We are near the end of December 2015. How were the stock indices of major markets?
The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 9 December 2015. The percentage change between two dates are provided in the table.
|Hang Seng (HK)||23,605.04||21,803.76||-7.6%|
|Australia All Ordinaries||5,388.60||5,129.90||-4.8%|
|Dow Jones (USA)||17,823.07||17,492.30||-1.9%|
|S&P 500 (USA)||2,058.90||2,047.62||-0.5%|
|Shanghai Composite (China)||3,234.68||3,472.44||7.4%|
|CAC 40 (France)||4,272.75||4,637.45||8.5%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||17,450.77||19,301.07||10.6%|
The worst performing stock index in the table was the Straits Times Index (STI). The best performing stock index was Nikkei 225. The European indices such as Germany DAX and France CAC 40 did well this year.
For purpose of comparison, the table below shows the performance of some indices between 2013 and 2014. Some stock indices like Shanghai Composite and Mumbai Sensex shot up a lot last year.
|Stock Indices||31.12.2013||31.12.2014||Change (%)|
|Shanghai Composite (China)||2,115.98||3,234.68||52.9%|
|Mumbai Sensex (India)||21,170.68||27,499.42||29.9%|
|S&P 500 (USA)||1,848.36||2,058.90||11.4%|
|Dow Jones (USA)||16,576.66||17,823.07||7.5%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||16,291.31||17,450.77||7.1%|
|Hang Seng (HK)||23,306.39||23,605.04||1.3%|
|Australia All Ordinaries||5,353.10||5,388.60||0.7%|
|CAC 40 (France)||4,295.95||4,272.75||-0.5%|
If one held on to Singapore stock index, it was a terrible year to invest. It was so unloved.
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