U.S. Stock Indexes Record Best January Performance Since 1994

by Colonel on January 31, 2013

“U.S. stocks fell Thursday, reducing what still proved to be a strikingly strong start to the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 49.84 points, or 0.4%, to 13,860.58, leaving it with a 5.8% gain for January, its best monthly rise since October 2011 and its strongest monthly start to a year since 1994. The S&P 500 index lost 3.85 points, or 0.3%, to 1,498.11, leaving it up 5% for the month. The Nasdaq Composite retreated fractionally to 3,142.13, giving it a 4% January rise.

” — Kate Gibson, Copyright 2013 MarketWatch Inc

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