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From 1988 to 2015, 10 out of 28 years have been down years for the Straits Times (STI) Index

As we move for a year from 3549 to 2845 in the STI Index, for a 19.8% fall, one friend provide me with this interesting tidbit:

In the last 27 years, the STI has been negative for the year only 9 times.

Sharpest decline was 2008 at -49.4%, next sharpest was 1997 at -31%.

Altogether just 4 years with declines greater than -20%. If this year is included, would make it 10 out of 28 years – around 36%

I will be interested to know how those other 9 draw down looks like! Wonder how do we get the data for this?

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Tacomob

Thursday 10th of December 2015

Hi Kyith,

To get that data just go to www.giyf.com

Just kidding.

I did that on your behalf. And here is the table with the details:

http://www.1stock1.com/1stock1_777.htm

Kyith

Friday 11th of December 2015

hi Tacomob! Thanks a lot for showing me this! Man i wonder is it someone tabulating the data and putting it there! I wish they have the dividend data as well

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