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Market Commentary  19229
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -0.1%        Rank: 17 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6.0%        Rank: 19 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              51.2%       Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   57.9%        Rank: 18 out of 23

Returns for the Dow Jones Utility Average is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the DJUA was -0.1% in the last month. With that
return, the Dow Utility Index was ranked 17th 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 Utility Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Dow Jones Utility 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 Utility Average had a rank of 17 with a return of
-0.08%. 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 Utility Average had a rank of 19 with a
return of 6%. 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 Utility Average had a rank of 15
with a return of 51%. 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 Utility Average had a rank of
18 with a return of 58%. 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 Utility Average: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
-31.1
-48.3
-11.8
-16.7
-22.9
66.0
17.9
-41.6
11.7
11.4
-21.6
-29.4
3.7
50.4
20.1
45.2
-2.3
-10.4
0.4
23.1
-0.7
15.1
11.4
-1.1
20.0
2.7
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
6.8
0.1
32.7
-3.5
13.9
29.1
0.1
7.6
11.6
-1.6
-10.8
-6.1
7.2
-19.7
10.7
-3.4
1.5
-25.2
-23.1
21.7
29.6
2.7
-11.7
8.5
7.3
-4.7
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
9.6
10.4
13.4
16.9
17.8
-15.0
6.4
26.2
-10.8
7.8
-2.3
3.7
-20.8
24.2
3.2
17.4
14.4
-9.3
45.5
-28.7
-26.8
24.0
25.5
20.9
12.8
16.6
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
-30.4
7.3
1.8
14.7
-2.5
8.3
26.0
The annual gain or loss in the Dow Jones Utility Average from 1930 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) - 78 Year Graph
Dow Jones Utilities Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) in logarithmic
scale. 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 Utility (DJUA)
80 Year Graph - Dow Jones Utilities (DJUA)
Stock Market Index Performance Ranking: Dow Utilities Average
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