The Dow Jones Industrial Average had one heckuva quarter, had a very nice time of it in the first quarter 0f 2013, running up more than 11% and setting all-time high after all-time high along the way.
The Dow managed to shrug off concerns in Europe — including the latest problems in Cyprus — by focusing on continued strong news in the U.S. housing sector, and of course the Fed’s continued quantitative easing.
At the same time, investors who were looking for yield and income rolled their money into some of the Dow’s defensive stocks, though the index also saw a technology turnaround story of massive proportions.
While it was a nice run for a number of Dow component investors, not everyone shared in the party — some struggled in their own ways, though only two stocks finished the quarter in the red.
Without further adieu, here’s a look back at the best and the worst of the Dow from Q1: