The Philippine stock market registered one of the highest gains worldwide in 2012, ending with a full-year return of 32.95%. This earned the Philippines the 9th spot, out of a hundred countries, in terms of stock market performance based on preliminary data from Bloomberg.
The 32.95% return means if you invested in the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) from the start of the year, your P100,000 would now be worth P132,950.
The 2012 PSEi performance was a strong uptrend from the modest 4.07% gain in 2011 (See Top 10 Best and Worst PSE index stocks – 2011). This return is one of the best in Southeast Asia, ranking second to Thailand’s stock market performance of 35.80%.
Worldwide, though, the top performer was the Venezuelan stock market, posting a whopping 302.81% gain in 2012.
In the Philippine stock market, the Financials, Property and Holding Firms sectors led gainers in 2012. Top decliner was the Mining and Oil sector that registered the only negative growth at -17.43%.
The comparative 2012 and 2011 PSE index and industry sector performance is as follows.
PSE Index and Sector Performance, 2012 vs. 2011
The best and worst performing stock markets worldwide are shown below.
Top 10 Gainers – World Stock Markets (2012)
Top 10 Losers – World Stock Markets (2012)
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13 thoughts on “Philippines one of Top 10 best stock markets worldwide”
Wow Venezuela! Pwede ba tayo magtrade sa stock market ng ibang countries?
@facebook-1000329841:disqus , pwede. Hanap ka lang ng international brokers in that country offering services to foreigners.
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This information would be really helpful for me for further investment in the stock market. I always look for good blog where i could easily get stock market updates.
wow! Good news indeed! Sayang naman, I wasn’t able to invest last 2012! T_T Hopefully makabangon this year! Pero Venezuela? Whooping 302.81%! Great job!
Congrats sa lahat ng investor for 2012 🙂
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