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Friday CloseChangeChange %Week Change %
Data for week commencing 9 February 2015
Down Jones18,019.35+46.97+0.26%+1.99%
S&P 5002,096.99+8.51+0.41%+2.99%
ASX 2005,877.50+133.90+2.33%+0.99%
We can't complain when the S&P/ASX 200 index is still up 0.8% for the week, which means since the January 16 low of 5267.4 (when the oil-price-driven slump ended), we're now up 12.5%. With such a solid gain in a month and a half, we have to be tolerant of any dips in the month ahead.

While it looks like Prime Minister Tony Abbott must beware the Ides of March, Wall Street investors can feel fairly comfortable about the month.

The Yanks have long had a leadership role for other stock markets and with its economy still the best performer of the bigger and more important contributors to global demand, it's worthwhile to look at what March has done over the past 20 years.