This is an update to an earlier post.
The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 31 December 2015. The percentage change between two dates are provided in the table.
|Stock Indices||31 Dec 2014||31 Dec 2015||Change|
|Hang Seng (HK)||23,605.04||21,914.40||-7.2%|
|Dow Jones (USA)||17,823.07||17,425.03||-2.2%|
|Australia All Ordinaries||5,388.60||5,344.60||-0.8%|
|S&P 500 (USA)||2,058.90||2,043.94||-0.7%|
|CAC 40 (France)||4,272.75||4,637.06||8.5%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||17,450.77||19,033.71||9.1%|
|Shanghai Composite (China)||3,234.68||3,546.13||9.6%|
The worst performing stock index in the table was the Straits Times Index (STI). Taiwan Weighted and Hang Seng Index folllowed closely behind. Korea’s KOSPI surprised with positive performance of plus 2.4%.
The best performing stock indices were Germany DAX and Shanghai Composite. The European indices such as Germany DAX and France CAC 40 did well this year. FTSE100 (UK) was down 4.9%.
In the case for the US, Dow Jones and S&P 500 were down by 2.2% and 0.7% respectively. However, Nasdaq was up 5.7%.
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.
|Shanghai Composite (China)||2,115.98||3,234.68||52.9%|
|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 Ord||5,353.10||5,388.60||0.7%|
If one held on to Singapore stocks, it was a terrible year to invest in 2015. It was so unloved.
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