2017 Ends With S&P 500 Total Return Of 21.8%
Shares in America's largest publicly-held companies closed 2017 with about a 21.8% total return.
Since the financial crisis bear market of 2008, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 36.6%, the stock market has returned a profit for nine straight calendar years.
It marked the 32nd time in the 90 calendar-years since the inception of the modern era of Wall Street trading that stocks returned more than 20% in a calendar year.
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