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4th Quarter Commentary: A Happy Year For US Large Company
Stocks. Internationals and Globally Diversified Portfolios? Not
So Much. (January 5th, 2015)
The US stock market had a good - but not great year - in 2014.
Despite having hit a new record high on 53 occasions during the
year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up only 10% for
the year - not bad, but not a noteworthy year in any respect
other than its having eked out 53 new highs during the process.
However, despite the decent returns from US large companies, most
other equity categories did not fare as well.
Here's a short table showing the 2014 market
results around the world:
The first thing to notice is . . .
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For a comprehensive quarterly dataset on market performance
and valuations, here is JPMorgan's quarterly Littlebook -- 70-some
pages of market valuation and performance information that's
hard to beat, and which is made available to advisors for client