Stock Market's Flat 2011, May Suggest Booming 2012

posted 1/5/2012 in General

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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Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above Market Commentary for the week of January 3, 2012. The commentary is prepared by LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH, the broker-dealer partner for Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial. The above commentary and others like it can be found here.

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