Currency rate changes 2016 1H

GBP

The following chart shows currency rate changes against GBP for the first half 2016. For example, GBP fell 22.5% against the Yen.

Currency rate changes against GBP 2016 1H

USD

The following chart shows currency rate changes against USD for the first half 2016. For example, USD increased 10.5% against GBP.

Currency rate changes against USD 2016 1H

 

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International markets 2016 1H

The following charts plot the performance of a selection of world markets in the first half 2016.

Domestic currency

International markets 2016 1H returns

GBP

The following chart plots the GBP-adjusted returns (i.e. these are the returns for a GB pound investor).

International markets 2016 1H [GBP] returns

USD

The following chart plots the USD-adjusted returns (i.e. these are returns for a US dollar investor).

International markets 2016 1H [USD] returns

 

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UK sector indices 2016 2Q & 1H

2016 2Q

The following chart plots the performance of UK FTSE 350 sector indices for the second quarter 2016.

UK sector indices 2016 2Q returns

The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Sector Rtn(%)
Industrial Metals 52.4
Oil & Gas Producers 22.6
Mining 17.7
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 14.1
Tobacco 14.0
Health Care Equipment & Services 11.5
Technology Hardware & Equipment 9.8
Industrial Engineering 9.7
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 9.3
Personal Goods 8.9
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 7.4
Beverages 6.4
Industrial Transportation 5.6
Electricity 5.2
Forestry & Paper 4.4
Construction & Materials 4.1
Equity Investment Instruments 2.6
Nonlife Insurance 2.1
Aerospace & Defense 1.5
Mobile Telecommunications 1.4
Software & Computer Services 0.9
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 0.7
Support Services 0.1
General Industrials -0.4
Chemicals -1.1
Banks -2.4
Media -4.7
Household Goods & Home Construction -5.1
Automobiles & Parts -6.6
Fixed Line Telecommunications -6.8
Real Estate Investment Trusts -7.4
Food & Drug Retailers -8.9
Travel & Leisure -9.1
Financial Services -9.1
Life Insurance -9.4
Food Producers -12.3
Real Estate Investment & Services -12.6
General Retailers -13.1

2016 1H

The following chart plots the performance of UK FTSE 350 sector indices for the first half 2016.

UK sector indices 2016 1H returns

 

The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Sector Rtn(%)
Industrial Metals 87.3
Mining 44.2
Oil & Gas Producers 32.5
Tobacco 23.4
Industrial Engineering 21.0
Personal Goods 17.4
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 13.0
Industrial Transportation 12.8
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 9.8
Beverages 9.2
Health Care Equipment & Services 9.1
Technology Hardware & Equipment 7.9
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 7.7
Food & Drug Retailers 7.2
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 6.1
Aerospace & Defense 5.4
General Industrials 5.1
Forestry & Paper 4.6
Nonlife Insurance 4.1
Electricity 3.6
Software & Computer Services 3.6
Construction & Materials 2.9
Chemicals 0.8
Mobile Telecommunications 0.4
Equity Investment Instruments -0.3
Support Services -2.3
Media -3.4
Household Goods & Home Construction -3.6
Food Producers -12.1
Fixed Line Telecommunications -12.3
Automobiles & Parts -12.6
Financial Services -13.6
Travel & Leisure -13.8
Real Estate Investment Trusts -13.9
Life Insurance -18.8
General Retailers -19.9
Banks -20.4
Real Estate Investment & Services -23.4

 

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UK equity indices returns 2016 2Q & 1H

2016 2Q

The following chart plots the performance of UK equity indices in the second quarter 2016.

UK equity index returns 2016 2Q

 

The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Index Rtn(%)
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 6.5
FTSE 100 5.3
FTSE4Good UK 50 5.0
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 4.7
FTSE 350 3.7
FTSE All-Share 3.5
FTSE4Good UK 3.5
FTSE TechMARK All Share 2.9
FTSE AIM 100 1.2
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 1.0
FTSE AIM All-Share -0.4
FTSE UK Dividend Plus -1.5
FTSE SmallCap -1.6
FTSE Fledgling -2.2
FTSE 250 -3.9

 2016 1H

The following chart plots the performance of UK equity indices in the first half 2016.

UK equity indices 2016 1H

The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Index Rtn(%)
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 6.62
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 4.27
FTSE 100 4.2
FTSE 350 2.27
FTSE All-Share 2.07
FTSE4Good UK 50 1.99
FTSE4Good UK 0.84
FTSE TechMARK All Share -1.17
FTSE UK Dividend Plus -2.32
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index -2.85
FTSE Fledgling -3.41
FTSE SmallCap -3.52
FTSE AIM 100 -4.09
FTSE AIM All-Share -4.19
FTSE 250 -6.65

 

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Performance of UK markets in 1H 2013 – a good six months for small and mid-caps

The following chart shows the performance of the main UK stock market indices in the first six months of 2013.

Data for the above chart-

Name TIDM Change 1H 2013(%)
FTSE Fledgling 13.9
FTSE TechMARK All Share 13.3
FTSE Small Cap 11.6
FTSE 250 11.5
FTSE All Share – Total Return 8.5
FTSE UK Dividend Plus 8.4
FTSE4Good UK 7.3
FTSE All-Share 6.3
FTSE 350 6.2
FTSE 100 5.4
FTSE AIM 100 -0.1
FTSE AIM All-Share -2.2

 

 

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