Surprise, surprise. UK’s FTSE 100 outperformed the rest in the stock indices I tracked below. Despite the Brexit hanging over UK, UK stock market did very well with a jump of 14.4% from a year ago. Dow Jones Industrial Average came in second at a rise of 13.4%. This is more in line with strong economic growth in US.
The worst performing index was the Shanghai Composite at a sharp drop of 12.5%. China was in the doldrums since the beginning.
At home, the Straits Times Index (STI) hardly moved. One can go to sleep for a whole year and wake up without any lost in time! STI was trying desperately to keep its head above water. It was down by 0.07% at the end.
|Dow Jones (USA)||17,425.03||19,762.60||13.4%|
|S&P 500 (USA)||2,043.94||2,238.83||9.5%|
|Australia All Ordinaries||5,344.60||5,719.10||7.0%|
|CAC 40 (France)||4,637.06||4,862.31||4.9%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||19,033.71||19,114.37||0.4%|
|Hang Seng (HK)||21,914.40||22,000.56||0.4%|
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