At right is a table showing the 25 worst performing S&P 500 stocks in 2015 and how they have performed so far in 2016. As shown, these stocks which fell sharply in 2015 are up an average of nearly 30% so far this year. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) was the worst performing stock in 2015, and it’s up 41.67% this year. CONSOL Energy (CNX) fell essentially the same amount as CHK in 2015, and it’s up 123.80% in 2016. Other Energy stocks like Southwestern (SWN), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Range Resources (RRC), and ONEOK (OKE) also saw big losses in 2015 only to turn it around this year.
In today’s Chart of the Day, which was sent to paid subscribers, we further analyzed stock performance in 2015 to see what impact it has had on performance in 2016. The results suggest that 2016 has signaled a new “leg” of the current bull market that we’ve been in since early 2009. To see the full report, start a two-week free trial to our premium research product below.