$$ - Here is a recap of 2012 from the Fox Business gurus and the market. I'll get to my 2012 and the predictions for 2013 tomorrow. First, the market:
- Dow: 7.3% to 13,104
- SP500: 13.4% to 1426
- Nasdaq: 15.9% to 3019
- R2000: 14.6%
- VTI: 16.45% (total stock market index)
On to the Fox Business Network gurus:
Bulls and Bears
Gary B. Smith: AMZN up 40% Dow 14,700
Amazon started off 2012 at $173.10, and finished at $250.87. That's a gain of 44.9%! Nice job, Gary! He was a little more optimistic for the Dow, but a lot of the gains were in the SP500.
Jonas Max Ferris: JPM up 30% Dow 13,000
JPM started off 2012 $33.25 and finished at $43.97. That's a gain of 32.2%. Another nice job, and the Dow prediction was almost right on, too.
Tobin Smith: TSM up 100% Dow 12,800
TSM started off 2012 at $12.91 and finished at $17.16, for a gain of 32.9%. A nice gain but well short of Toby's prediction. He was also a little more pessimistic about the Dow returns.
Cavuto on Business
Adam Lashinsky: VTSMX: $31.29
Since the VTSMX is the Vanguard total stock market index, we know it was about the same as Vanguard's VTI exchange traded fund, or about 16.45%. Excluding dividends. Current dividend yield is 1.89% on VTI.
Ben Stein: SPY: $125.50
Same as the SP500 for Mr. Ben Stein, who loves to pick the index ETFs. Current dividend yield is 2.01% on SPY.
Matt McCall: HILO: $18.28
Hilo is the low volatility emerging markets ETF, and started out 2012 at $18.28 and finished at $20.29, for a gain of 10.9%, excluding dividends. Current yield is about 3.05%.
Forbes on Fox
Morgan Brennan: LINE
LINE started at $37.91 and finished at $35.24, so the price was down 7%, but the stock does have a current yield of 8.2%
Bill Baldwin: ZBRA
ZBRA started of 2012 at $35.78 and finished at $39.31, for a return of 9.8%.
Kim McNicholas: CAT: $90.60
Big CAT started of 2012 at $90.60 and finished at $89.61, which is a loss of about 1%. The stock currently yields 2.4%.
Elizabeth MacDonald: PAUCX
PAUCX finished at $11.03, and yields 5.95%.
Tracy Byrnes: Dow will be flat, $4 gasoline
Tracy was wrong about the market, but the gas prices did spike over $4 for a bit.
Gary Kaltbaum: MA:
Mastercard started out 2012 at $372.82, and finished at $491.28. That's a 31.7% return. It currently yields .20%.
Wayne Rogers: LUK:
LUK started out 2012 at $22.74 and finished at $23.79 for a gain of 4.6%. It currently yields 1.1%.