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All Ordinaries falls 3.1% in May

All Ordinaries falls 3.1% in May

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 months4.4%
Over the past 1 year5.3%
Over the past 3 years4.8%
Over the past 5 years38.9%
Over the past 10 years-8.4%
Over the past 15 years72.8%

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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