Consultants

1,000-Word Charts: Stock Markets

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires a detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations.

Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, almost always, is to reach a bottom line or two.

To provide additional value, ConstructConnect is now pleased to offer an ongoing series of 1,000-word charts.

These will help readers sort out the ‘big picture’ more clearly.

These 1,000-word charts look at the performances of the key stock market indices as of April 30, 2021.

Table 1: Stock exchanges – performances of key indices – April 30, 2021

 

Sources: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Standard and Poor’s (S & P), National Association of
Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE), and Reuters.
Table: ConstructConnect.

Graph 1: Performances of key stock market indices during latest year

NASDAQ flattened for a few months over the Winter, but has picked up steam again.

Data sources: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Standard and Poor’s (S & P), National Association of
Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE), and Reuters.
Chart: ConstructConnect.

Graph 2: Performances of key stock market indices since 2008-09 downturn

As of Apr. 30, 2021 closing values, % increases of key stock market indices since their Feb. 2009 major troughs have been:  NASDAQ +913%; S&P 500 +469%; DJI +380%; & TSX +135%. NASDAQ's 12-year climb has been spectacular! Without question, the U.S. economy gains a tremendous advantage from the strength of its high-tech sector.

Data sources: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Standard and Poor’s (S & P), National Association of
Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE), and Reuters.
Chart: ConstructConnect.


Please click on the following link to view the latest stock market charts and tables for the U.S. and Canada: CanaData Forecaster Charts & Tables – Stock Markets.


New call-to-action

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

More in:Consultants

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *