Historical Dow Jones Average in Charts (Monthly)
How did the Dow Jones Average perform in 2012 in comparison to the past five years?
Below is a straightforward line graph of the market performance since January. If you pull up the Google Finance chart for YTD, you will see a similar chart. May was a bad month as we lost more than 6% of April's gains. Although past performance would have suggested that May would have been a declining month, the magnitude of that decline would have been predicted. Similarly, while June has historically been a terrible month, this year we saw the biggest increases (month over month) in June! This suggests that prior historical results does not necessarily suggest future performance will be the same or even similar.
Where does the Dow Jones go from here?
Dow Jones Average for the past 50+ years and 30+ years