Deep Dive: In the bull market’s ninth year, ‘winning’ stocks hide lingering pain

Nine years have passed since U.S. stocks bottomed in March 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis. The stock market as a whole has gone on to post stellar numbers, but a deeper dive reveals some lingering ugliness.

We will list the companies that suffered the worst stock performance during the financial crisis, and the ones that have performed best and worst since the market bottomed on March 9, 2009.

First, here’s a 15-year chart of the total return of the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.74% with dividends reinvested, through March 8:


The financial meltdown of 2007 and 2008 began with a liquidity crisis in August 2007.

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