Worst Decade For Stocks, But Not All Stocks

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 31, 2009

The S&P 500 posted its first negative total return decade in history. Of course, if you were in energy you didn’t notice it, and you should pick up the tab for tonight’s celebration. You can peruse our preliminary stats—best, worst, issues, sectors, decades, etc.—here.

Reader Comments

barbara

January 3, 2010 2:45 PM

GE was a bust!!

edy

January 4, 2010 10:37 AM

GS(speculators) was a winner!!!

bill whale

January 30, 2010 12:04 AM

Your recent story on ten most innovative companies names Google as stellar performer, up 369% since its IPO in 2004.
Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) went up 1817% from 2004. You should know about coffee pods; an amazing innovation. GMCR is 2nd best mover in last decade.

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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