Tag Archives: FTSE 100

Staying In Your Seat & The Value of Great Advice

At Wealthflow we thrive on open and honest conversations and the question we are most frequently asked is “How long will our money last?”

On Monday, the FTSE 100 delivered one of it’s best ever days, with markets rallying around the world. There has been significant volatility over the last few weeks, bringing with it high levels of uncertainty. It’s also been impossible to know what will happen next and where markets will go, a fundamental part of Wealthflow’s […]

Lessons from the FTSE 100

Market Falls

The FTSE 100 reached an all-time high in February, surpassing its previous peak achieved on the eve of the millennium. This illustrates that it can take a long time for the stock market to recover from a crash, but it’s not really representative of an investor’s experience since 1999. People tend to fixate on headline […]

Investment Lesson: 1955 – 2011

Time for reflection… let’s look at the performance of the largest 750 companies listed on the UK stockmarket; FTSE All-Share Index from February 1955 to June 2011. Investors can draw two lessons. First, since 1955, bull markets in the FTSE All-Share Index have lasted longer than bear markets and delivered gains that are disproportionately greater […]