The following table lists the three FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Synergy has an average return of 11.1% for the month of June. All stocks have risen in June for at least eight of the past ten years.
The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Barclays has an average return of -7.8% for the month of June. All five stocks have fallen in at least nine of the past ten years in June.
An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong June stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak June stocks by an average of 12.4 percentage points in June for the past ten years.
The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Financial Services sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Financial Services sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the Financial Services sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 2.3 percentage points in January.
The strongest months are January and March – the sector has under-performed the market only four times in the past 13 years in January.
The weakest month has been February – the sector has out-performed the market only five times in this month in the last 13 years.
The 23 stocks in the FTSE 350 Financial Services sector [NMX8770] are-