Some Good Stock Market News

Today’s Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 close of 7,235.62 is up 171.93 points, or 2.43 percent.

· This represents a paper gain for the day of approximately $200 billion.

· Although the overall index was up, the DJ Wilshire U.S. Banks Index is down -5.01 percent today.

· For the year the DJ Wilshire 5000 index is down -20.38 percent or approximately $2.2 trillion.

· Since Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, the DJ Wilshire 5000 is down –11.04 percent or $1.1 trillion.

· Since the original stimulus package passed the House on January 28, 2009, the DJ Wilshire 5000 is down –17.91 percent or $1.9 trillion.

· Since the Lehman Brothers file bankruptcy the morning of September 15, 2008, the DJ Wilshire 5000 is down –43.32 percent or $6.6 trillion and the DJ Wilshire U.S. Banks Index is down -69.93 percent.

· Since October 9, 2007 market high, the DJ Wilshire 5000 index is down –54.22 percent or $10.7 trillion.

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