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5 Year Performance, Selected Markets

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 21, 2006 @ 9:01 am In Investing,Markets | Comments Disabled

SPX, Dow and Nasdaq have all dramatically underperfomed other asset classes over the past 5 years. Despite all the cheerleading about the 5 year highs, this has not been a very happy period for domestic US equity investors.
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5 Year Performance, Selected Markets
(US Dollars 3/20/01-3/17/06)

5yearperformance [1]

Source:  Mike Panzner, Rabobank [2]

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Annually, the US indices are even less impressive: the S&P500 has generated annualized returns of only 2.72%, while the Dow was slightly better at 3.02% per year. Over 5 years, the Nasdaq performance was 4.43% annually. One of the most respectable indices in the US market was the Russell 2000 Small Cap index, which returned a healthy 10.93% a year.

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[1] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/5yearperformance.png

[2]   Mike Panzner, Rabobank: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/032124785X/ref=ase_thebigpictu09-20/102-4529470-0078540

[3] Asia’s Future? It’s All About Demographics: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&cid=pesek&sid=aJ09i5v4cnQ0

[4] A Value Investors Talks About Technical Analysis: http://www.gannononinvesting.com/2006/01/on_technical_analysis.html

[5] NET LOSSES: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/060320ta_talk_surowiecki

[6] The Longtail of Investing: http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000477073472

[7] Terrific Review of RIM’s latest:  Blackberry 8700c: http://www.personaltechpipeline.com/183700743

[8] CRIA’s Own Study Counters P2P Claims: http://michaelgeist.ca/component/option,com_content/task,view/id,1168/Itemid,85/sub,/

[9] Simple ways to make yourself far cleverer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1723801,00.html

[10] Rebecca Buckman, WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114282030825002662.html

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