Comparing the Stock Market Weightings of Australia and USA

The US and Australian economies are vastly different. The Australian economy is resource-based and more like the economy of Canada. Accordingly the Australian equity market is also highly concentrated in the mining of minerals and the financial sectors. The US equity market on the other hand has a low weightage of the minerals sector and …

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The 2021 Andex Chart for Australian Investors: Chart

The Andex Chart shows the performance of various asset classes for the Australian market over the long term. This powerful chart contains other fascinating details like annual returns, political leadership, etc. A $100 (Australian $)  investment in 1950 would have grown to $260,786 by 2021 or at about 11.7% per year. Some of the major …

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Australian Stock Market – Up and Down Months Since 1875: Chart

The Australian stock market has had many up and down months since 1875. However over the long term since that year the market has gone higher. The number of up months has been more than the number of down months. The following chart shows the performance of the Australian stock market since 1875: Click to …

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The 2021 Vanguard Index Chart: Australian Edition

Vanguard Australia has published the 2021 Vanguard Index Chart. This powerful chart shows the importance of long-term investing and the benefits of diversification over various asset classes. In the long run, US stocks beat Australian stocks and other investment types. An A$10K investment on July 1, 1991 would have grown to over A$217K if invested …

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