Every year, the month of December is known to have worldwide stock markets rallying and the top amongst them is the FTSE 100. The FTSE 100 stock index has shown gains in every December for the last 10 years. FTSE 100, the flagship index of the UK, has achieved something that has not been achieved by any other indexes. While S&P 500, Dow Jones and DAX indexes have rallied 0.7, 0.6 and 2.7 percent respectively, FTSE 100 has rallied 0.5% in December 2012.
Wondering what makes FTSE 100 stand out from the rest? It’s the average rise in points in the month of December over the last 10 years! FTSE 100 is the only global index to have achieved the unique feat of posting gains in December, every single year, from 2003 to 2012. Gaining +134 points in 2003, it kept the momentum for the next 3 years by gaining between 100 to 200 points. In 2007, there was a slight dip with just 24 points gained by FTSE 100 but in the subsequent years, it made up for the low gain in 2007. Over the 10 year period, the maximum gain in points came in the year 2010 when FTSE 100 gained +371 points. The last couple of years saw very little fluctuations but December 2013 is expected to post higher gain in points. On an average, in the last decade, FTSE 100 has gained +147 points in the month of December.
You can convert these facts and figures and calculate your profit in a simple manner. Suppose you buy £20 per point at the beginning of the month of December. If FTSE rallies about 147 points during the month, at the end of the month, you get a profit of £2940. However, things can also go the other way around and you may even lose an amount of £2940.
Being the only stock index with such promising figures, FTSE 100 is the most sought after stock index by companies and investors. The 10 year average point movement of FTSE also shows that it is a reliable source to invest in. Apply for an account now and be a part of this profit earning venture.
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