With Breakthrough Research, Ibbotson's Classic Yearbook Tackles Complex Investment Issues

New Research Studies and Historical Data Help Investment Professionals Interpret Current Market Trends

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ibbotson Associates today introduced two new topics in its 2000 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation Classic Edition Yearbook as well as comprehensive updated historical data. The new yearbook features Roger Ibbotson's forecast of the Dow Jones over the next 25 years as well as an analysis of growth and value stocks dating back to 1928. In addition, the Ibbotson classic 2000 yearbook presents:

- Detailed statistics, graphs and tables comparing historic 
  investment performance
- Market highlights and commentary on the events that shaped 1999
- Maximum and minimum returns for basic indices over different 
  holding periods
- A statistical guide to analyzing historical returns
- Monthly and annual U.S. asset class total returns, income returns
  and capital appreciation
- The classic Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation graph showing the 
  growth of $1 invested in various asset classes from 1925 to the 
- Summary statistics of basic asset classes from 1926 to the
  present, including average returns and standard deviations.

"Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation is the industry standard for historical financial data and analysis, but it also tackles current market trends like the dramatic growth of the Dow Jones and the recent momentum in growth stocks," said Mike Annin, managing director of data products and services at Ibbotson Associates. "Our classic yearbook takes current market trends and analyzes them in a historical perspective, giving investment professionals a broad base of knowledge from which to evaluate current conditions."

Ibbotson Associates

Ibbotson Associates, founded by Professor Roger Ibbotson in 1976, is the world's leading authority on asset allocation, providing products and services to help investment professionals make the best asset allocation decisions for their clients.

The company's business lines include consulting and research; investment forecasting, planning and analysis software; educational services ranging from on-site workshops to computer based training; and a widely used line of presentation materials designed to educate clients on asset allocation concepts and investment principles. With offices in Chicago and New York, Ibbotson Associates fills a growing need in the finance and investment industry for an independent, single source provider of investment knowledge, practical application expertise, leading edge technology, educational services and sales presentation tools. Ibbotson markets its integrated product line of investment analytical tools and services to institutional money managers, plan sponsors, and consultants for quantitative analysis, high level decision making and presentations. The company's clients also include financial planners, brokers, mutual fund firms, private bankers and small money managers.


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