S&P 500 up 24% for the year, NASDAQ up 43%

I hope those who attempted to market time, or fled to the safety of bonds weren’t hurt too bad.

Stocks for the long run – and minimize the “skim” of fees, commissions, trading costs and TAXES.

{{ The S&P 500 finished the year up 24%, just 0.6% from its January 2022 record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 14% to top 37000 for the first time and set seven record closes in the final days of 2023. A mania surrounding artificial intelligence and big technology stocks sent the Nasdaq Composite soaring 43%, its best year since 2020.

It is a far cry from the doom and gloom many were bracing for at the start of 2023.

A year ago, everyone from the strategists at Wall Street banks to rap artist Cardi B was calling for a recession. Instead, inflation continued falling, consumers kept spending and the unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest level since 1969. }}



I don’t look at charts much but I am waiting to see if this latest run will break through the highs of two years ago or not.

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It already has reached new highs if dividends are included (and why wouldn’t they be?).


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Of the high risk assets BTC is up 150%