Industrial Metals & Mining sector monthly seasonality analysis

The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Industrial Metals & Mining sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 12.0 percentage points in January.

NB. This sector currently comprises only two stock. There is no historic data for two periods of a few months when the sector had no constituents.

Observations:

  1. The strongest month has been January – the sector has under-performed the market only three times in January since 1999.
  2. The weakest month has been September – the sector has out-performed the market only four times in September since 1999.

The two stocks in the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining sector [NMX1730] are-

Evraz [EVR]
Ferrexpo [FXPO]
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