Since 1985 the FTSE 100 Index has increased on average 0.50% over the first five trading days of the new year.
The following chart shows the market returns for the first five trading days for all years from 1985. For example, over the first five days of 1985 the index rose 0.89%.
The following chart shows the daily returns for the FTSE 100 for each of the five days in the new year. For example, on average since 1985 the index has risen 0.40% on the first trading day of the year.