almost 3 years ago • 1 min
Tuesday marked a year since US stock markets bottomed – and the current bull market’s first birthday – so let’s take a moment to examine which stocks have done the best globally in that time.
The image above shows the biggest winners and losers among the 1,680 companies in the Bloomberg Developed Markets Large & Mid Cap Index over the past 12 months. Congrats to anyone picking up shares in Australian fintech Afterpay, Israeli online marketplace Fiverr, or US furniture retailer Wayfair.
In terms of sectors, let’s look at the 11 major industries that make up the S&P 500 Index of US stocks. All 11 were in the green over the past year, but materials companies – like miner Freeport-McMoRan – did best of all and utilities – like Consolidated Edison – did worst.
Overall, it’s worth noting that the past year has been exceptionally kind to investors in stocks – particularly US stocks, which just completed the best 12-month stretch in nearly a century.
If you’ve only been investing for the past 12 months, be warned: it’s not normally so easy to make this much money.
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