Annual Performance of S&P 500

Annual Performance of S&P 500 The S&P 500 Index gained 29% in 2019, its best performance since 2013, boosted by economic data, Fed rate cuts, and the US-China phase-one trade deal. Image: Credit Suisse Research

S&P 500 Return in First Five Days vs. the Full Year

S&P 500 Return in First Five Days vs. the Full Year Since 1950, when the stock market finished the first five days higher, the S&P 500 has been positive 82% of the time at year-end, with an average gain of 13.6%. Image: CNBC

S&P 500 Returns by Decade

S&P 500 Returns by Decade The S&P 500 closes the decade with nearly 190% gain. Image: Financial Times

S&P 500 Energy Sector Index vs. S&P 500 Composite Index

S&P 500 Energy Sector Index vs. S&P 500 Composite Index The lost decade for the S&P 500 energy sector. It has gained only 6% over the past 10 years, compared to 189% for the S&P 500 Composite Index. Image: Lewis Krauskopf

S&P 500 Percentage of Up Days by Year

S&P 500 Percentage of Up Days by Year This year, the S&P 500 recorded gains 59.3% of the time. This has been rare since 1928. Image: Bespoke Investment Group

S&P 500 Average Returns Since 1926

S&P 500 Average Returns Since 1926 Historically, in the year following a double-digit gain, there have only been three years where the U.S. stock market has experienced a double-digit decline. Image: Ben Carlson

S&P 500 Levels, Bank Projections

S&P 500 Levels, Bank Projections Morgan Stanley is a bear, but Wall Street expects gains for the S&P 500 in 2020 Image: Financial Times