UK sector indices 2016 3Q & YTD

2016 3Q

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

UK sector index returns 2016 3Q

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

Sector Rtn(%)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 53.2
Software & Computer Services 20.9
Mining 20.1
Automobiles & Parts 18.8
Construction & Materials 17.8
Banks 17.6
Industrial Metals 17.4
Forestry & Paper 16.3
Industrial Engineering 14.1
General Industrials 13.7
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 13.6
Chemicals 13.2
Financial Services 13.2
Equity Investment Instruments 10.7
Life Insurance 10.5
Travel & Leisure 9.6
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 8.3
General Retailers 7.4
Nonlife Insurance 7.1
Food & Drug Retailers 6.8
Media 6.8
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 6.1
Support Services 5.9
Beverages 5.0
Real Estate Investment Trusts 4.5
Real Estate Investment & Services 4.4
Household Goods & Home Construction 4.2
Personal Goods 4.2
Industrial Transportation 3.0
Aerospace & Defense 2.3
Food Producers 2.3
Tobacco 0.7
Electricity 0.4
Gas, Water & Multiutilities -0.4
Oil & Gas Producers -2.4
Health Care Equipment & Services -2.8
Mobile Telecommunications -3.1
Fixed Line Telecommunications -5.0

 2016 3Q YTD

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

UK sector index returns 2016 3Q YTD

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

Sector Rtn(%)
Industrial Metals 119.8
Mining 73.1
Technology Hardware & Equipment 65.2
Industrial Engineering 38.1
Oil & Gas Producers 29.2
Software & Computer Services 25.2
Tobacco 24.2
Personal Goods 22.4
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 22.4
Forestry & Paper 21.7
Construction & Materials 21.1
General Industrials 19.5
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 19.0
Industrial Transportation 16.2
Beverages 14.7
Food & Drug Retailers 14.5
Chemicals 14.0
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 12.5
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 12.5
Nonlife Insurance 11.5
Equity Investment Instruments 10.4
Aerospace & Defense 7.8
Health Care Equipment & Services 6.0
Electricity 4.0
Automobiles & Parts 3.9
Support Services 3.5
Media 3.2
Household Goods & Home Construction 0.5
Financial Services -2.1
Mobile Telecommunications -2.7
Travel & Leisure -5.5
Banks -6.5
Real Estate Investment Trusts -10.0
Food Producers -10.1
Life Insurance -10.2
General Retailers -14.0
Fixed Line Telecommunications -16.6
Real Estate Investment & Services -20.1

 

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UK equity indices returns 2016 3Q & YTD

2016 3Q

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

UK equity index returns 2016 3Q

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

Index Rtn(%)
FTSE AIM 100 16.3
FTSE AIM All-Share 15.7
FTSE Fledgling 12.8
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 12.0
FTSE SmallCap 11.3
FTSE 250 9.8
FTSE TechMARK All Share 8.4
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 7.8
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 7.1
FTSE All-Share 6.8
FTSE 350 6.7
FTSE4Good UK 6.7
FTSE4Good UK 50 6.3
FTSE 100 6.1
FTSE UK Dividend Plus 5.6

2016 3Q YTD

The following chart plots the performance of UK equity indices over the first 3 quarters of 2016.

UK equity index returns 2016 3Q YTD

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

Index Rtn(%)
FTSE AIM 100 16.3
FTSE AIM All-Share 15.7
FTSE Fledgling 12.8
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 12.0
FTSE SmallCap 11.3
FTSE 250 9.8
FTSE TechMARK All Share 8.4
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 7.8
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 7.1
FTSE All-Share 6.8
FTSE 350 6.7
FTSE4Good UK 6.7
FTSE4Good UK 50 6.3
FTSE 100 6.1
FTSE UK Dividend Plus 5.6

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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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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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UK sector performance – 2015: Y, 2H, 4Q

The following charts plot the performance of UK FTSE 350 sector indices in 2015 for the whole year, second half and fourth quarter.

Full year

Sector returns for January – December 2015

UK sector indices 2015

Second half

Sector returns for July – December 2015

UK sector indices 2015 2H

Fourth quarter

Sector returns for October – December 2015

UK sector indices 2015 4Q

Consolidated

The above three time periods (1Y, 2H, 4Q) are consolidated into the one chart below.

FTSE 350 sectors in 2015 1Y  2H  4Q

The following table summarises the data for the chart.

