Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scorecard for 2017

Happy new year, and a fond farewell to 2017. For most investors, 2017 was the best year for stocks since 2013. Here are the final numbers for the year:

  • The Nasdaq composite was the biggest winner among the major indexes, with a gain of 28.2 percent. 
  • The Dow Jones industrial average rose by 25.1 percent. 
  • The large-company Standard & Poor's 500 increased 19.4 percent.
  • The relative laggard was the small-cap Russell 2000. It gained 13.1 percent, which was less than its 19.5 percent return from 2016.

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