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Market Commentary  19234
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 1.4%         Rank: 9 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4.0%        Rank: 20 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              47.8%       Rank: 16 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   57.7%        Rank: 19 out of 23

Returns for the NYSE Composite Stock Index is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the NYSE Composite Index was 1.4% in the
last month. With that return, the NYSE Composite Index was ranked 9th 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 NYSE Composite Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The NYSE Composite 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 NYSE Composite had a rank of 9 with a return of
1.38%. 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 NYSE Composite had a rank of 20 with a return
of 4%. 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 NYSE Composite had a rank of 16
with a return of 48%. 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 NYSE Composite had a rank of 19
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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NYSE Composite Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
-12.4
22.1
10.4
-11.2
-4.3
12.6
15.7
-18.5
-29.8
31.0
16.6
-9.5
5.7
10.6
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
31.1
-10.1
13.9
17.5
1.3
26.2
14.0
-0.3
13.0
24.8
-7.5
27.1
4.7
7.9
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
-3.1
31.3
19.1
30.3
16.6
9.1
1.0
-10.2
-19.8
29.3
12.2
7.0
17.9
6.6
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
-40.9
24.8
10.8
-6.1
12.9
23.2
4.2
The annual gain or loss in the NYSE Composite index from 1966 to present.
Dividends are not included.
NYSE Composite Stock Index - 41 Year Graph
NYSE Composite Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the NYSE Composite Stock Index in logarithmic scale.
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10 Year Chart - NYSE Composite Stock Index
45 Year Graph - NYSE Composite Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: NYSE Composite Index
'60
1970
1980
2000
2010
'20
1990