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November Surge Renews 2009 Rally

As of Wednesday, November 11, the market rose seven of the eight trading sessions to that point in November, giving new life to the 2009 rally that began last March. On November 11, the S&P 500 Index (as measured by Spartan 500 Index Fund) closed at a new rally high, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (as measured by Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Fund) and Fundranker’s Top Eight Model Portfolio closed 0.4% and 3.3%, respectively, below their values on October 19, when recent rally highs were set.

From recent rally highs of October 19, through October 30, the S&P 500 Index fell 5.6%, the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 6.0%, and Fundranker’s Top Eight Model Portfolio fell 9.7%. You can see that a good portion of this late October downturn has been recouped in the early November surge.

To give some perspective to the rally the market has enjoyed since March 9, consider these numbers. From October 31, 2007, market highs through March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 Index fell 54.8%, the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 55.1%, and Fundranker’s Top Eight Model Portfolio fell 54.1%. To completely recover from March 9, 2009, lows to their October 31, 2007, values, the S&P 500 Index, the Nasdaq Composite Index, and Fundranker’s Top Eight Model Portfolio would have to gain 121.5%, 122.7%, and 117.9%, respectively. Well, since March 9, they have gained 64.8%, 71.3%, and 52.9%, respectively, which are fantastic gains for an eight-month period, but you can see they have a long way still to go.

Posted 11/11/09 9:15pm ET in Fundranker, Market | Permalink | Comments (0)