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Friday Close
Change
Change %
Week Change %
Dow Jones
24,103.11
254.69
1.07%
2.42%
S&P 500
2,640.87
35.87
1.38%
2.03%
NASDAQ
7,063.45
114.22
1.64%
0.10%
ASX 200
5,759.40
-30.10
-0.52%
-1.05%
Data for week commencing 26 March 2018

Australian shares on Thursday finished the March quarter with the worst performance since the GFC, despite our major banks having a bit of a comeback.

The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 30 points (or 0.52%) to 5759 on the final session before the Easter break, bringing the losses for the week to 68 points, and for the year, so far, to 306 points (or 5%). Fairfax reports: “Investors have only suffered two worse March quarters over the past 25 years – a 15% plunge in 2008 and a 6.3% cent loss in 1994.”

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