Stock Indices as at 21 April 2016 – Things appearing up

The last time I wrote on this on 13 February 2016, stock markets appeared gloomy. Things brightened up a little now. See table below for the latest numbers as at 21 April 2016.

Stock Indices 31-Dec-15 21-Apr-16 Change
Dow Jones (USA) 17,425.03 17,982.52 3.2%
Kospi (Korea) 1,961.31 2,022.10 3.1%
Taiwan Weighted 8,338.06 8,568.65 2.8%
STI (Singapore) 2,882.73 2,960.78 2.7%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,043.94 2,091.48 2.3%
FTSE100 (UK) 6,242.32 6,381.40 2.2%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,344.60 5,336.40 -0.2%
Mumbai BSESN 26,117.54 25,880.38 -0.9%
CAC 40 (France) 4,637.06 4,582.83 -1.2%
Nasdaq (USA) 5,007.41 4,945.89 -1.2%
Hang Seng (HK) 21,914.40 21,622.25 -1.3%
Germany DAX 10,743.01 10,435.73 -2.9%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 19,033.71 17,363.62 -8.8%
Shanghai Composite (China) 3,546.13 2,952.89 -16.7%

The Straits Times Index (STI) was up 2.7% year-to-date.

The Shanghai Composite was 16.7% down followed by Nikkei 225, down by 8.8%.

The upward momentum is still fragile and things can turned south when bad news hit. Until oil prices stabilises, Fed interest rate holds steady, and China does okay in the economic front, this positive markets may not hold.

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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