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Longest Monthly Streak for the Nasdaq in 14 Years?

Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains. This month, the Dow Industrials is up 2.4%, the S&P 500 is up 2.3%, the Nasdaq Composite is up 1.3%, while the Russell 2000 is clinging to a 0.1% gain.

If these gains continue to hold at the end of next week, the Dow would have its 7th month of gains in the last 8 months. On the other hand, the S&P, Nasdaq, and Russell haven’t had a monthly decline since February and each is on pace to have its 8th straight month of gains.

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Such a streak is rare. The last time the S&P was up 8 months in a row was between June 2006 and January 2007. It’s more impressive for the Nasdaq & Russell though. The Nasdaq hasn’t had an 8-month winning streak since the tail end of its 10-month streak in 1995, while the 8-month winning streak will be the Russell’s first since its own 8-month streak 14 years ago.

Take a look at some of the best and worst movers so far this month (data as of close on October 21):

Top 5 Dow Industrials Components

  • CAT up +13.77% for the month
  • CVX up +9.29% for the month
  • UTX up +7.34% for the month
  • XOM up +6.85% for the month
  • DIS up +6.45% for the month

Bottom 5 Dow Industrials Components

  • TRV down -2.46% for the month
  • T down -3.96% for the month
  • VZ down -4.10% for the month
  • GE down -5.42% for the month
  • BA down -6.50% for the month

Top 5 S&P 500 Components

  • LXK up +29.39% for the month
  • HOG up +23.22% for the month
  • SLM up +23.17% for the month
  • MCO up +22.73% for the month
  • BTU up +20.61% for the month

Bottom 5 S&P 500 Components

  • IPG down -17.95% for the month
  • BSX down -22.47% for the month
  • MI down -25.53% for the month
  • PCS down -29.59% for the month
  • MBI down -33.63% for the month

Top 5 Nasdaq 100 Components

  • ADSK up +13.15% for the month
  • JOYG up +12.89% for the month
  • GOOG up +11.14% for the month
  • AAPL up +10.56% for the month
  • CERN up +9.35% for the month

Bottom 5 Nasdaq 100 Components

  • GENZ down -9.34% for the month
  • CMCSA down -10.49% for the month
  • NVDA down -10.98% for the month
  • WYNN down -12.15% for the month
  • VRTX down -13.19% for the month


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  Price   Change %Change
DJIA
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S&P 500
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NASDAQ
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TMUS
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BSX
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IPG
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CERN
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ADSK
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VRTX
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WYNN
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NVDA
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CMCSA
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BTU
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MCO
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SLIM CPI NT
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HOG
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LXK
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GE
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VZ
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TRV
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DIS
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UTX
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CVX
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CAT
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BA
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XOM
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GOOGL
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AAPL
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