Stock markets after first quarter 2017

First quarter of 2017 went past. How did major stock markets perform in the quarter?

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

Stock Indices 30-Dec-16 31-Mar-17 Change
Mumbai BSESN 26,626.46 29,620.50 11.2%
STI (Singapore) 2,880.76 3,175.11 10.2%
Nasdaq (USA) 5,383.12 5,911.74 9.8%
Hang Seng (HK) 22,000.56 24,111.59 9.6%
Germany DAX 11,481.06 12,312.87 7.2%
Kospi (Korea) 2,026.46 2,160.23 6.6%
Taiwan Weighted 9,253.50 9,811.52 6.0%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,238.83 2,368.06 5.8%
CAC 40 (France) 4,862.31 5,122.51 5.4%
Dow Jones (USA) 19,762.60 20,728.49 4.9%
Shanghai Composite 3,103.64 3,222.51 3.8%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,719.10 5,903.80 3.2%
FTSE100 (UK) 7,142.83 7,330.97 2.6%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 19,114.37 18,909.26 -1.1%

Except for Nikkei 225 index, all the markets were positive. The Straits Times Index (STI) did very well, up 10.2%.

The global investors were positive with the global economies driven mainly by the US economy. China economy and its stock market have stabilised. Oil prices had also stabilised. Brexit would be clearer some 2 years later since UK had formally triggered Article 50 for the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017.

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