Sector performance 1Q

The following table lists all the FTSE 350 sector returns for the first quarter in the years 2008-2017.

The sectors are ranked by average returns in 1Q for the whole period 2008-2017. For example, Banks has been the worst performing sector in the first quarter with an average return of -3.5% in 1Q over the last ten years.

For each year the top (bottom) five sectors are highlighted in blue (red).

Sector returns 1Q [2008-2017] 02

A quick visual inspection shows that there is a certain clustering of blue highlighting at the top of the table and red at the bottom, which suggests that some sectors perform consistently well, or badly, in the first quarter.

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International markets 2017 1Q

The following charts plot the performance of a selection of world markets in the first quarter 2017. 

Domestic currency

International markets 2017 1Q returns

GBP

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

International markets 2017 1Q returns [GBP]

USD

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

International markets 2017 1Q returns [USD]

 

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UK sector indices 2017 1Q

The following chart plots the performance of UK FTSE 350 sector indices for the first quarter 2017.

UK sector indices 2017 1Q returns

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

Sector TIDM Rtn(%)
Personal Goods 17.9
Forestry & Paper 15.7
Tobacco 13.1
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 12.5
Household Goods & Home Construction 10.1
Automobiles & Parts 9.5
Industrial Engineering 8.9
Beverages 8.9
Aerospace & Defense 6.6
Support Services 6.3
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 6.1
General Industrials 5.7
Financial Services 5.5
Real Estate Investment & Services 5.4
Mining 5.2
Equity Investment Instruments 5.0
Industrial Metals 4.8
Mobile Telecommunications 4.7
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 4.2
Travel & Leisure 4.1
Chemicals 4.0
Nonlife Insurance 3.5
Life Insurance 2.8
Banks 2.1
Health Care Equipment & Services 1.1
Software & Computer Services 1.1
Construction & Materials 0.5
Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.2
Industrial Transportation 0.0
Media -0.1
Food Producers -1.3
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution -1.8
General Retailers -2.9
Food & Drug Retailers -3.1
Electricity -5.7
Oil & Gas Producers -8.2
Fixed Line Telecommunications -12.2

 

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UK equity indices returns 2017 1Q

The following chart plots the performance of UK equity indices in the first quarter 2017.

UK equity index returns 2017 1Q

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

Index TIDM Rtn(%)
FTSE AIM 100 11.9
FTSE AIM All-Share 10.1
FTSE Fledgling 8.3
FTSE SmallCap 5.6
FTSE 250 4.9
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 4.0
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 3.7
FTSE UK Dividend Plus 3.3
FTSE All-Share 3.0
FTSE 350 2.9
FTSE 100 2.5
FTSE TechMARK All Share 2.3
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 2.2
FTSE4Good UK 2.1
FTSE4Good UK 50 1.8

 

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International markets 2016 1Q

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

Domestic currency

International markets 2016 1Q

GBP

The returns are GBP-adjusted (i.e. these are returns for a GB poundinvestor).

International markets 2016 1Q [GBP]

USD

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

International markets 2016 1Q [USD]

 

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UK sector indices 2016 1Q

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

UK sector indices 2016 1Q

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

Sector Rtn(%)
Aerospace & Defense 3.8
Automobiles & Parts -6.4
Banks -18.5
Beverages 2.7
Chemicals 1.9
Construction & Materials -1.2
Electricity -1.5
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 2.2
Equity Investment Instruments -2.8
Financial Services -4.9
Fixed Line Telecommunications -5.8
Food & Drug Retailers 17.7
Food Producers 0.2
Forestry & Paper 0.2
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 3.4
General Industrials 5.4
General Retailers -7.9
Health Care Equipment & Services -2.2
Household Goods & Home Construction 1.6
Industrial Engineering 10.3
Industrial Metals 22.9
Industrial Transportation 6.8
Life Insurance -10.4
Media 1.4
Mining 22.5
Mobile Telecommunications -1.0
Nonlife Insurance 2.0
Oil & Gas Producers 8.1
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 7.0
Personal Goods 7.9
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology -7.0
Real Estate Investment & Services -12.4
Real Estate Investment Trusts -7.0
Software & Computer Services 2.6
Support Services -2.3
Technology Hardware & Equipment -1.8
Tobacco 8.2
Travel & Leisure -5.2

 

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UK equity indices returns 2016 1Q

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

UK equity indices 2016 1Q
The data for the chart is given in the following table.

Index Rtn(%)
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 0.1
FTSE All-Share – Total Return -0.4
FTSE UK Dividend Plus -0.9
FTSE 100 -1.1
FTSE Fledgling -1.2
FTSE 350 -1.4
FTSE All-Share -1.4
FTSE SmallCap -2.0
FTSE4Good UK -2.6
FTSE4Good UK 50 -2.9
FTSE 250 -2.9
FTSE AIM All-Share -3.8
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index -3.8
FTSE TechMARK All Share -4.0
FTSE AIM 100 -5.2

 

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