World’s Best and Worst Performing Stock Market in 2009



We are now approaching to the end of year 2009. How do the stock market around the world performed? And how do our local stock market, Bursa Malaysia performed?

The real winner for year 2009 is Brazil Stock Market. It has taken off off like a rocket. It was the world’s best performing stock market. Brazil Bovespa Stock Index surged 132.2% during the period of 30th December 2008 to 21st December 2009.

Brazil is the fastest growing in Latin America is blessed with abundant of natural resources. The other resouces rich countries such as Indonesia, Peru and Russia are also performing really well. It seem that many resources rich countries are performing really well in 2009.

The tables below show the world’s best & worst performing stock market in 2009 during the period of 30th December 2008 until 21st December 2009.

World’s Best Performing Stock Market

No Country Stock Market Index % Change
1
Brazil
Brazil Bovespa Stock Index
132
2
Russia
Russian RTS Index
125
3
Peru
Peru Lima General Index
116
4
Indonesia
Jakarta Composite Index
114
5
Russia
Micex Index
113
6
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Colombo All Share Index
113
7
Norway
OBX Stock Index
101
8
Ukraine
PFTS Index
94
9
Turkey
ISE National 100 Index
90
10
Chile
Chile Stock Market Select
87

World’s Worst Performing Stock Market

No Country Stock Market Index % Change
1
Ghana
Ghana Stock Exchange All Share Index
-49
2
Nigeria
Nigeria Stock Exchange All Share Index
-38
3
Bahrain
BHSE All Share Index
-20
4
Slovakia
Slovak Share Index
-17
5
Ecuador
Guayaquil Stock Exchange Index
-16
6
Kuwait
Kuwait SE Price Index
-13
7
Jamaica
JSE Market Index
-8.2
8
Jordan
Amman SE General Index
-7.8
9
Kenya
Nairobi AS
-4.4
10
Morocco
MASI Free Float Index
-3

The next table show Asia Pacific best performing stock market within the same period.

Asia Pacific Best Performing Stock Market

No Country Stock Market Index % Change
1
Indonesia
Jakarta Composite Index
114
2
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Colombo All Share Index
113
3
Taiwan
Taiwan TAIEX Index
72
4
China
Shanghai SE Composite Index
70
5
Thailand
Stock Exchange of Thailand Index
66
6
Philippine
Philippe SE Index
64
7
Singapore
Straits Times Index
61
8
South Korea
Kospi Index
56
9
Hong Kong
Hang Seng Index
47
10
New Zealand
NZX 50 Index
44

But where is Bursa Malaysia? It was not in the World’s top 10 best neither Asia pacific top 10 best. Bursa Malaysia only manage to gain mere 42.4% during the same period. It isn’t an excellent figure when compare with other market but it isn’t bad either as it still manage to be in positive territorry.

What do you think about Bursa Malaysia? What do you expect next year?


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  • Lim Ay Seng 17th September, 2010, 11:00 am

    Looking the way Bursa performed in 2010. It is neither good or bad. If Bursa were to be generous in paying out good dividends and slashing the exorbitant trading fees , then I am very sure that , it can perform much better . The problem lies in the heavy fee charged which has eaten into their pockets compared with those days where small amount were paid for the trading of stocks. Those heydays were gone unless and until the Bursa were brave enough to admit their mistakes done and to rectify it the sooner the better.

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