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Asian Stock Indexes in year 2011.

Stock Index 30th Dec, 2011 12/31/2010-12/30/2011 (%) 12/31/2009-12/31/2010 (%)



AUSTRALIA 4071.1 -14.2 -2.45 CHINA - Shanghai Com. 2199.42 -21.67 -13.98 HONG KONG - Hang Sg. 18434.39 -19.97 5.38 INDIA - Sensex 15454.92 -24.64 17.44 INDONESIA - Jsx 3808.77 2.86 46.13 JAPAN - Nikkei

Stock market review for year 2011 and stock market forecast for 2012.

World economies were constantly trying to rebuild itself from the financial crisis this year but bad news like – Euro-zone debt crisis, fundamental fiscal problems from US, Middle East political tensions and disasters from Japan e.t.c have hampered much of its progress that it was trying to recover. Though things have not reflected in every stock index equally.
Stock Index 30th Dec, 2011 12/31/2010-12/30/2011 (%) 12/31/2009-12/31/2010 (%)



DOW 12217.56 5.53 10.34% FTSE 5572.28 -5.54 8.99% CAC 3159.81 -16.93 -3.35% DAX 5848.78 -15.41 15.71% NIKKEI 8455.35 -17.33 -3.59% HANG SENG 18434.39 -19.97

Gold market review for year 2011 and Gold forecast for year 2012.

Since 2010, I was listening too many comments, some said Gold is in bubble and some said that it is going to touch $2000. What I think that Gold is always a place of safe haven. I don’t know whether many will be agree with me, but I think that Gold became more prominent in later half of 2011 when different central banks (like SNB) took steps to control their currencies. Obviously during whole year 2011, there was a trend toward shifting in safe havens from riskier assets. But this trend is somehow disturbed by USD, which has weakened gold price to some extent.
So, let see who is the winner in year 2011 –
ASSETs 30th Dec, 2011 12/31/2010-12/30/2011 (%) 12/31/2009-12/31/2010 (%)



GOLD (com) 1569.2 9.38 30.78 Dow 12217.56 5.53 10.34% Dax 5848.78 -15.41 15.71% Shanghai Com. 2199.42 -21.67 -13.98% Sensex 15454.92 -24.64 17.44% Russian Titan. 5733.6

Currency market review for year 2011 & Currency market forecast for 2012.

There are not many changes in currency market in year 2011, as such currencies like Swiss FRANC and YEN and YUAN got their places in top headlines beside major currencies. Earlier it was US Dollar and later EURO, created some kind of panic in currency market. Sudden movement in USD created a big sell-off in commodity market. Investors were shifting towards safe haven currencies due to Euro zone problem. But that was disturbed when Swiss National Bank (SNB) prevented FRANC from rising above 1.20 and G-7 countries took joint action for Japanese YEN.

Currencies 30th Dec, 2011 12/31/2010-12/30/2011 (%) 12/31/2009-12/31/2010 (%)



USD 80.178 1.54 1.22 EURO/USD 1.294 -3.24 -6.63% AUD/USD 1.02 -0.37 13.91% USD/JPY 76.94 -5.13 -12.53% USD/RUPEE 53.26 18.88 -3.94% SWISS FRANC 0.935 0.13 -9.69% S.African RAND