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Archives: January 2010

So Goes January SO Goes The Year – Hope not

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on January 29

Of the 82 Januarys in the history of S&P 500 from 1929 (through 2009), 52 have been positive and 29 have been negative. Of the 52 gains, 42 were positive...

The Man Who Refuses To Pay A Dividend

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on January 15

The day I started at Standard & Poor’s in May 1977 the S&P 500 was at 100 (99.77), as was another stock – Berkshire Hathaway, which had a $98 bid...

Five In A Row - Going For The Silver

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on January 11

see file for additional details Download file S&P 500 up first 5 days of 2010 – 1 of only 4 times from 1928 Up first 5 trading days: 01/08/2010, 01/09/2006,...

Worst Year On Record For U.S. Common Dividends; 2010 Expected To Improve

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on January 07

Data in the file (release, stats, issues) is for the full U.S. common market, S&P 500 and S&P 1500 data is after that Download file Data for the full U.S....


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