Stock Market's Flat 2011, May Suggest Booming 2012
Market Commentary Highlights...
- During the last trading day of 2011, volatility drove the S&P 500 down in the final seconds to leave the Index unchanged from where it started the year and the total return at a mere 2%.
- There have been four years since WWII when the total return for the S&P 500 was roughly flat. All three of these years that preceded 2011 were followed by strong gains in the following year, averaging 38%.
- While the historical pattern suggests that a strong 2012 may follow a flat 2011, our outlook remains for an average gain of about 8 - 12% in 2011.
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