Equity round-up: Focus on indices
5 The number of years it has taken the S&P 500 and the FTSE100 share indices to reach levels last seen in 2001. On March 15, the S&P 500 crossed the 1300 mark for the first time since May 2001. This is still about 15% below the index’s March 2000 all-time high. The FTSE 100 crossed the 6000 mark for the first time since March 2001 but is still almost 1,000 points shy of its December 1999 all-time high.
2.83 The year-to-date percentage return of the S&P Hedge Fund Index.
6.14 The year-to-date percentage return of the S&P Europe 350 Index.
9.86 The percentage return on The Dow Jones Stoxx Football Index since the last World Cup finals held in June 2002. The Dow Jones Stoxx 50 index is up 13.35% over the same period.