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|
|Hang Seng (HK)||23,605.04||20,840.61||-11.7%|
|Dow Jones (USA)||17,823.07||16,102.38||-9.7%|
|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%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||17,450.77||17,792.16||2.0%|
|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.
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