Markets in Review…

March 2007
Journal of Financial Planning;Mar2007, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses the performance of stock markets around the world in the year 2006. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 16% over the year, while the S&P 500 rose 13% and the NASDAQ rose nearly 10%. The top performing market in the world in 2006 was China, which gained more than 100 percent. World equity funds performed twice as well as diversified funds in the United States, and the dollar lost value against the Euro. In addition, gold was up nearly 25% for the year.


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