Which markets did well in 2016?

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.

Stock Indices 31-Dec-15 30-Dec-16 Change
FTSE100 (UK) 6,242.32 7,142.83 14.4%
Dow Jones (USA) 17,425.03 19,762.60 13.4%
Taiwan Weighted 8,338.06 9,253.50 11.0%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,043.94 2,238.83 9.5%
Nasdaq (USA) 5,007.41 5,383.12 7.5%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,344.60 5,719.10 7.0%
Germany DAX 10,743.01 11,481.06 6.9%
CAC 40 (France) 4,637.06 4,862.31 4.9%
Kospi (Korea) 1,961.31 2,026.46 3.3%
Mumbai BSESN 26,117.54 26,626.46 1.9%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 19,033.71 19,114.37 0.4%
Hang Seng (HK) 21,914.40 22,000.56 0.4%
STI (Singapore) 2,882.73 2,880.76 -0.1%
Shanghai Composite 3,546.13 3,103.64 -12.5%

The STI moved down sharply in February 2016. Subsequently, it was a yoyo until the end.screen-shot-2016-12-31-at-am-09-56-45

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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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