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Market Commentary  19247
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 13.0%        Rank: 1 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27.1%       Rank: 2 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              33.3%       Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   103.3%       Rank: 8 out of 23

Returns for the Hang Seng Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Hang Seng Index was 13.0% in the last month.
With that return, the Hang Seng Index was ranked 1st 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 Hang Seng Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Hang Seng Stock 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 Hang Seng was the top performing 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 Hang Seng had a rank of 2 with a return of 27%.
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 Hang Seng had a rank of 18 with a
return of 33%. 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 Hang Seng had a rank of 8 with a
return of 103%. 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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Hang Seng Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
-27.8
6.7
14.6
31.1
41.4
48.6
15.7
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
4.5
22.1
-18.0
1.6
51.7
-5.4
-21.5
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
-14.4
24.6
16.7
4.5
36.5
34.8
-47.4
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
52.0
5.3
-20.0
22.9
2.9
1.3
The annual gain or loss in the Hang Seng index from 1988 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Hang Seng Stock Index - 29 Year Graph (Hong Kong)
Hang Seng Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Hang Seng Stock Index in logarithmic scale.
Updated Thursday, May 28, 2015. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this
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10 Year Chart - Hang Seng Stock Index
21 Year Graph - Hang Seng Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: Hang Seng Index
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