Stock markets did well in 2017 so far

About a year ago, the global stock markets went through some kind off seizure. The indices were tumbling horribly.

Since the start of 2017, the stock indices jumped double digits from the lows of 2016. See table for comparison from 12 February 2016 against 9 March 2017.

Stock Indices 12-Feb-16 9-Mar-17 Change
Nasdaq (USA) 4,337.51 5,838.81 34.6%
Germany DAX 8,967.51 11,967.31 33.5%
Dow Jones (USA) 15,973.84 20,858.19 30.6%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 14,952.61 19,318.58 29.2%
FTSE100 (UK) 5,707.60 7,334.61 28.5%
Hang Seng (HK) 18,319.58 23,501.56 28.3%
S&P 500 (USA) 1,864.78 2,364.87 26.8%
Mumbai BSESN 22,986.12 28,929.13 25.9%
CAC 40 (France) 3,995.06 4,960.48 24.2%
STI (Singapore) 2,539.95 3,118.84 22.8%
Australia All Ordinaries 4,816.60 5,780.50 20.0%
Taiwan Weighted 8,063.00 9,658.61 19.8%
Shanghai Composite 2,763.49 3,216.75 16.4%
Kospi (Korea) 1,835.28 2,091.06 13.9%

The Straits Times Index (STI) jumped 22.8%.

The table below shows the year-to-date change from end of 2016 to now.

Stock Indices 30-Dec-16 9-Mar-17 Change
Mumbai BSESN 26,626.46 28,929.13 8.6%
Nasdaq (USA) 5,383.12 5,838.81 8.5%
STI (Singapore) 2,880.76 3,118.84 8.3%
Hang Seng (HK) 22,000.56 23,501.56 6.8%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,238.83 2,364.87 5.6%
Dow Jones (USA) 19,762.60 20,858.19 5.5%
Taiwan Weighted 9,253.50 9,658.61 4.4%
Germany DAX 11,481.06 11,967.31 4.2%
Shanghai Composite 3,103.64 3,216.75 3.6%
Kospi (Korea) 2,026.46 2,091.06 3.2%
FTSE100 (UK) 7,142.83 7,334.61 2.7%
CAC 40 (France) 4,862.31 4,960.48 2.0%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,719.10 5,780.50 1.1%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 19,114.37 19,318.58 1.1%

STI was up 8.3%.

The global stock indices were all positive from the start of this year. The global investors are now positive with the global economies driven mainly by the US economy. China economy and its stock market have stabilised. Oil prices had improved since the later part of last year. This was not the case at the start of last year.

Copyright © 2017, 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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