Quiz: What is the Best Performing Index the Past 12 Months?

Volatility (VIX) – up around 140%. (Link from IndexUniverse.)

Tip of the hat to Marc Faber for nailing this call at the beginning of the year.

Also interesting is fact #10 – I cringe every time I hear some pundit say dividends are “safe”:

Fact 10: Dividends Are Getting Walloped

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index is down 8.1% this year. And we thought dividends protected you when the markets get tough…