March 2003 – January 2007 Nasdaq Gains

We were having an interesting discussion in the office yesterday Friday on the subject of rally gains.

While we are still in year end, review mode, consider this chart: If you bought the Nasdaq when the war began in March 2003, you did pretty well.

However, nearly all of your gains for the past 3 years came in 2003. Since then, the Nasdaq returns have been mediocre.

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The Chart looks different for other indices. We’ll take a at other indices later this week: the Dow Industrials, Transports, Utilities, S&P 500,  and the Russell 2000 . . .

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