All Ordinaries falls 3.1% in May

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Australia’s stock market has lost ground over the past month, although it has still posted reasonable returns over the past year.

The All Ordinaries ended May at 5,761.30 – down 3.1 per cent from April, when it finished the month at 5,944.40.

However, the market made a gain of 5.3 per cent over the year to May. That compares to the current inflation rate of 2.1 per cent.

Date Change
Over the past 1 month -3.1%
Over the past 3 months -0.2%
Over the past 6 months 4.4%
Over the past 1 year 5.3%
Over the past 3 years 4.8%
Over the past 5 years 38.9%
Over the past 10 years -8.4%
Over the past 15 years 72.8%

The All Ordinaries is an index made up of the share prices for 500 of the largest companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

It peaked at 6873.20 on 1 November 2007.

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A property and personal finance writer, Nick Bendel covers property, loans, credit cards, superannuation, and other bank products. Nick has previously written for The Adviser, Mortgage Business, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, and InvestorDaily, and loves getting elbow-deep in the latest ABS, APRA and RBA data.


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