S&P 500 Supported on Several Fronts

The last year saw a host of conflicting news events across the globe that affected the entire financial market.  The S&P 500 index was no exception. During this period, the S&P moved from 1,810 to 2,180 registering gains of over 20% in the process. Despite weakening economic data and building uncertainties in many global economies, the S&P 500 still managed to outperform it contemporaries due mainly to stronger domestic economic reports in the US.