International Stock Indexes – Up in 2009

Since January 2009 – Obama was sworn in on the 20th – the international stock indexes are on an up.

It will be interesting to see where the markets are over the next 4 months – 12 months into Obama’s presidency – won’t it? I’m just glad there seems to be somewhat of a global recovery before a World War was invoked.

Check out these numbers…

World: The Global Dow – YTD % change +14.5

DJ World Index – YTD % change +14.8

DJ World ex U.S. – YTD % change +18.7

MSCI EAFE – YTD % change +12.1

Americas: DJ Americas – YTD % change +13.8

Sao Paulo Bovespa (Brazil) – YTD % change +13.8

S&P/TSX Comp (Canada) – YTD % change +18.9

IPC All-Share (Mexico) – YTD % change +19.1

Caracas General (Venezula) – YTD % change +30.7

Europe: DJ Stoxx 600 – YTD % change +11.6

DJ Euro Stoxx (Euro zone) – YTD % change +7.0

Bel-20 (Belgium) – YTD % change +11.9

CAC 40 (France) – YTD % change +4.5

Tel Aviv (Israel) – YTD % change +39.8

FTSE MIB (Italy) – YTD % change +3.6

AED (Netherlands) – YTD % change +12.3

IBEX (Spain) – YTD % change +13.5

SX All Share (Sweden) – YTD % change +30.4

Swiss Market (Switzerland) – YTD % change +4.1

FTSE 100 (U.K.) – YTD % change +3.2

Asia Pacific: DJ Asia-Pacific – YTD % change +17.9

S&P/ASX 200 (Australia) – YTD % change +9.9

Shanghai Composite (China) – YTD % change +85.2

Hang Seng (Hong Kong) – YTD % change +38.9

Bombay Sensex (India) – YTD % change +59.4

Nikkei Stock Average (Japan) – YTD % change +12.2

Straights Times (Singapore) – YTD % change +43.8

Kospi (South Korea) – YTD % change +33.6

Weighted (Taiwan) – YTD % change +51.9

One thought on “International Stock Indexes – Up in 2009

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