Tag Archives: FTSE 100

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 […]