FTSE 250 Index monthly seasonality

The following table shows the month returns for the FTSE 250 Index for every month since the index was introduced in 1986. For example, in January 1987 the FTSE 250 Index rose 9.5%. Negative month returns have been highlighted with a blue cell background.

FTSE 250 Index month returns [1986-2014]A quick glance at the above chart suggests that strong months for the FTSE 250 Index have been February, April and December; while weak months have been June and September.

These observations are supported by the chart below which shows the average month returns for each month 1986-2014.

FTSE 250 Index average month returns [1986-2014]From this chart we can see the FTSE 250 Index has historically been strong the five consecutive months December-April. Its weakest month is September (an average month return of -1.7%), and its strongest month December (+2.8%).

See also

Further articles on the FTSE 250 Index.


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