Original article by Alex Gluyas
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 27 : 2-Jul-21
Data from BetaShares shows that Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 gained 27.8 per cent on a total returns basis in 2020-21, including dividends. This compares with a return of 37.4 per cent for the MSCI All Country World Index, which was boosted by technology and financial stocks. The Australian market was in turn bolstered by strong gains from consumer discretionary stocks (up 46.1 per cent), financials (40.6 per cent), technology (39.8 per cent) and resources (29.2 per cent). The S&P 500 gained 40.8 per cent in 2020-21, and it reached another new record high on 1 July.
BETASHARES CAPITAL LIMITED, STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, MSCI ALL COUNTRY WORLD INDEX, STANDARD AND POOR’S 500 INDEX