YTD Charts: NDX, SPX, Nasdaq, Dow, Russell 2000

As of yesterday’s close, the year-to-date gains for many of the major indices – excepting the first week run up – have been eliminated.

As of last night’s close, the NDX, the S&P500, and the Nasdaq comp are below the opening weeks’ highs.

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DJIA:  The Dow sits just above its opening week highs:

The Russell 2000 is the one stand out, appreciably above its first weeks’ finish.

Essentially, the entire year’s performance gains have come from that single week’s run up.



UPDATE:   April 18, 2006  12:39pm

Note: I whipped these up before the open —
Better make that one week and a day!


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  1. duncan Robertson commented on Apr 18

    its not over till the cats and dogs run

    and the russel has run

  2. Mark commented on Apr 18

    Hmm. Maybe I should ignore all the technicals and get on the gold and metals bandwagon. B, coming along?

  3. trader75 commented on Apr 18

    Man oh man, how about the Yo-Yo moves coming from this Fed.

    They’ve already done Hop the Fence, Brain Twister and Around the World. Now they’re working on Dizzy Baby and Double or Nothing. Let’s hope we don’t see Gravity Pull or Atomic Bomb.

  4. todd commented on Apr 18

    Better than these guys:

    Saudi market plunges 8% more

    The Saudi stock market plunged another 8 per cent on Tuesday, taking its fall over the past nine days to 26 per cent.

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