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S&P 500 Monthly Return (1928-2020)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2020 -0.99% -10.78% -10.19% 2.89% 3.02%
2019 7.87% 2.97% 1.58% 4.1% -6.53% 6.53% 1.66% -1.81% 1.72% 2.05% 3.48% 0.81% 28.88%
2018 5.62% -3.9% -2.69% 0.27% 2.16% 0.48% 3.6% 3.03% 0.43% -6.94% 1.79% -9.18% -6.24%
2017 1.79% 3.72% -0.04% 0.91% 1.16% 0.48% 1.94% 0.06% 1.93% 2.22% 2.81% 0.98% 19.42%
2016 -5.07% -0.41% 6.6% 0.27% 1.53% 0.09% 3.56% -0.12% -0.12% -1.94% 3.41% 1.82% 9.54%
2015 -3.1% 5.49% -1.74% 0.85% 1.05% -2.1% 1.97% -6.26% -2.65% 8.3% 0.05% -1.75% -0.73%
2014 -3.56% 4.31% 0.69% 0.62% 2.1% 1.9% -1.5% 3.77% -1.55% 2.32% 2.45% -0.42% 11.39%
2013 5.04% 1.11% 3.6% 1.81% 2.07% -1.5% 4.94% -3.13% 2.98% 4.45% 2.81% 2.36% 29.6%
2012 4.36% 4.06% 3.13% -0.75% -6.27% 3.96% 1.26% 1.98% 2.42% -1.98% 0.28% 0.71% 13.41%
2011 2.27% 3.2% -0.11% 2.85% -1.35% -1.83% -2.14% -5.68% -7.18% 10.77% -0.5% 0.85% -0%
2010 -3.69% 2.85% 5.88% 1.48% -8.2% -5.39% 6.88% -4.75% 8.76% 3.69% -0.23% 6.52% 12.78%
2009 -8.57% -10.99% 8.54% 9.39% 5.3% 0.02% 7.42% 3.35% 3.58% -1.98% 5.73% 1.78% 23.45%
2008 -6.12% -3.48% -0.59% 4.76% 1.07% -8.6% -0.98% 1.22% -9.07% -16.94% -7.49% 0.79% -38.49%
2007 1.4% -2.18% 1% 4.33% 3.25% -1.78% -3.2% 1.28% 3.58% 1.48% -4.41% -0.86% 3.53%
2006 2.55% 0.05% 1.11% 1.21% -3.09% 0.01% 0.51% 2.12% 2.46% 3.14% 1.65% 1.26% 13.62%
2005 -2.52% 1.89% -1.91% -2.01% 2.99% -0.02% 3.6% -1.13% 0.7% -1.77% 3.52% -0.1% 3%
2004 1.73% 1.22% -1.63% -1.68% 1.21% 1.79% -3.43% 0.23% 0.94% 1.4% 3.86% 3.25% 8.99%
2003 -2.74% -1.69% 0.83% 8.1% 5.09% 1.13% 1.62% 1.79% -1.19% 5.49% 0.71% 5.07% 26.38%
2002 -1.56% -2.08% 3.68% -6.14% -0.91% -7.24% -7.9% 0.49% -11% 8.65% 5.7% -6.03% -23.37%
2001 3.46% -9.23% -6.42% 7.69% 0.5% -2.5% -1.08% -6.41% -8.18% 1.82% 7.52% 0.75% -13.04%
2000 -5.09% -2.02% 9.68% -3.08% -2.19% 2.39% -1.64% 6.07% -5.35% -0.49% -8% 0.4% -10.14%
1999 4.1% -3.23% 3.88% 3.79% -2.5% 5.45% -3.21% -0.62% -2.86% 6.25% 1.91% 5.79% 19.53%
1998 1.02% 7.04% 5% 0.91% -1.89% 3.94% -1.16% -14.58% 6.24% 8.03% 5.91% 5.64% 26.67%
1997 6.14% 0.59% -4.26% 5.84% 5.87% 4.34% 7.82% -5.74% 5.31% -3.45% 4.46% 1.57% 31.01%
1996 3.26% 0.69% 0.8% 1.35% 2.28% 0.22% -4.56% 1.88% 5.41% 2.62% 7.33% -2.15% 20.26%
