To quickly recap a previous post, the FTSE 100 Index was launched in 1984 with a value of 1000 and closed 2013 at 6749. This is an increase of 575% over the 30 years, giving an annual growth of 6.57%.
The following chart shows the price performance of the FTSE 100 Index 1984-2013. A simple linear trendline has been added.
The trendline calculates a value of 6695 for the end of 2013, which is just 54 points away from the actual value (less than 1% difference). As can be seen in the chart, the FTSE 100 Index is pretty much bang on its long-term (since 1984) trend.
The following chart plots the FTSE 100 Index against the real index (inflation-adjusted) for 1984-2013.
Comparison with S&P 500 and gold
The following chart plots the FTSE 100 Index against the S&P 500 Index and gold. The three series have been re-based to start at 100 for ease of comparison.