Forestry & Paper sector monthly seasonality analysis

The 2013 edition of the Almanac looks at the historic monthly performance of the FTSE 350 sectors. Here we look at the Forestry & Paper sector.

The following chart plots the average out-performance of the FTSE 350 Forestry & Paper sector over the FTSE 100 Index by month since 1999. For example, since 1999 on average the sector has out-performed the FTSE 100 Index by 3.9 percentage points in March.

NB. This sector currently comprises only one stock: Mondi [MNDI], and there is no historic data from Jan 2006 to Jul 2007 when there were no sector constituents.

Observations:

  1. The strongest months have been March, August and December – the sector has under-performed the market only four times in December since 1999.
  2. The weakest month has been November – the sector has out-performed the market only four times in November since 1999.

The one stock in the FTSE 350 Forestry & Paper sector [NMX1730] is Mondi [MNDI]

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