World Markets Weekend Review: The Asia-Pacific Surge

From - Advisor Perspectives
January 19, 2013 - 11:58am

Jan 19, 2013 Doug Short  We saw another strong performance from my focus group of eight world indexes. All finished with gains except for Germany's DAXK, which posted a fractional decline of 0.17%. But the Asia-Pacific four-pack took the top spots, with the China's Shanghai Composite as the standout with a 3.30% gain. India's SENSEX was a distant second with a 1.91% advance. Hong Kong's Hang Seng and Japan's Nikkei both posted 1.45% and 1.03% gains, respectively. France's CAC 40 and the US S&P 500 were in a virtual dead heat for fifth place at 0.96% and 0.95%, respectively.More...

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