How were the stock markets in 2017?

2017 was an exceptional year for the stock markets. When compared with 2017, 2016 stock markets were a yawn.

Every single market I tracked went up including the Shanghai Composite Index. The indices were shown in the table below.

Stock Indices 30-Dec-16 29-Dec-17 Change
Hang Seng (HK) 22,000.56 29,919.15 36.0%
Kospi (Korea) 2,026.46 2,647.49 30.6%
Nasdaq (USA) 5,383.12 6,903.39 28.2%
Mumbai BSESN 26,626.46 34,056.83 27.9%
Dow Jones (USA) 19,762.60 24,719.22 25.1%
S&P 500 (USA) 2,238.83 2,673.61 19.4%
Nikkei 225 (Japan) 19,114.37 22,764.94 19.1%
STI (Singapore) 2,880.76 3,402.92 18.1%
Taiwan Weighted 9,253.50 10,642.86 15.0%
Germany DAX 11,481.06 12,917.64 12.5%
CAC 40 (France) 4,862.31 5,312.56 9.3%
Australia All Ordinaries 5,719.10 6,171.00 7.9%
FTSE100 (UK) 7,142.83 7,687.77 7.6%
Shanghai Composite 3,103.64 3,307.17 6.6%

The Straits Times Index (STI) was up 18.1% and it was in the middle in terms of performances compared with the rest.

The Dow Jones Industrial Index continued to power ahead rising 25.1% in 2017 even after climbing 13.4% in 2016.

Nasdaq rose 28.2% riding on the technology boom in 2017. iPhone released iPhone 8 and iPhone X in 2017.

To sum it up, it was an incredible year for the stock markets in 2017.

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