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Market Commentary  27612
January, 2018 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 3.8%         Rank: 12 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23.7%       Rank: 7 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              82.1%       Rank: 11 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   101.0%       Rank: 11 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Composite Average is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the DJCA was 3.8% in the last month. With
that return, the Dow Composite Index was ranked 12th 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 Dow Composite Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Dow Jones Composite Average 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 January of 2018, the Dow Composite Index had a rank of 12 with a
return of 3.78%. The top ranked index during January was the Hang Seng
Index, with a return of 9.92%. The worst performing index during that period was
the Dow Utility Index with a return of -3.33%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during January was 3.78%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 3.59%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Dow Composite Index had a rank of 7 with a
return of 24%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Hang Seng
Index, with a return of 39%. The worst performing index during that period was
the TSX Composite Index with a return of 4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 19%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 19%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended January of 2018,  the Dow Composite Index had a rank
of 11 with a return of 82%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was
the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 154%. The worst performing index
during that period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 8%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 79%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 68%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended January of 2018, the Dow Composite Index had a
rank of 11 with a return of 101%. The top ranked index during the period was
the NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 277%. The worst performing index
during the 10 year time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 13%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 95%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 89%.

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
























Updated Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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Dow Jones Composite Average: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
-6.9
17.6
22.9
-2.6
25.9
19.5
-3.1
15.6
25.3
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
-11.1
25.7
4.1
14.7
-7.7
32.9
19.6
28.7
10.1
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
12.0
3.2
-12.8
-17.9
26.3
13.2
7.1
13.3
6.6
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
-29.8
15.6
13.1
4.9
5.0
27.0
14.7
-7.7
15.4
The annual gain or loss in the Dow Jones Composite Average from 1981 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Dow Jones Composite Average (DJCA) - 26 Year Graph
Dow Composite Stock Market Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Dow Jones Composite Average (DJCA).  
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10 Year Chart - Dow Jones Composite (DJCA)
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Stock Market Index Performance Ranking: Dow Composite Average
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1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1985
1990