ASX GROUP MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT – APRIL 2017
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, rose 0.7% in April 2017. This performance was lower than most major markets, including Hong Kong up 2.1 %, Japan up 1.5%, Germany up 1.0% and the US up 0.9%. Singapore was flat whilst the UK was down 1.6%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market remained relatively low in April:
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.4% in April, down on the previous month (0.5%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) in April was an average of 12.7 (compared to 11.1 in March).