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January 2010 Winners & Losers

U.S. stocks are on track to break a 10-month winning streak this month, closing January 2010 with their worst monthly performance since February 2009.

Since the beginning of the month, NASDAQ Composite is leading the losses, down 4.4%, followed by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, falling 3.2% and 3.1%respectively.

Despite a pullback for the major U.S. indices this month, January 2010 is proving better than last year, when the three major averages dropped 6.38% or more.

Historically and on average, the NASDAQ Composite has fared best of the major indexes in January, as it has been up 66% of the time during this month, ranking as its best performing month overall.

What follows is an overview of three major U.S. indices this month in relation to their historical performance, along with a peek at some of the best and worst performing stocks.

Dow

  • Currently on track for its worst month since February 2009 when it fell -11.7%
  • On track for its worst January since 2009 when it declined -8.8%
  • On average, the Dow has gained 0.99% during January and an avg. gain of 0.4% during January when December was a positive month
  • Up 64% of the time in January, with an average gain of 3.6% when up, and down 36% of the time with an average loss of -3.7%
  • The Best January was on 1976, when it rose 14.4%
  • The Worst January was on 2009, when it fell -8.8%

S&P 500

  • Currently on track for its worst month since February 2009 when it lost -10.9%
  • On track for its worst January since 2009 when it declined -8.6%
  • On average, the S&P has gained 1.3% during January, and an avg. gain of 0.6% during January when December was a positive month
  • Up 64% of the time in January, with an average gain of 4.2% when up, and down 36% of the time with an average loss of -3.9%
  • The Best January was on 1987, when it rose 13.2%
  • The Worst January was on 2009, when it fell -8.6%

NASDAQ

  • Currently on track for its worst month since February 2009 when it lost -6.7%
  • On track for its worst January since 2009 when it declined -6.4%
  • On average, the NASDAQ Composite has gained 2.87% during January, and an avg. gain of 2.9% during January when December was a positive month
  • Up 66% of the time in January, with an average gain of 6.6% when up, and down 34% of the time with an average loss of -4.2%
  • The Best January was on 1975, when it rose 16.7%
  • The Worst January was on 2008, when it fell -9.9%

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