The Dow Jones 1,000 Point Milestones

The Dow Jones crossed the 23,000 mark and closed at 23,157.60 yesterday. This year alone the Dow has crossed four thousand point thresholds. The following table shows the 1,000 point milestones of the index since its inception: Click to enlarge Source: The Dow Crosses 23,000 by Jamie Farmer, Indexology Blog, S&P Global

Cyclical Bull Market in US Stocks Since World War II

The Dow Jones crossed 23,000 for the first time today. The S&P 500 has also made record gains since the Global Financial Crisis(GFC) of 2008-09. In fact, the current cyclical bull market is the second strongest in terms of returns and is also the second longest since World War II according to an article by …

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Euro Zone Stocks Have Still Reached Their Previous Peaks

Stocks in the Euro Zone are still lagging behind in terms of recovering previous losses. For instance, the benchmark Euro Stoxx 50 index has still not reached the peak attained before the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 as shown in the chart below. In addition, the record high of 5,405 before the dot com bust …

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AllianceBernstein: Earnings Drive Emerging Market Stocks

Emerging market stocks have soared this year after years of under performance. For example, while th S&P 500 is up just over 14% YTD Brazil’s Bovespa has increased by nearly 28%. The year-to-date returns of some of the emerging markets are shown below: India’s Bombay Sensex: 21.8% Chile’s Santiago IPSA: 28.6% Argentina’s Merval: 60.4% Other major …

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Credit Suisse: Family-Owned Firms Outperform Non-Family Owned Peers

A research report recently published by Credit Suisse(CS) showed that family-owned companies outperformed their non-family owned peers. CS defined a family-owned firm as (1) direct shareholding by founders or descendants of at least 20%; (2) voting rights held by founders or descendants of at least 20%. The Top 50 family-owned firms globally based on market cap, …

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