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.
|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.