With some markets already closed for the year and others just about wrapped up, here is a summary of how the major global indices fared in 2008. To be apples-to-apples, every index is compared as of yesterday's close. In a year when all major indices were down, the UK's FTSE 100 has outperformed while the China's Shanghai Composite has been amongst the worst performers.
After the FTSE, the Dow held up next best led by Wal-mart and McDonald's , the only two Dow stocks up for 2008. Johnson & Johnson , is the next best Dow performer but is still down over 12% for the year. GM and Citigroup are down the most YTD for the Dow.
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