2007 Performance Review

Some great charts and tables looking at the 2007 returns of various sectors, indices and stocks in today’s WSJ.

Peter McKay looks at the winners and losers of large, mid, and small cap stocks; E.S. Browning reviews the various indices.

The bottom line for 2007: A money market account would have slightly edged out the S&P500, while a typical (junk-free) Bond portfolio would have handily trounced the equity benchmark index. You did best with the Nasdaq,  2nd best with the Dow, worst with the Russell 2000 . . .




Stocks Leap Obstacles for Gains 
January 2, 2008; Page R1

Winning Stocks Get Overseas Bounce   
January 2, 2008; Page R2

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