [down 2 pts.]
Toronto Comp. +15.4% [heavily energy weighted]
Tokyo Nikkei +12.4% 

Oil
 
12/31/08…$44.40
6/30/09…..$69.89
 
Gold
 
12/31/08…$884
6/30/09…..$927
 
10-year Treasury
 
12/31/08…2.25%
3/31/09…..2.68%
6/30/09…..3.52% 

Sources: Wall Street Journal Markets Group, StocksandNews.com data base 

I’m traveling for a spell. Next Wall Street History July 17. 

Brian Trumbore
 
 



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Wall Street History

07/03/2009

Second Quarter Market Returns

Just a few figures on the second quarter, which in the U.S. was generally the best since 2003 for stocks. 

Q2
 
Dow Jones +11.0%
S&P 500 +15.2%
Nasdaq +20.0%
Russell 2000 +20.2% 

But with the exception of Nasdaq, for the first six months stocks were still treading water. 

YTD thru 6/30
 
Dow Jones -3.8%
S&P 500 +1.8%
Nasdaq +16.4%
Russell 2000 +1.8%
 
And for the year, 6/30/08-6/30/09
 
Dow Jones -25.6%
S&P 500 -28.2%
Nasdaq -20.0%
Russell 2000 -26.3% 

Meanwhile, for the first six months some other market returns. 

London FTSE -4.2%
Frankfurt DAX -0.0% [down 2 pts.]
Toronto Comp. +15.4% [heavily energy weighted]
Tokyo Nikkei +12.4% 

Oil
 
12/31/08…$44.40
6/30/09…..$69.89
 
Gold
 
12/31/08…$884
6/30/09…..$927
 
10-year Treasury
 
12/31/08…2.25%
3/31/09…..2.68%
6/30/09…..3.52% 

Sources: Wall Street Journal Markets Group, StocksandNews.com data base 

I’m traveling for a spell. Next Wall Street History July 17. 

Brian Trumbore