Stock market indices 31 December 2014

We came to the end of 2014. How did the equity markets perform?

The following table shows the stock indices of 2013 and 2014. The percentage change between two dates are provided in the table.

Stock Indices 31.12.2013 31.12.2014 Change (%)
Shanghai Composite (China) 2,115.98 3,234.68 52.9%
Sensex (India) 21,170.68 27,499.42 29.9%
S&P 500 (USA) 1,848.36 2,058.90 11.4%
Taiwan Weighted 8,611.51 9,307.26 8.1%
Dow Jones (USA) 16,576.66 17,823.07 7.5%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 16,291.31 17,450.77 7.1%
STI (Singapore) 3,167.43 3,365.15 6.2%
Hang Seng (HK) 23,306.39 23,605.04 1.3%
Australia All Ord 5,353.10 5,388.60 0.7%
FTSE100 (UK) 6,749.10 6,566.09 -2.7%
Kospi (Korea) 2,011.34 1,915.59 -4.8%

Shanghai Composite Index did swellingly well this year with the index jumping 53%. We must not forget that Shanghai Composite Index was low in the past three years before 2014. The index reached a high of 5.954 points in October 2007, before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).

2011 2012 2013 2014
Shanghai Composite (China) 2,199.42 2,269.13 2,115.98 3,234.68

The next best performer was Indian stock market. Sensex Index rose 30% for 2014. Sensex rose continously every year since 2011.

2011 2012 2013 2014
Sensex (India) 15,454.92 19,426.71 21,170.68 27,499.42

As for the US stock market measured by S&P 500, the index was up 11.4%. Like India, the US market rose every year from 2011.

2011 2012 2013 2014
S&P 500 (USA) 1,257.60 1,426.19 1,848.36 2,058.90

Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) managed to rise 6.2% for 2014 after staying virtually unchanged in 2013.

2011 2012 2013 2014
STI (Singapore) 2,646.35 3,167.08 3,167.43 3,365.15

For the other indices, please refer to the first table.

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The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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