The current time frame by which we are judging newsletter performance range approximately from the beginning of December 2004, to the end of November 2009. The selected newsletters’ total returns during this period range from a gain of 6 to 24 percent. During this period the major market averages performances were:
Down Jones Industrial Average: Down 1.5%
S&P 500: Down 1.1%
NASDAQ Composite: Up 3.1%
Wilshire 5000: Down 3.2%
The chart below of the DJIA shows the challenges and opportunities faced by anyone attempting to select rewarding stocks during this time period.