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US Stocks Post Worst Q2 Since 2002

US stocks posted their worst second-quarter performance since Q2 2002, as uncertainty in the health of the global economy led investors to take profits off the table.

What follows is a summary of this month, quarter and year-to-date statistics on the markets.

Worst June Since

  • The Dow had its worst June since 2008 when it fell -10.2% (Since 2005 the Dow has posted monthly declines in June)
  • The S&P had its worst June since 2008 when it fell -8.59%
  • NASDAQ had its worst June since 2008 when it fell -9.1%
  • All three major indexes posted their worst monthly percent decline since May 2010, when the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ Composite fell -7.9%, -8.2%, and -8.3%, respectively

Worst Second Quarter Since

  • The Dow had its worst Q2 since 2002 when it fell -11.16%
  • The S&P had its worst Q2 since 2002 when it fell -13.7%
  • The NASDAQ had its worst Q2 since 2002 when it fell -20.71%
  • The last time all three indexes were concurrently down by -8.5% or more in Q2 was in 2002 when the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ fell by -11.16%, -13.7%, and -20.71%, respectively

Worst Quarter Since

  • The Dow had its worst quarter since Q1 09 when it fell -13.3%
  • The S&P had its worst quarter since Q4 08 when it fell -22.6%
  • The NASDAQ had its worst quarter since Q4 08 when it fell -24.3%


S&P 500 Sectors

Ten out of ten sectors closed the first half of 2010 in negative territory, led to the downside by material and energy stocks.

  • AK Steel Holding and Monsanto were the biggest percent losers in the materials sector, both down 44% year-to-date
  • Energy stocks were hurt by Anadarko Petroleum and Diamond Offshore Drilling , down 42% and 37%, respectively so far in 2010
  • During the second quarter, ten out of ten sectors closed in the red, led to the downside by material stocks with a loss of 16%, followed by financials, down 14%

>> Global Scorecard: Q2 '10 Winners & Losers


Currencies Impact: The Dollar Index rose nearly 11% in the first half of this year, as uncertainty in international markets boosted the greenback's safe-haven appeal.
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Currencies Impact: The Dollar Index rose nearly 11% in the first half of this year, as uncertainty in international markets boosted the greenback's safe-haven appeal.

>> Global Scorecard: Q2 '10 Winners & Losers

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Price
 
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AKS
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APC
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DO
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MO
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AFF
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KO
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MDLZ
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DIS
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DD
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JPM MLP ETN
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CAT
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INTC
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GE
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IBM
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CSCO
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MSFT
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GOOGL
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XOM
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MCD
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AAPL
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