The Continental Economics Institute Currency Review
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The stock market in 2011
Stock Market Winners and Losers
The U.S. stock market returned almost nothing to investors in 2011. As of early December, the Standard & Poor's 500 index had netted 0.9 percent -- and actually lost 1 percent if dividends aren't included.
Such poor overall performance hides some wide variations: 80 stocks in the S&P 500 returned 20 percent or more in 2011, while 43 lost more than a third of their value.
Bloomberg Rankings analyzed S&P 500 returns as of Dec. 2 to determine which stocks were best and worst to shareholders in 2011. Their results follow, starting with 2011's 10 best performers. More