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Market Commentary  19245
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -1.6%        Rank: 19 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10.6%       Rank: 9 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              82.3%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   137.1%       Rank: 5 out of 23

Returns for the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 is shown above for four time
periods. For example: the change in the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Stock
Index was -1.6% in the last month. With that return, the S&P 400 Index was
ranked 19th 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 400 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 MidCap 400 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 S&P MidCap 400 had a rank of 19 with a return of
-1.56%. 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 S&P MidCap 400 had a rank of 9 with a return of
11%. 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 S&P MidCap 400 had a rank of 5
with a return of 82%. 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 S&P MidCap 400 had a rank of 5
with a return of 137%. 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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S&P 400 Index: Annual Return
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
13.4
12.1
-4.5
27.7
17.4
26.5
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
14.9
18.3
21.3
-2.3
-16.5
34.0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
15.2
11.3
9.0
6.7
-37.3
35.0
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
24.9
-3.1
16.1
31.6
8.2
The annual gain or loss in the S&P 400 index from 1992 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Stock Index - 15 Year Graph
Standard & Poor's 400 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Stock Index. 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 - S&P MidCap 400
19 Year Graph - Standard & Poor's 400
Stock Market Performance Ranking: S&P 400 Index
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