Stat of the Day 10/1/2010

Some statistics regarding the recent performance of the S&P 500 Index (price only, ignoring dividends), as of 9/30/2010:

  3rd Quarter 2010 return:                          10.7%

2010 Year-to-date return:                            2.3%

2010 High price to current price:             -6.3%   (2010 high was 1217.28 on 4/23/2010, current price is 1141.19 as of 9/30/2010)

2007 High to 2009 Low:                            -56.8%   (high of 1565.15 on 10/9/07, low of 676.53 on 3/9/09)

2009 Low to 2010 Current:                        68.7%

2007 High to 2010 Current:                      -27.1%

 Source:  Yahoo Finance

S&P 500 Index: The S & P 500 is market-value weighted index; each stock’s weight in the index is proportionate to its market value. The 500 stock are chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry grouping, among other factors. The S&P 500 is designed to be a leading indicator of U.S. equities and is being used as a proxy for the stock market.

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