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January 7, 1992 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recession worsened, IBM and General Motors announced tens of thousands of layoffs, factories closed, lines grew at unemployment offices--and 1991 was a great year for the stock market, both nationwide and for most local companies. Last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a group of 30 blue-chip stocks, surged 20.3%; the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 26.3% and the Valley Stocks index, a collection of 80 stocks in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County areas, rose 26.2%.
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January 7, 1992 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recession worsened, IBM and General Motors announced tens of thousands of layoffs, factories closed, lines grew at unemployment offices--and 1991 was a great year for the stock market, both nationwide and for most local companies. Last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a group of 30 blue-chip stocks, surged 20.3%; the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 26.3% and the Valley Stocks index, a collection of 80 stocks in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County areas, rose 26.2%.
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BUSINESS
April 1, 1986
The Valley Stocks chart begins today as a regular feature in the Times' Valley Business section. Each Tuesday, the chart will give data about the shares of companies that have headquarters or more than 2,000 employees in the San Fernando Valley area. Two of the chart's features are intended to show the overall performance of Valley stocks during the week ending Monday.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1986 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
The stocks of the largest public companies in the San Fernando Valley area rode the bull market in the first three months of the year, with gainers outnumbering losers by nearly four to one. MPACT Securities--an Austin, Tex., firm that tracks for The Times the stocks of 60 actively traded companies that either have headquarters or more than 2,000 employees in the Valley area--found that 47 of the issues increased in the quarter ended Monday. Twelve of the stocks were down, and one was unchanged.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1998 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rising tide lifts all boats. Or so it seemed once again on Wall Street in 1997 as the stock market posted its third consecutive year of 25%-plus gains, while the value of most local stocks floated up as well. In 1997 the Dow Jones industrial average skyrocketed 25%, after having jumped by 29% in 1996 and 37% in 1995. Since this great bull market began its climb in August 1982, the Dow Jones average has spiked up a dizzying tenfold.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1987 | BARRY STAVRO, Times Staff Writer
After six months, the sunsuit is ahead but the pinstripes are catching up. In February, the four members of the crack San Fernando Valley business staff--with a collective 20 years of experience covering business--decided to pit their stock-picking skills against those of a preschooler named Jennifer Foxworth, daughter of a Times employee.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1987 | BARRY STAVRO, Times Staff Writer
In February, the crack Times' Valley business staff decided to challenge the stock market and a 3-year-old girl. Both the kid and the quartet of business writers started with a hypothetical $40,000 to invest in local stocks. Well, the kid did better than the grown-ups, at least for the first three months. The San Fernando Valley business staff's fictitious Sepulveda Fund stock portfolio lost 11.2% of its value in the first quarter.
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