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January 1, 2015
   While most of the world struggled, this was another good year for the US stock market.  Below is a performance summary (before and after dividends) for the major global markets.  Below that are charts showing the information graphically over the course of 2014.

   Major Index Performance for 2014:
With dividends, my recommended funds (from both newsletters with weightings from 0 to 100%) in 2014
  • Europe down 8.6%
  • Emerging Markets down 4.6%
  • World up 2.9%
  • Russell 2000 up 3.5%
  • DJIA up 7.5%
  • Wilshire 5000 up 10.5%
  • S&P500 up 11.4%
  • NASDAQ up 13.4%
  •  Europe an Index down 6.6% 
  •  Pacific index down 4.5%
  •  Money Markets up 0.01%
  •  Emerging markets up 0.6%
  •  TIPS fund up 4.0%
  •  Total Bond fund up 5.9%
  •  GNMA fund up 6.8%
  •  Intermediate-term bond fund up 7.0%
  •  Wilshire 5000 fund up 12.6%
  •  S&P500 fund up 13.6%
  •  Long-term bond fund up 19.7%
  •  REIT fund up 30.3% (my best performing fund!)
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This chart shows the above data graphically over the course of 2014:

2014 Global Market Performance
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2014 Global Market Performance

January 1, 2015:   This chart shows the 2014 performance (return by day) of my newsletter explore portfolio.
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