1995 2.42% 3.61% 2.73% 2.8% 3.63% 2.14% 3.18% -0.04% 4% -0.5% 4.11% 1.73% 34.11%
1994 3.24% -3.01% -4.56% 1.14% 1.24% -2.67% 3.15% 3.75% -2.69% 2.1% -3.96% 1.23% -1.54%
1993 0.71% 1.05% 1.87% -2.55% 2.27% 0.07% -0.53% 3.46% -1.01% 1.94% -1.28% 1.02% 7.06%
1992 -1.99% 0.95% -2.18% 2.8% 0.1% -1.76% 3.95% -2.4% 0.92% 0.22% 3.03% 1% 4.46%
1991 4.15% 6.75% 2.21% 0.03% 3.86% -4.77% 4.47% 1.96% -1.9% 1.19% -4.41% 11.17% 26.31%
1990 -6.88% 0.85% 2.41% -2.68% 9.19% -0.89% -0.5% -9.43% -5.11% -0.69% 5.99% 2.48% -6.56%
1989 7.13% -2.89% 2.08% 4.98% 3.52% -0.78% 8.84% 1.56% -0.65% -2.52% 1.65% 2.14% 27.25%
1988 4.05% 4.16% -3.32% 0.93% 0.34% 4.31% -0.55% -3.86% 3.98% 2.61% -1.9% 1.46% 12.4%
1987 13.17% 3.68% 2.64% -1.13% 0.59% 4.79% 4.84% 3.48% -2.43% -21.75% -8.54% 7.29% 2.03%
1986 0.24% 7.13% 5.29% -1.42% 5.05% 1.37% -5.86% 7.12% -8.54% 5.49% 2.13% -2.81% 14.62%
1985 7.42% 0.89% -0.28% -0.5% 5.45% 1.21% -0.52% -1.2% -3.45% 4.23% 6.53% 4.5% 26.33%
1984 -0.91% -3.86% 1.34% 0.57% -5.93% 1.73% -1.63% 10.62% -0.36% 0% -1.51% 2.2% 1.4%
1983 3.34% 1.93% 3.31% 7.45% -1.22% 3.2% -2.98% 1.11% 1.03% -1.51% 1.71% -0.9% 17.27%
1982 -1.79% -6.06% -0.97% 3.93% -3.87% -2.06% -2.28% 11.58% 0.75% 11.05% 3.59% 1.52% 14.76%
1981 -4.57% 1.31% 3.58% -2.35% -0.15% -1.06% -0.23% -6.19% -5.37% 4.91% 3.69% -3.01% -9.73%
1980 5.84% -0.44% -10.2% 4.11% 4.61% 2.7% 6.57% 0.58% 2.53% 1.59% 10.2% -3.35% 25.77%
1979 3.95% -3.6% 5.5% 0.2% -2.65% 3.83% 0.87% 5.3% 0% -6.86% 4.32% 1.6% 12.31%
1978 -6.1% -2.58% 2.53% 8.52% 0.41% -1.75% 5.45% 2.58% -0.77% -9.07% 1.61% 1.48% 1.06%
1977 -5.12% -2.16% -1.4% 0% -2.34% 4.58% -1.59% -2.12% -0.31% -4.35% 2.71% 0.32% -11.5%
1976 11.86% -1.19% 3.11% -1.17% -1.38% 4.09% -0.86% -0.48% 2.24% -2.19% -0.78% 5.29% 19.15%
1975 12.24% 5.97% 2.21% 4.68% 4.47% 4.39% -6.72% -2.14% -3.45% 6.08% 2.47% -1.1% 31.55%
1974 -1.02% -0.41% -2.29% -3.94% -3.32% -1.49% -7.79% -8.95% -12.05% 16.38% -5.28% -2% -29.72%
1973 -1.78% -3.71% -0.18% -4.04% -1.87% -0.67% 3.74% -3.6% 3.93% -0.09% -11.36% 1.67% -17.37%
1972 1.76% 2.6% 0.56% 0.47% 1.67% -2.19% 0.28% 3.45% -0.45% 0.9% 4.57% 1.2% 15.63%
1971 4.01% 0.94% 3.62% 3.69% -4.23% -0.9% -3.14% 3.56% -0.71% -4.17% -0.21% 8.62% 10.79%
1970 -7.71% 5.29% 0.11% -9.04% -6.01% -5.09% 7.43% 4.35% 3.44% -1.19% 4.68% 5.73% 0.1%
1969 -0.87% -4.76% 3.47% 2.17% -0.19% -5.6% -6.04% 4.03% -2.51% 4.3% -3.4% -1.81% -11.36%
1968 -4.46% -3.04% 0.89% 8.09% 1.23% 0.91% -1.91% 1.23% 3.84% 0.68% 4.84% -4.15% 7.66%
1967 7.85% 0.23% 3.92% 4.21% -5.21% 1.68% 4.64% -1.27% 3.31% -3.52% 0.75% 2.66% 20.09%
1966 0.54% -1.83% -2.19% 2.13% -5.49% -1.63% -1.3% -7.78% -0.65% 4.7% 0.37% -0.25% -13.09%
1965 3.3% -0.23% -1.37% 3.36% -0.79% -4.86% 1.43% 2.23% 3.21% 2.67% -0.87% 0.87% 9.06%
1964 2.67% 1.04% 1.54% 0.63% 1.13% 1.62% 1.84% -1.68% 2.93% 0.83% -0.59% 0.47% 12.97%
1963 4.91% -2.87% 3.58% 4.8% 1.43% -1.98% -0.43% 4.92% -1.1% 3.21% -1.08% 2.46% 18.89%
1962 -3.91% 1.74% -0.57% -6.32% -8.59% -8.05% 6.2% 1.55% -4.74% 0.36% 10.27% 1.28% -11.81%
1961 6.37% 2.59% 2.68% 0.31% 1.99% -3% 3.41% 1.95% -2.06% 2.85% 3.94% 0.42% 23.13%
1960 -7.18% 0.9% -1.43% -1.63% 2.57% 1.97% -2.46% 2.7% -6.14% -0.19% 3.93% 4.68% -2.97%
1959 0.54% -0.18% 0% 3.97% 1.91% -0.34% 3.42% -1.49% -4.53% 1.05% 1.39% 2.74% 8.48%
1958 4.25% -2.16% 3.19% 3.09% 1.61% 2.49% 4.42% 1.27% 4.81% 2.4% 2.34% 5.14% 38.06%
1957 -4.28% -3.13% 1.85% 3.63% 3.72% 0% 1.05% -5.64% -6.19% -3.07% 1.46% -4.08% -14.31%
1956 -3.74% 3.42% 7.06% -0.21% -6.61% 3.98% 5.11% -3.85% -4.42% 0.44% -1.1% 3.55% 2.62%
1955 1.67% 0.55% -0.54% 3.83% -0.26% 8.18% 6.1% -0.69% 1.16% -3.2% 7.57% 0% 26.4%
1954 5.24% 0.38% 2.67% 5.2% 3.18% 0% 5.82% -3.56% 8.39% -1.86% 7.89% 5.26% 45.02%
1953 -0.75% -1.89% -2.32% -2.77% -0.41% -1.63% 2.9% -6.05% 0.43% 4.7% 1.22% 0% -6.62%
1952 1.26% -3.32% 4.72% -4.51% 2.58% 4.6% 1.6% -1.57% -2% 0% 4.9% 3.5% 11.78%
1951 6.37% 0.46% -1.38% 4.19% -4.02% -2.33% 6.67% 4.02% 0% -1.72% 0% 3.93% 16.35%
1950 1.79% 0.58% 0.58% 4.05% 4.44% -5.85% 0.56% 3.37% 5.98% 0% 0% 4.62% 21.68%
1949 0% -3.95% 3.42% -2.65% -3.4% 0% 5.63% 1.33% 2.63% 2.56% 0.63% 4.35% 10.46%
1948 -3.92% -5.44% 8.63% 2.65% 7.74% 0% -4.79% 0.63% -3.13% 6.45% -10.3% 2.7% -0.65%
1947 2.61% -1.91% -1.3% -3.95% -0.68% 4.83% 3.95% -3.16% -1.31% 1.99% -2.6% 2% 0%
1946 6.9% -6.99% 4.05% 4.44% 2.13% -4.17% -2.17% -7.22% -10.18% -1.33% -0.68% 4.08% -11.87%
1945 1.5% 5.93% -4.9% 8.82% 1.35% -0.67% -1.34% 5.44% 3.87% 3.73% 2.99% 1.16% 30.72%
1944 1.71% -0.84% 1.69% -0.83% 4.2% 4.84% -2.31% 0.79% -0.78% 0.79% 0% 3.91% 13.8%
1943 6.12% 5.77% 5.45% 0% 4.31% 2.48% -4.03% -0.84% 2.54% -1.65% -7.56% 6.36% 19.45%
