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Market Commentary  27624
January, 2018 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -2.0%        Rank: 22 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6.1%        Rank: 21 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              20.0%       Rank: 21 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   28.1%        Rank: 20 out of 23

Returns for the FTSE 100 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the FTSE 100 Index was -2.0% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 22nd out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the FTSE 100 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The FTSE 100 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During January of 2018, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 22 with a return of
-2.01%. The top ranked index during January was the Hang Seng Index, with a
return of 9.92%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow
Utility Index with a return of -3.33%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during January was 3.78%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 3.59%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 21 with a return of 6%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Hang Seng Index, with a
return of 39%. The worst performing index during that period was the TSX
Composite Index with a return of 4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 19%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 19%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended January of 2018,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 21 with
a return of 20%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 154%. The worst performing index during
that period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 8%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 79%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 68%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended January of 2018, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 20
with a return of 28%. The top ranked index during the period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 277%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 13%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 95%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 89%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























Updated Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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FTSE 100: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
-10.5
28.3
0.1
4.3
25.8
-12.5
23.7
8.7
24.4
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
-11.1
21.5
13.1
25.4
16.4
6.2
-6.5
-14.7
-23.4
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
12.4
8.7
18.1
9.7
2.1
-30.9
22.1
9.0
-5.6
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
5.8
14.4
-2.7
-4.9
14.4
The annual gain or loss in the FTSE 100 index from 1985 to present.
Dividends are not included.
FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Historical Returns
25 Year Graph - FTSE 100 Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: FTSE 100 Index