Stock market indices since 2009

When the global financial crisis hit in 2008/2009, global stock markets took a beating and were at their lows. I have data of some stock indices as at 2 March 2009. Five years later, the stock indices are compared to 2009. The percentage change between two dates are provided in the table below.

02.03.2009

17.03.2014

Change

Shanghai Composite (China)

2093

2023

-3.3%

Hang Seng (HK)

12317

21473

74.3%

FTSE100 (UK)

3625

6551

80.7%

Nikkei 225 (Japan)

7280

14277

96.1%

STI (Singapore)

1533

3092

101.7%

Dow Jones (USA)

6762

16065

137.6%

S&P 500 (USA)

700

1841

163.0%

What is so glaring is Shanghai Composite Index when compared with the other stock indices. The China market was in negative territory. The index is still below 2009 level. The best performer is US market. Dow Jones is up 137.6% and S&P 500 is up 163.0%.

Singapore is higher by 101.7% or doubled since 2009. It is better than Hang Seng Index (+74.3%), FTSE 100 (UK) Index (+80.7%) and Nikkei 225 Index (+96.1%).

Copyright © 2014, limkimtong for Living Investment

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