1942 2.3% -3.37% -6.98% -3.75% 6.49% 1.22% 3.61% 0% 3.49% 5.62% -1.06% 5.38% 12.43%
1941 -4.72% -1.98% 1.01% -7% 1.08% 5.32% 5.05% -0.96% -0.97% -6.86% -4.21% -4.4% -17.86%
1940 -3.2% 0% 0.83% 0% -23.77% 7.53% 3% 1.94% 1.9% 3.74% -4.5% 0% -15.09%
1939 -6.11% 3.25% -13.39% -0.91% 6.42% -6.03% 10.09% -6.67% 14.29% 0% -4.69% 2.46% -5.18%
1938 0.94% 5.61% -24.78% 15.29% -5.1% 24.73% 6.03% -1.63% 0.83% 8.2% -3.79% 3.15% 24.55%
1937 3.49% 1.69% -1.1% -8.38% -0.61% -5.52% 9.09% -4.76% -13.75% -10.14% -10.48% -4.5% -38.59%
1936 6.72% 2.1% 2.05% -7.38% 4.35% 2.78% 7.43% 0.63% 0% 7.5% 0.58% -0.58% 27.92%
1935 -4.21% -4.4% -2.3% 9.41% 3.23% 6.25% 8.82% 0.9% 3.57% 7.76% 3.2% 3.88% 41.37%
1934 12% -3.57% -1.85% -0.94% -8.57% 2.08% -11.22% 5.75% -1.09% -3.3% 7.95% 0% -4.71%
1933 0% -17.39% 3.51% 32.2% 23.08% 13.54% -8.26% 11% -12.61% -7.22% 10% 1.01% 44.08%
1932 -2.47% 5.06% -12.05% -20.55% -22.41% -2.22% 36.36% 40% -3.57% -13.58% -5.71% 4.55% -14.78%
1931 5.88% 11.11% -7.22% -9.58% -13.91% 13.85% -7.43% 1.46% -30.22% 7.22% -8.65% -14.74% -47.07%
1930 6.05% 2.19% 3.86% 2.89% -1.61% -16.33% 3.41% 0.94% -13.08% -9.14% -2.96% -6.71% -28.48%
1929 5.33% -0.39% -0.39% 1.57% -4.25% 10.48% 5.47% 9.69% -4.73% -19.87% -13.64% 2.87% -11.91%
1928 -1.12% -1.7% 11.56% 2.59% 1.01% -4.5% 1.57% 7.73% 0.96% 2.84% 11.98% 0.41% 37.88%


S&P 500 Worst Months (1928-2020)

Month-Year Return
1 Sep 1931 -30.2%
2 Mar 1938 -24.8%
3 May 1940 -23.8%
4 May 1932 -22.4%
5 Oct 1987 -21.8%
6 Apr 1932 -20.5%
7 Oct 1929 -19.9%
8 Feb 1933 -17.4%
9 Oct 2008 -16.9%
10 Jun 1930 -16.3%
11 Dec 1931 -14.7%
12 Aug 1998 -14.6%
13 May 1931 -13.9%
14 Sep 1937 -13.8%
15 Nov 1929 -13.6%
16 Oct 1932 -13.6%
17 Mar 1939 -13.4%
18 Sep 1930 -13.1%
19 Sep 1933 -12.6%
20 Sep 1974 -12%
21 Mar 1932 -12%
22 Nov 1973 -11.4%
23 Jul 1934 -11.2%
24 Sep 2002 -11%
25 Feb 2009 -11%

S&P 500 Best Months (1928-2020)

Month-Year Return
1 Aug 1932 40%
2 Jul 1932 36.4%
3 Apr 1933 32.2%
4 Jun 1938 24.7%
5 May 1933 23.1%
6 Oct 1974 16.4%
7 Apr 1938 15.3%
8 Sep 1939 14.3%
9 Jun 1931 13.8%
10 Jun 1933 13.5%
11 Jan 1987 13.2%
12 Jan 1975 12.2%
13 Jan 1934 12%
14 Nov 1928 12%
15 Jan 1976 11.9%
16 Aug 1982 11.6%
17 Mar 1928 11.6%
18 Dec 1991 11.2%
19 Feb 1931 11.1%
20 Oct 1982 11%
21 Aug 1933 11%
22 Oct 2011 10.8%
23 Aug 1984 10.6%
24 Jun 1929 10.5%
25 Nov 1962 10.3%