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S&P 500 in 2012

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Digital Media,Investing | Comments Disabled

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Interesting graphic from the WSJ showing sector and key stock performance:

Nearly everyone got involved in the stock market’s winning 2012: Nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index look set to end the year in positive territory.

Shares of banks, insurers and other financial companies were on track to post the biggest gains, soaring 26% from the start of the year through Dec. 21. Bank of America (BAC), one of 2011′s worst performers after the euro-zone debt crisis, a slew of layoffs and an uproar over bank fees, has more than doubled in value this year.

Close on the heels of the financial sector were consumer-discretionary stocks, which include retailers, cable and entertainment companies and restaurant chains. The group also includes homebuilders, whose shares doubled this year amid signs of recovery in the housing market; shares of PulteGroup (PHM) nearly tripled this year, while Lennar (LEN) nearly doubled.

Full article is linked below . . .


S&P 500 in 2012: A Tale of Winners [2]
WSJ, December 25, 2012

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