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Market Commentary  19241
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -4.3%        Rank: 23 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19.3%       Rank: 4 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              86.7%       Rank: 2 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   167.9%       Rank: 3 out of 23

Returns for the DAX Index is shown above for four time periods. For example:
the change in the DAX Stock Index was -4.3% in the last month. With that
return, the DAX Stock Index was ranked 23rd out of the 23 indexes reviewed in
this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the DAX Stock Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The DAX Index is compared to foreign and domestic, large cap and
small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom performers as
well as the average and median market performance for the indexes during in
each time period.

Last Month:
During April of 2015, the DAX was the worst performing index with a return of
-4.28%. The top ranked index during April was the Hang Seng Index, with a
return of 12.98%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 0.61%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 0.88%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the DAX had a rank of 4 with a return of 19%. The
top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a return of
36%. The worst performing index during that period was the S&P Global Index
with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 11%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2015,  the DAX had a rank of 2 with a return of
87%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 121%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 17%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 70%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 61%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2015, the DAX had a rank of 3 with a return
of 168%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC Index, with
a return of 261%. The worst performing index during the 10 year time period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 24%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 98%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























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DAX Stock Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
21.2
-5.6
31.9
-1.0
16.0
25.8
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
50.4
12.7
44.7
-7.6
-24.1
-47.3
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
52.8
2.3
30.4
20.8
18.8
-39.5
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
23.8
16.1
-14.7
29.1
25.5
2.7
The annual gain or loss in the DAX index from 1991 to present.
Dividends are not included.
DAX Stock Index - 16 Year Graph (Germany)
DAX Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the DAX Stock Index. Updated Thursday, May 28, 2015.
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