Stock market statistics
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: walkerj25-ga
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25 Oct 2006 09:28 PDT
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On average, what are best performing quarters of the year for the S&P 500?
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Re: Stock market statistics
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 26 Oct 2006 08:44 PDT
I couldn't find data that included dividends, but here is the data (within a very small margin of error) for the average value change in the S&P for each quarter since January 1950: Jan-Mar: -.15% Apr-Jun: 1.34% Jul-Sep: 1.98% Oct-Dec: 3.81% Total: 6.98% I know that Vanguard has an S&P Index fund that has performed 12.1% since inception in 1970, and that is supposed to mirror the S&P performance. That fund would take dividends into account. I couldn't get a spreadsheet of data for that fund or I would analyze it for you... it would take more effort than I wanted to spend to get data for every quarter since 1970 from the Vanguard website. Here is the performance page for that fund if you care to do the research: https://flagship.vanguard.com/VGApp/hnw/FundsPriceHistorySec?FundId=0040&FundIntExt=INT
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