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Market Commentary  19230
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -0.3%        Rank: 18 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8.6%        Rank: 14 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              66.2%       Rank: 13 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   92.9%        Rank: 10 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 -0.3% in the last month.
With that return, the Dow Composite Index was ranked 18th 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 April of 2015, the Dow Composite Index had a rank of 18 with a return of
-0.32%. The top ranked index during April was the Hang Seng Index, with a
return of 12.98%. The worst performing index during that period was the DAX
Stock Index with a return of -4.28%.
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 Dow Composite Index had a rank of 14 with a
return of 9%. 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 Dow Composite Index had a rank of
13 with a return of 66%. 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 Dow Composite Index had a rank
of 10 with a return of 93%. 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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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
-29.8
15.6
13.1
4.9
5.0
27.0
14.7
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). Updated
Thursday, May 28, 2015. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this stock
index.
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10 Year Chart - Dow Jones Composite (DJCA)
30 Year Graph - Dow Composite Index (DJCA)
Stock Market Index Performance Ranking: Dow Composite Average
'80
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1985
1990