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Market Commentary  27767
March, 2018 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -3.2%        Rank: 22 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9.6%        Rank: 13 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              62.7%       Rank: 10 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   86.8%        Rank: 12 out of 23

Returns for the Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index was
-3.2% in the last month. With that return, the S&P 100 Index was ranked 22nd
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 S&P 100 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Standard & Poor's 100 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 March of 2018, the S&P 100 Index had a rank of 22 with a return of
-3.23%. The top ranked index during March was the Dow Utility Index, with a
return of 3.03%. The worst performing index during that period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index with a return of -4.32%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during March was -1.32%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was -1.01%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the S&P 100 Index had a rank of 13 with a return of
10%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Hang Seng Index, with
a return of 23%. The worst performing index during that period was the FTSE
100 Index with a return of -4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 8%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended March of 2018,  the S&P 100 Index had a rank of 10
with a return of 63%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 129%. The worst performing index during
that period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 60%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 51%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended March of 2018, the S&P 100 Index had a rank of 12
with a return of 87%. The top ranked index during the period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 262%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 6%.
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 81%.

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
























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S&P 100 Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
16.8
-0.6
24.8
12.2
3.1
10.7
24.8
-5.7
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
24.2
2.9
8.3
-0.2
36.7
22.9
27.8
31.3
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
31.3
-13.4
-14.9
-23.9
23.8
4.5
-0.9
15.9
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
3.8
-37.1
19.1
10.1
0.9
13.3
27.4
-1.3
0.3
8.8
The annual gain or loss in the S&P 100 index from 1983 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index - 25 Year Graph
SP 100 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index.  
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10 Year Chart - S&P 100 Stocks Index
28 Year Graph - SP 100 Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: S&P 100 Index
10
'80
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1985
1990