A stark selloff trimmed equities' annual return, but the Dow still gained 18.8% in 2009; S&P...

|By:, SA News Editor

A stark selloff trimmed equities' annual return, but the Dow still gained 18.8% in 2009; S&P 500 up 23.5%; and Nasdaq led the way, up 43.9%. Commodities weren't left out: Crude futures up 78% this year after bottoming Feb. 12; Gold up 24% this year; Silver up 50%.