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How Markets Performed in 2019 – Nasdaq +34.82% Bitcoin +96.97%

Dow Jones
Dow Jones

Dow Jones futures point to a weak start in what might be another day of correction from the all-time highs. Dow Jones futures trading 0.09% lower at 28,415. The S&P 500 futures giving up 0.09% at 3,220 while the Nasdaq futures trading 0.28% lower at 7,710.

2019 was an excellent year for stocks in the U.S. with a few hours left for trading here is the performance of the major U.S. indices:

Dow Jones Industrial Average +22.01%

S&P 500 Index +28.50%

Nasdaq Composite Index +34.82%

European Indices Ended 2019 with Hefty Gains

Most of the European indices are closed today. The FTSE 100 is trading 0.59% lower at 7,542. Let’s see how the major indices performed in 2019:

FTSE 100 +12.10%

DAX +25.48%

CAC4 40 +26.37

FTSE MIB Index +28.28%

IBEX 35 +11.82%

Asian Stocks Also Finished 2019 with Gains

Nikkei was the strongest among its Asian peers while the Singapore stocks underperformed.

NIKKEI 225 +18.20%

Hang Seng Index +9.07%

Shanghai Composite Index +22.30%

Singapore FTSE Straits Times Index +5.02%

Sensex Index +14.38%

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Cryptocurrencies Finished Mostly Higher in 2019 – Bitcoin is the Winner

Bitcoin is the winner in 2019 outperforming the other major cryptocurrencies. Here is the crypto scorecard for 2019:

BTCUSD +96.97%

ETHUSD +1.06%

LTCUSD +42.47

XRPUSD -44.59

In forex markets the USD weakness continues across the board.  EURUSD adds 0.35% at 1.1238. The GBPUSD is trading 0.77% higher at 1.3212.

Forex Scorecard 2019

EURUSD -2.02%

USDJPY -0.98%

GBPUSD +3.54

AUDUSD -0.45%

USDCAD -4.67%

NZDUSD +0.39%

DXY +0.22%

EURGBP -5.39%

USDCHF -1.69%

In commodities, gold ended 18.68% higher in 2019 while Silver was 16.40% higher.

The crude oil prices are 32.66% higher in 2019.