The market's upward progress has slowed, but it's still making new ground. Amazing.
As we come into the last month, here are some amazing numbers...
Percentage Gains from March 2009 Lows:
DJIA - 58.86%
S&P - 63.48%
NASDAQ - 79.97%
Current Gains YTD:
DJIA - 18.37%
S&P - 22.44%
NASDAQ - 39.14%
We are now closing in our all time high for assets. In October of 2007 we held $603,825 in assets. We're only about $6k away from taking that number out.
However, next month we'll be updating our home's value - which has started to slide downward again. That said, it will be a while before we take out that number.
Got my first unemployment check yesterday - $679. Thankfully the check is coming to me because of my two weeks on furlough. I am working again, and busier than ever.