Performance of stock markets – 4 September 2015

Most stock markets were down in September. How bad were they?

The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 4 September 2015. The percentage change between two dates are provided in the table.

31 Dec 2014 4 Sep 2015 YTD Change
STI (Singapore) 3,365.15 2,863.81 -14.9%
Taiwan Weighted 9,307.26 8,000.60 -14.0%
Hang Seng (HK) 23,605.04 20,840.61 -11.7%
Dow Jones (USA) 17,823.07 16,102.38 -9.7%
Mumbai BSESN 27,499.42 25,201.90 -8.4%
FTSE100 (UK) 6,566.09 6,042.92 -8.0%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,058.90 1,921.22 -6.7%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,388.60 5,060.80 -6.1%
Shanghai Composite (China) 3,234.68 3,160.17 -2.3%
Kospi (Korea) 1,915.59 1,886.04 -1.5%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 17,450.77 17,792.16 2.0%
Germany DAX 9,805.55 10,038.04 2.4%
CAC 40 (France) 4,272.75 4,523.08 5.9%

Based on the indices I tracked, the worst performing market was Singapore’s Straits Times Index. It was down 14.9%. Taiwan Weighted Index came close second (down 14.0%). Hang Seng Index was 11.7% down. Kospi did relatively well, down only 1.5%. The performances of the others are shown above.

Only Nikkei, Germany DAX and France’s CAC 40 were still in positive territory.

2015 may turn out to be a horrible year for stock indices at the rate they were going.

Copyright © 2015, limkimtong for Living Investment

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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