Unexpectedly Intriguing!
09 January 2007

We've noticed that we're getting quite a few search engine hits for those seeking performance data for the S&P 500 in and through 2006. Right now, we're waiting for just one number to be released before we update our related tools: the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for December 2006. (Yes, it figures the delay is due to a number that the government releases....)

Once this data is released on January 18, we'll be updating the S&P 500 at Your Fingertips tool with full data through the end of 2006. What's more, we'll also be filling in all the missing pieces, which will allow the tool to find P/E ratios and Dividend Yields for those months in between the released quarterly data from 2000 onward.

We'll also be adding a note that the data from 2000 onward is subject to revision as the companies in the S&P 500 may restate their earnings for various reasons.

In the meantime, later today we'll be posting a fun tool that asks the question: "Should you keep your New Year's resolution?" (See what happens when we have too much idle time, government number releasers?...)

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