Borsa Istanbul Secures Top Three Position Globally

Amidst a surge in global stock markets, Borsa Istanbul has secured its position among the world’s top three exchanges, showcasing remarkable performance throughout the year. With 14 exchanges hitting all-time highs, Turkiye’s BIST100 index has consistently ranked in the top tier, both in terms of Turkish Lira (TL) and US dollar evaluations, maintaining a prominent position alongside Argentina, which leads the pack.

Global Stock Markets Reach Unprecedented Heights

From New York to London and across Asia, stock markets worldwide are witnessing record-breaking highs in 2024. Notably, 14 of the world’s 20 largest stock exchanges have recently achieved historic peaks. The MSCI ACWI index, encompassing both developed and emerging markets, has also set new records. Key indices such as the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, and Dow Jones in the USA, alongside major markets in Europe, Canada, Brazil, India, Japan, and Australia, are all nearing their peak performances.

BIST100: A Stellar Performer

In Turkiye, the BIST100 Index has demonstrated exceptional growth, ranking second globally with an impressive 40% increase in TL terms since the year’s commencement. Additionally, in dollar terms, BIST100 has yielded a remarkable return of nearly 30%, solidifying its position among the top three performers alongside BIST30. The ongoing anticipation of sustained foreign investor interest and potential rating upgrades are viewed as positive catalysts for BIST100 in the medium term.

Factors Driving the Market Surge

The current rally in global markets is underpinned by several factors, including anticipated interest rate cuts, post-pandemic economic recoveries, and robust corporate earnings. Notably, a staggering $6 trillion influx in money market funds is further fueling the upward trajectory. The rise is also bolstered by growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with key players such as Nvidia significantly contributing to market gains.

European Stocks Soar on Positive Economic Data

European stocks have also witnessed a notable uptick, buoyed by encouraging economic indicators and robust corporate profits. The European Central Bank’s dovish stance and expectations of interest rate cuts have further boosted market sentiment, positioning Europe for continued growth. Despite initial concerns, the earnings season exceeded expectations, with three-quarters of European companies meeting or surpassing profit forecasts.

As global markets continue to soar, driven by a confluence of favorable factors, investors remain optimistic about the future trajectory, underpinned by strong economic fundamentals and technological advancements.

Source: Sabah / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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