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FTSE Performance In November: A Historic Perspective

By Harriman House (Stephen Eckett)Stock MarketsNov 19, 2014 14:19
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FTSE Performance In November: A Historic Perspective
By Harriman House (Stephen Eckett)   |  Nov 19, 2014 14:19
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Since 1984 the FTSE 100 Index has risen in 57% of years in November, with an average return over the period of 0.6%. This gives the month a rank of 6th place for monthly performance. From 1980 its relative performance had been steadily increasing, but that trend has reversed since 2006 – the market has risen only twice in November in the last eight years.

Although the longer-term performance of November is only average, the significant feature of November is that it marks the start of the strong six-month period of the year (November to April). In other words, investors should be increasing exposure to the market this month (if they haven’t already done so in October).

On average the market tends to rise the first three days of the month, then to give up those gains over the following few days, rise again and fall back, until finally increasing quite strongly over the final seven trading days of the month.

In the last twenty years the sectors that have been strong in November have been: Beverages, Electronic & Electrical Equipment, Fixed Line Telecommunications, Food Producers, Life Insurance, Media, Mining, Technology Hardware & Equipment and Travel & Leisure. The weak sectors have been: Aerospace & Defense, Banks, General Industrials, Oil & Gas Producers and Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Elsewhere, November is a strong month for gold weak for GBP/USD.

And finally, this is a busy month for interim results: 62 companies from the FTSE 350 make their announcements this month.

Historic performance of the FTSE 100 in November
Historic performance of the FTSE 100 in November

November Summary For The FTSE
November Summary For The FTSE

This article is taken from The UK Stock Market Almanac 2015 by Stephen Eckett (ISBN: 9780857194367 / published by Harriman House).

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information in this article is accurate no liability can be accepted for any loss incurred in any way whatsoever by any person relying solely on the information contained herein. No responsibility for loss occasioned to any person or corporate body acting or refraining to act as a result of reading material in this book can be accepted by the author or the employer of the author.

FTSE Performance In November: A Historic Perspective
 

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