S&P 500 Average Return for Each Day

S&P 500 Average Return for Each Day This interesting spreadsheet shows the S&P 500 average return for each day from 1950 to 2018. “History never repeats itself but it rhymes” said Mark Twain. Picture source: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 PE Level vs. Average 12-month Return

S&P 500 PE Level vs. Average 12-month Return The chart shows how market valuation affects future equity returns since 1930. See also “Why the Stock Market Valuation Matters Before a Recession?” Picture source: Richardson GMP

S&P 500 Average Monthly Returns

S&P 500 Average Monthly Returns Since 1950, and over the past 10 & 20 years, the S&P 500 has been positive on average in July. Picture source: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. Average S&P 500 Index Returns

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. Average S&P 500 Index Returns An interesting chart showing the ISM Manufacturing Index and the S&P 500 Index forward 12-month return.Low returns when the ISM Manufacturing Index is above 60 and high returns when the ISM Manufacturing Index is below 40. Picture source: Jeroen Blokland

Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900

Distribution of Calendar Year Returns: Dow Jones since 1900 The chart shows the calendar year returns on the Dow Jones since 1900, from lowest to highest. It also show that an average return (black bars) does not really exist if we take into account the distribution of calendar year returns since 118 years. Picture source: Jeroen Blokland