Πάντα Ρει – Panta Rhei

One of the most basic concepts in the thinking of Heraclitus of Ephesus was that a continuous change of everything is a fundamental element of the universe. It is the same with global markets performance. At present, we are in the all-important Q4, the quarter that will not only define the yearly performance but will also set the pace for next year. But how did we get here?

Let’s have a look firstly on Equities first:

  
Dublin ISEQ

The best improvement, maintaining at the same time a good performance (Q1: 7th, Q2: 3rd, Q3: 1st, October 16: 1st)

Milan MIB

The most stable performer with a small improvement (Q1: 3rd, Q2: 2nd, Q3: 2nd, October 16: 2nd)

Athens GD

The most stable index but clearly also the worst performer (Q1: 16th, Q2: 16th, Q3: 16th, October 16: 16th)

Shanghai SHCOMP

The most erratic behaviour (Q1: 5th, Q2: 1st, Q3: 9th,October 16: 6th)

When it comes to the actual best vs worst performers for the year so far in Equities (perhaps predictably enough) we note that the Dublin ISEQ is in the lead (+20%) and the Athens GD is the worst performer (-17%)

  
On the Emerging Markets front, now:

  
Argentina MERVAL

The best performing index (Q1: 1st, Q2: 1st, Q3: 2nd, October 16: 1st)

Russia MICEX

Along with MERVAL, the most stable index (Q1: 2nd, Q2: 2nd, Q3: 1st, October 16: 2nd)

Indonesia IDX

The index with the most obviously worsening performance (Q1: 4th, Q2: 16th, Q3: 16th, October 16: 16th)

Brazil IBOVESPA

The most erratic behaviour (Q1: 8th, Q2: 3rd, Q3: 11th, October 16: 10th)

When it comes to actual best vs worst performer for the year so far in Emerging Markets, Argentina’s MERVAL leads (+30%) and Indonesia’s IDX is the worst performer so far (-13%)

  
Moving onto Commodities now:

  
Cotton #2

The best performer (Q1: 2nd, Q2: 1st, Q3: 1st, October 16: 1st)

Crude WTI

The most erratic behaviour (Q1: 13th, Q2: 2nd, Q3: 10th, October 16: 7th)

Sugar #11

The commodity with the biggest improvement (Q1: 15th, Q2: 14th, Q3: 6th, October 16: 4th)

Coffee “C”

The worst performing commodity (Q1: 16th, Q2: 16th, Q3: 16th, October 16: 16th)

When it comes to the actual best vs worst performer for the year so far in Commodities (as expected), Cotton #2 is the best performer (with only a 6% rise, which is indicative of the 2015 commodities performance) and Coffee “C” the worst (-25%).

  
Finally, when it comes to the three major world currencies, we have a very clear picture with the Euro, the US Dollar and Sterling being the most stable against the Swiss Franc and recording the best performance against the Yuan

  
And when it comes to the best yearly performer so far, this is very clearly CHF/AUD with a 17% rise

  
Hopefully this has been of some use and has provided a clear indication of how things have developed in 2015 so far.

 

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