CHART OF THE DAY: Stocks Rally, But You're Paying More At The Pump

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Back in May we looked at how many gallons of gas you could buy for the cost of the S&P 500. We noted that since the peak in the late 90s, when you could get over 1300 gallons of gas for the price of the S&P 500, the trend has been on a fairly steady downhill. In May you could buy 366 gallons. Since then the S&P 500 has rallied about 11%, but you are only getting 390 gallons — just 6% more. So the trend looks likely to hold. Gas continues to get more expensive, as a percentage of your stock holdings.

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