Worst start to the year ever for the FTSE 100

The following chart plots the returns for the FTSE 100 Index over the first five-day trading period of the year.

FTSE 100 Index over first 5 days of year [1985-2016]

As can be seen, the -5.3% return over the first five days of 2016 has been the worst start ever to the year for the FTSE 100 Index since it was formed in 1984.

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