1. With just four days of trading to go, the Sensex has lost 1,660 points or over six percent in 2015, after gaining nearly 30 percent in the previous year.

2. The index had last registered an yearly loss in 2011 when it fell 24 percent.
3. The index, which currently stands at 25838.71 points, is also sharply down from its life-time peak of 30,024 points it scaled in March this year on a rate-cut boost from RBI.
4. The year also marked the worst single- day loss on August 24 when the Sensex took a sharp plunge of 1,624.51 points (5.94 percent) following a steep devaluation of Chinese currency yuan in the beginning of August.
5. Listing of new companies in the stock market helped the total investor wealth, measured in terms of market capitalization of all listed shares, retain its level close Rs 100 lakh crore, albeit a shade below the mark.
6. There has not been much change on this front from the 2014-end level of Rs 98.4 lakh crore, although it mostly remained above Rs 100 lakh crore mark till July in 2015.
7. The NSE's Nifty is also down nearly 6 percent for 2015. The major losers this year include metal, banking, realty and PSU stocks. The BSE metal index is down more than 32 percent, realty about 15 percent, banks by over 10 percent and the PSUs by over 18 percent.

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