S&P 500 set to improve this year

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500), the major stock market index underachiever in 2005, will see double-digit growth in 2006, as inflation-wary investors accept that the US economy is in good shape, according to analysts.

31st December, 2005

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500), the major stock market index underachiever in 2005, will see double-digit growth in 2006, as inflation-wary investors accept that the US economy is in good shape, according to analysts.

However, they warn that the S&P, which has underperformed the stock markets of Germany, Japan, France and Britain over the past 12 months, is also unlikely to outperform them in 2006.

Oil shares were the top performers in 2005 and...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago