2005 In Review

March 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Mar2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p14
Academic Journal
This article presents a wrap-up of the market indexes, and other important economic statistics for 2005. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.61 percent for the year, though its total return was a positive 1.7 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index closed at 1248.29, up 3.0 percent, with a total return at 4.91 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 2205.32, a 1.37 percent gain, with a total return of 2.17 percent for the year. The Russell 2000, which had a 17 percent return in 2004, had a 3.32 percent gain in 2005.


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