Performance of stock markets for 2015

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
STI (Singapore) 3,365.15 2,882.73 -14.3%
Taiwan Weighted 9,307.26 8,338.06 -10.4%
Hang Seng (HK) 23,605.04 21,914.40 -7.2%
Mumbai BSESN 27,499.42 26,117.54 -5.0%
FTSE100 (UK) 6,566.09 6,242.32 -4.9%
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%
Kospi (Korea) 1,915.59 1,961.31 2.4%
Nasdaq (USA) 4,736.05 5,007.41 5.7%
CAC 40 (France) 4,272.75 4,637.06 8.5%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 17,450.77 19,033.71 9.1%
Germany DAX 9,805.55 10,743.01 9.6%
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.

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%
Nasdaq 4,176.59 4,736.05 13.4%
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%

If one held on to Singapore stocks, it was a terrible year to invest in 2015. It was so unloved.

Copyright © 2016, 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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