The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Automobiles & Parts sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Automobiles & Parts sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Automobiles & Parts sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.8 percentage points in January.
NB. This sector has only one constituent (GKN).
The strongest months of the year relative to the market for the sector have been January and February, the sector has only under-performed the market in three years since 1999 in this January.
The sector has been relatively weak in September and October, the the sector has only out-performed the market in five years since 1999 in September.
The one stock in the FTSE 350 Automobiles & Parts sector [NMX3350] is-