According to my Microsoft Money 2004 report, my investments did well in 2004.
My 401(k) produced a 23.9% return over the year, not accounting for my employer match, just the change in fund values. My Roth IRA delivered a 17.2% return. I have a regular investment account that provided me with a less impressive 6.8% return.
The weighted average annual return of all my investments was 18.7%.
January has been a down month in the stock market. Many people are saying that a poorly performing January signals a poorly performing year ahead. We’ll have to see what happens.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published January 30, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.