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World Stocks Up Amid Rally, World Index Creeps Up
Published Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
As of last week, ending April 9, 2009, global stocks rallied as US banks led the way with a record gain. Wells Fargo & Co. climbed 35%; JPMorgan Chase and Co. rose 19%; and Barclays Plc gained 12%. On the whole, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Banks Index surged 25%, the greatest advance since its 1989 creation. Plus, speculation that American lenders will pass government stress tests led to a boost in confidence in the financial system. The S&P 500 gained 3.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.1% as 11 stocks gained out of every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Also, in European markets, the FTSE Eurofirst 300 index of Pan European blue chips, rose 2.07% on April 9thon the banking news. Asia-Pacific equities markets were higher as well, with several indexes making significant gains.
Since 2000 the Dow Jones World Stock Index has gone through a roller coaster ride as the index reflected the diminished industrial capacity of regions and nations alike. The total world stock dipped from 2000-2002 and has since seen a gradual creep back to its previous position of 277.5 in 2006—up 43.4 points higher than 2005. Many of the areas surveyed match the fall and rise of the overall stock, yet outliers such as Japan and Thailand have actually stalled or weakened during this current upswing.
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