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One Year from the Highs

Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points. Here’s how some of the major indices and sectors have performed since last October:

Performance since the close on October 9, 2007

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Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points. Here’s how some of the major indices and sectors have performed since last October:

Performance since the close on October 9, 2007

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While the U.S. indices have been hit hard since the October highs, many international indices have been hit even harder since last October:

Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points. Here’s how some of the major indices and sectors have performed since last October:

Performance since the close on October 9, 2007

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Finally, here’s how the Dow’s 30 components have performed since last October and their impact on the index. Note that 3 components (BAC, CVX, and AIG) were removed from the index since then and replaced by HON, MO, and KFT). Notice that Wal-Mart is the sole Dow component showing a gain in the past year.

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