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Wall St suffers feeble end to turbulent 2015

Energy stocks savaged during the year while consumer discretionary sector was star performer

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2015 WINNERS AND LOSERS: Netflix (above) surged by 134% and Amazon rose by 118%, but Chesapeake Energy slumped by 77% and Apple ended the year down 4.5%, its first annual loss since 2008.
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2015 WINNERS AND LOSERS: Netflix surged by 134% and Amazon (above) rose by 118%, but Chesapeake Energy slumped by 77% and Apple ended the year down 4.5%, its first annual loss since 2008.
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2015 WINNERS AND LOSERS: Netflix surged by 134% and Amazon rose by 118%, but Chesapeake Energy slumped by 77% and Apple (above) ended the year down 4.5%, its first annual loss since 2008.
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2015 WINNERS AND LOSERS: Netflix surged by 134% and Amazon rose by 118%, but Chesapeake Energy (above) slumped by 77% and Apple ended the year down 4.5%, its first annual loss since 2008.

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WALL Street dropped on Thursday, leaving the S&P 500 marginally lower for a year marked by record highs as well as a major selloff.

In a reversal of one of 2015's major trends, oil shares moved higher, with the S&P energy sector the lone gainer, up 0.34 per cent.