The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 0.8% in January 2017. This performance was lower than most major markets, including Hong Kong up 6.2%, Singapore up 5.8%, the US up 0.8%, and Germany up 0.5%. Declines were observed in Japan, down 0.4% and the UK down 0.6%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market were mixed during January:
Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.5% in January, down on the previous month (0.6%).
Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) rose in January to an average of 13.1 (compared to 11.9 in December).