Index TIDM 2015 4Q 2015 2H 2015 Y
Aerospace & Defense -1.4 -9.9 -12.9
Automobiles & Parts 15.1 -7.8 -10.4
Banks 0.2 -13.1 -12.7
Beverages 6.5 9.4 8.9
Chemicals 6.9 -2.2 -4.8
Construction & Materials 10.6 8.3 25.4
Electricity 2.0 -3.0 -10.2
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 7.7 -0.8 4.9
Equity Investment Instruments 6.3 0.0 3.0
Financial Services 6.6 1.1 10.8
Fixed Line Telecommunications 11.2 2.8 16.4
Food & Drug Retailers -11.0 -19.9 -11.7
Food Producers 3.8 16.7 8.8
Forestry & Paper -3.5 -2.7 27.1
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 0.9 5.1 -3.2
General Industrials 5.7 -0.7 12.9
General Retailers -2.6 -5.2 0.9
Health Care Equipment & Services 6.4 14.1 7.6
Household Goods & Home Construction 4.2 10.3 28.8
Industrial Engineering 1.7 -16.6 -19.1
Industrial Metals 0.5 -40.5 -52.6
Industrial Transportation -1.3 -15.2 -8.1
Life Insurance 9.2 0.6 3.7
Media 4.9 4.0 13.5
Mining -14.7 -41.8 -48.6
Mobile Telecommunications 6.7 -2.1 1.7
Nonlife Insurance 6.1 18.8 27.1
Oil & Gas Producers 1.6 -14.5 -20.6
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution -16.0 -27.4 -20.9
Personal Goods 5.3 1.4 4.9
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 8.0 5.4 1.4
Real Estate Investment & Services -2.2 -2.3 14.8
Real Estate Investment Trusts -3.2 2.2 6.6
Software & Computer Services 16.1 12.7 32.4
Support Services 5.7 -3.0 5.7
Technology Hardware & Equipment 9.1 1.9 7.1
Tobacco 4.0 12.5 13.3
Travel & Leisure 7.3 8.4 12.4
FTSE 350 3.2 -3.6 -2.8
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UK equity indices performance – 2015: Y, 2H, 4Q

The following charts plot the performance of UK equity indices in 2015 for the whole year, second half and fourth quarter.

Full year

Index returns for January – December 2015

UK equity indices 2015

Second half

Index returns for July – December 2015

UK equity indices 2015 2H

Fourth quarter

Index returns for October – December 2015

UK equity indices 2015 4Q

 

Consolidated

The above three time periods (1Y, 2H, 4Q) are consolidated into the one chart below.

UK equity indices in 2015 (4Q, 2H, Y)

The following table summarises the data for the chart.

Index TIDM 2015 4Q 2015 2H 2015 Y
FTSE 100 3.0 -4.3 -4.9
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return 3.7 -2.6 -1.3
FTSE 250 4.5 -0.6 8.4
FTSE 350 3.2 -3.6 -2.8
FTSE AIM 100 6.1 4.2 14.4
FTSE AIM All-Share 1.9 -2.2 5.2
FTSE All-Share 3.3 -3.4 -2.4
FTSE All-Share – Total Return 4.0 -1.9 1.1
FTSE Fledgling 0.4 -2.6 12.7
FTSE SmallCap 3.5 -0.8 6.2
FTSE TechMARK All Share 8.1 5.6 9.9
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 8.5 6.5 14.4
FTSE UK Dividend Plus -1.0 -7.3 -3.3
FTSE4Good UK 3.1 -3.0 -2.3
FTSE4Good UK 50 2.5 -4.3 -5.3

 

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The Santa Rally Portfolio 2015

The Santa Rally describes the tendency of the stock market to perform strongly in the final two weeks of the year (more info).

The Santa Rally Portfolio comprises the 10 best performing FTSE 350 shares over the Santa Rally period (i.e. roughly the last two weeks of the year) over the last 10 years. The characteristics of the 10 stocks in the portfolio are:

  1. All 10 stocks have positive returns over the two-week Santa Rally period for every year since 2005.
  2. The 10 stocks have the highest average returns of all FTSE 350 stocks over the Santa Rally periods of the last 10 years.

The following table lists these ten shares and their average returns over the Santa Rally periods for the last 10 years.

Company TIDM Avg Rtn(%)
Ashtead Group 7.3
FirstGroup 6.6
Vesuvius 6.4
Croda International 5.9
Informa 5.3
British Land Co 4.9
Spectris 4.8
Pennon Group 4.4
G4S 4.4
Balfour Beatty 4.2

The following chart compares the performance of the Santa Rally Portfolio with the FTSE 350 Index for the past 10 years.

Santa Rally Portfolio [2015]Notes:

  1. The FTSE 350 Index has had positive returns in every Santa Rally period since 2005 except 2012. The average return for the Index over this period for the last 10 years is 2.2%. Last year, in 2014, although the Index was down 1.7% in December as a whole, it actually rose 4.3% in the second two weeks of the month.
  2. The Santa Rally Portfolio has had positive returns every year since 2005. The average return for the Portfolio over the last 10 years is 5.4%, thus out-performing the FTSE 350 each year by 3.2 percentage points.

More on the Santa Rally.

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2Q 2015 UK equity markets performance

The following chart shows the performance of the main UK stock market indices in the second quarter 2015.

2015 2Q UK equity markets returns

As in the first quarter, small caps easily out-performed large caps.

Data

The data for the above chart is shown in the following table.

Index 2Q 2015 Rtn(%)
FTSE Fledgling 7.7
FTSE AIM All-Share 5.5
FTSE AIM 100 4.8
FTSE 250 2.6
FTSE SmallCap 1.7
FTSE TechMARK Focus Index 0.1
FTSE All-Share – Total Return -1.6
FTSE UK Dividend Plus -1.7
FTSE TechMARK All Share -1.9
FTSE All-Share -2.5
FTSE 350 -2.7
FTSE 100 Index – Total Return -2.8
FTSE4Good UK -2.9
FTSE 100 -3.7
FTSE4Good UK 50 -4.0

1H 2015

The following chart shows the performance of the main UK stock market indices in the first half of 2015.

2015 1H UK equity markets returns

 

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