On the third anniversary of the current bull market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still about 9 percent from its closing high set on Oct. 9, 2007, and the S&P 500 index is 12 percent off its own record close.
Since March 2009, the Dow industrial average has recovered about 84 percent of its losses during the financial crisis, while the S&P 500 index has erased about 78 percent of its bear-market losses.
Within the Dow industrials, American Express is the top performing company, up 430 percent when adjusted for dividends, followed by Caterpillar, with a gain of 400 percent.
The average return for all 30 Dow industrial components in the past three years stands at 131 percent, and only one company in the index posted a loss, Hewlett-Packard.
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