Market Commentary  17718
October, 2014 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -1.2%        Rank: 20 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  -2.7%       Rank: 23 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              29.8%       Rank: 20 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   38.5%        Rank: 21 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 -1.2% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 20th 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 October of 2014, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 20 with a return of
-1.15%. The top ranked index during October was the Dow Utility Index, with a
return of 8.28%. The worst performing index during that period was the CAC 40
Index with a return of -4.15%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during October was 2.32%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 2.03%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 was the worst performing index with a
return of -3%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Dow
Transportation Index, with a return of 26%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 11%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended October of 2014,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 20 with
a return of 30%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 149%. The worst performing index during
that period was the Hang Seng Index with a return of 10%.
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 77%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended October of 2014, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 21
with a return of 38%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 280%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 12%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.

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













































Market Commentary  14060
September, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 0.8%         Rank: 23 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10.1%       Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              31.8%       Rank: 16 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   51.4%        Rank: 19 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 0.8% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 23rd 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 September of 2013, the FTSE 100 was the worst performing index with a
return of 0.77%. The top ranked index during September was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 13.00%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during September was 3.78%.
The average return for the indexes during the month was 4.29%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 18 with a return of 10%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 63%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of -4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 16%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended September of 2013,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 16
with a return of 32%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 102%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 39%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 41%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended September of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 19
with a return of 51%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 414%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 23%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 86%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 104%.

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













































Market Commentary  13984
August, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -3.1%        Rank: 13 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12.3%       Rank: 17 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              13.8%       Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   50.4%        Rank: 19 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 -3.1% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 13th 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 August of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 13 with a return of -3.14%.
The top ranked index during August was the TSX Composite Index, with a return
of 1.34%. The worst performing index during that period was the NASDAQ 100
Index with a return of -7.84%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during August was -3.13%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was -3.19%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 17 with a return of 12%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period was the Straits
Times Stock Index with a return of 0%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 15%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended August of 2013,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 15 with a
return of 14%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 52%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -12%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 24%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 21%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended August of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 19 with
a return of 50%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 408%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 25%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 78%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.

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













































Market Commentary  13908
July, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 6.5%         Rank: 4 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16.3%       Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              22.3%       Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   59.6%        Rank: 19 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 6.5% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 4th 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 July of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 4 with a return of 6.53%. The
top ranked index during July was the Russell 2000 Index, with a return of 6.93%.
The worst performing index during that period was the Nikkei 225 Index with a
return of -0.07%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during July was 4.90%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 4.63%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 18 with a return of 16%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 58%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 20%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 21%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended July of 2013,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 15 with a
return of 22%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 67%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -9%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 28%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 26%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended July of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 19 with a
return of 60%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 459%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 19%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 108%.

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
































































Market Commentary  13222
May, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 2.4%         Rank: 6 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23.7%       Rank: 14 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              8.7%         Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   60.1%        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 2.4% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 6th 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 May of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 6 with a return of 2.38%. The
top ranked index during May was the Russell 2000 Index, with a return of
10.97%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow Utility Index
with a return of -10.27%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during May was 1.98%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.35%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 14 with a return of 24%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 61%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow Utility
Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 24%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 24%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended May of 2013,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 15 with a
return of 9%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 47%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -20%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 16%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended May of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 20 with a
return of 60%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 511%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 28%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 90%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 118%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

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










































Market Commentary  13146
April, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 0.3%         Rank: 17 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12.1%       Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              5.6%         Rank: 16 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   62.0%        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 0.3% in the last month. With
that return, the FTSE 100 Index was ranked 17th 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 April of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 17 with a return of 0.29%.
The top ranked index during April was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a return of
11.80%. The worst performing index during that period was the Russell 2000
Index with a return of -6.79%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 1.69%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.32%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 18 with a return of 12%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 46%. The worst performing index during that period was the TSX
Composite Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 14%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 14%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2013,  the FTSE 100 had a rank of 16 with a
return of 6%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -24%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 15%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2013, the FTSE 100 had a rank of 20 with a
return of 62%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 551%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 27%.
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 127%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

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











































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