US households that held stocks reaping dividends

S&P up 329% since bear market low in March 2009; Dow and Nasdaq have also soared

Gauging the winners and losers from the financial crisis isn't rocket science: Those in the group of more than one-half of American households that owned stocks in public companies over the past decade, all they had to do was close their eyes and hold on.

As of last Thursday, the S&P 500, a measure of the biggest companies in the stock market, is up 329 per cent, not including dividends, since the bear market low on March 9, 2009.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'US households that held stocks reaping dividends'. Print Edition | Subscribe