World Stock Market Performance in the Last Six Months

By Sep 12, 2009, 11:34 PM Author's Blog  

The U.S. stock market had its best six months since 1933 with the S&P’s 500-stock index gaining more than 50% from March 9 to Sept. 9.

As this NYT graph shows, when compared to other major stock indexes, the U.S. market was one of the least volatile markets in the world. We did better than most on the way down, but worse than most on the way back up. Looking at the graph however, this cycle has done little to reinforce the international diversification approach to investing as a safe notion and strategy. As you can see from the numbers, balancing the risks of investing in any one market would have been quite ineffective.

World Stock Market Performance in the Last Six Months

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SPY211.6499  chart+0.4899  chart +0.23%
GOOG565.06  chart+18.06  chart +3.30%
AAPL130.28  chart+0.61  chart +0.47%
TSLA218.425  chart-0.175  chart -0.08%
TWTR50.82  chart-0.59  chart -1.15%
BBRY10.38  chart+0.11  chart +1.07%
NFLX558.395  chart-0.665  chart -0.12%
FB81.53  chart-0.88  chart -1.07%

Nikkei20020.04  chart-167.61  chart -0.83%
UK7070.70  chart+17.03  chart +0.24%
France5201.45  chart+22.54  chart +0.44%
Germany11810.85  chart+87.27  chart +0.74%

EUR / USD1.0875  chart+0.0002  chart +0.02%
GBP / USD1.5187  chart-0.0000  chart +0.00%
CAD / USD0.8210  chart+0.0002  chart +0.02%
AUD / USD0.7824  chart+0.0002  chart +0.03%