World markets performance in first quarter 2013 (with added bitcoin)

The following chart shows the performance of a selection of world markets for Jan-Mar 2013.

World markets performance in first quarter 2013

The Nikkei was obviously the star (in Yen terms), but the FTSE 250 was also strong in third place.

The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Market Jan-Mar 2013 Chng (%)
Nikkei 225 18.7
Swiss Market Index 14.5
FTSE 250 12.5
Dow Jones Industrial Average 11.3
KOSPI Composite Korea 11.3
S&P 500 10.0
ISE National 100 9.0
FTSE 100 8.7
OMX Stockholm 30 8.7
Nasdaq Comp. 8.2
S&P/ASX 200 6.8
FTSE Eurotop 100 4.6
Platinum (LBM) $ 3.3
CAC 40 2.5
DAX (Xetra) 2.4
AEX Index 1.6
Brent Oil Spot $ -1.3
Hang Seng -1.6
IBEX 35 -3.0
S&P BSE India Sensex Index -3.0
FTSE BRIC 50 -3.3
Gold Spot $ per oz -4.7
Russian Trading System Index -4.7
FTSE MIB -5.7
Silver Spot $ per oz -6.5
FTSE/Xinhua China 25 -6.8
Coffee Composite -7.0
Bovespa Stock Index -7.5

The following chart adds the performance of Bitcoin/USD  over the period (+775%).

World markets and Bitcoin perfoamance - first quarter 2013

 

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Sector performance in first quarter 2013

The following chart shows the performance of the FTSE 350 sectors in the first three months of 2013.
FTSE 350 Sector Performance first quarter 2013

The data is given in the following table.

TIDM Sector Price Chng (%)
Forestry & Paper 33.5
Household Goods 23.9
Aerospace & Defense 22.5
Mobile Telecommunications 20.8
Fixed Line Telecommunications 19.7
Technology Hardware & Equipment 19.4
Beverages 18.4
Financial Services 18.2
Food Producers 17.5
Industrial Engineering 17.3
Support Services 15.8
Automobiles & Parts 15.6
Travel & Leisure 14.4
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 14
Media 13.7
Food & Drug Retailers 12.5
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 12.3
Real Estate Investment & Services 11.9
Software & Computer Services 11.5
Life Insurance 11.3
Construction & Materials 11
Health Care Equipment & Services 9.9
Equity Investment Instruments 9.6
General Industrials 9.6
FTSE 100 8.7
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 8.6
Tobacco 8.5
Personal Goods 8.3
Banks 7.5
Industrial Transportation 7.5
General Retailers 7.3
Chemicals 6.7
Nonlife Insurance 6.3
Electricity 5.7
Oil & Gas Producers 4.3
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 3.1
Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.5
Mining -10.1
Industrial Metals -18.5

 

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