After market close on 31 May 2017 FTSE Russell confirmed the following changes to the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. The changes will be implemented at the close Friday, 16 June 2017 and take effect from the start of trading on Monday, 19 June 2017.
The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the general retailers sector.
The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 general retailers sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the general retailers sector has out-performed the FTSE Index by 1.7 percentage points in February.
The strongest month of the year for the sector is February, and the weakest is December.
After two strong months early in the year (February and March) the relative performance of the sector steadily declines for the rest of the year.
The 20 stocks in the FTSE 350 General Retailers sector [NMX5370] are-