March 2004
Journal of Financial Planning;Mar2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p21
Academic Journal
This article presents several financial-related statistics in the U.S. as of March 2004. The Dow Jones gained 43.5 percent from a low on October 9, 2002, to its close on December 31, 2003. The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 80 percent of stocks in 2003. The euro rose 20 percent against the U.S. dollar in 2003. Apex Mid Cap Growth has gained 165 percent in 2003. There is an estimated 12 mutual funds whose return for 2003 was 100 percent or more, versus 66 funds in 1999. The participation rate for 401(k) plans in 2003 was 72.6, down 3.6 percent from 2002.


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