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FTSE Indices since 1985

Year FTSE-100 Index   FTSE-All-Share Index
 Index%Total Index%Total
  ChangeReturn  ChangeReturn
20186728-12.5-8.7 3675-13.0-9.47
201776887.612.0 42229.013.10
2016714314.419.1 387312.516.75
20156242-4.9-1.3 3444-2.50.98
20146566-2.70.7 3533-2.11.18
2013674914.418.7 361016.720.81
201258985.810.0 30938.212.30
20115572-5.6-2.2 2858-6.7-3.46
201059009.012.6 306310.914.51
2009541322.127.3 276125.030.12
20084434-31.3-28.3 2209-32.8-29.93
200764573.87.4 32872.05.32
2006622110.714.4 322113.216.75
2005561916.720.8 284718.122.04
200448147.511.2 24119.212.84
2003447713.617.9 220716.620.86
20023940-24.5  1894-25.0-22.70
20015217-16.2  2524-15.4-13.30
20006223-10.2  2984-8.0-5.90
1999693017.8  324221.224.20
1998588314.5  267410.913.80
1997513624.7  241119.723.40
1996411911.6  201411.716.70
1995368920.3  180318.523.90
19943066-10.3  1521-9.6-5.80
1993341820.1  168223.328.40
1992284714.2  136414.820.50
1991249316.3  118815.120.80
19902144-11.5  1032-14.3-9.70
1989242335.1  120530.036.10
198817934.7  9276.511.50
198717132.0  8704.58.40
1986167918.9  83322.127.20
1985141314.7  68215.0

FTSE All-Share and FTSE 250 since 2005

Year FTSE-All-Share Index   FTSE-250 Index
 Index%Total Index%Total
  ChangeReturn  ChangeReturn
20183675-13.0-9.47 17502-15.6-13.3
201742229.013.10 2072614.717.8
2016387312.516.75 180773.76.7
20153444-2.50.98 174308.411.2
20143533-2.11.18 160850.93.7
2013361016.720.81 1593528.832.3
201230938.212.30 1237522.526.1
20112858-6.7-3.46 10103-12.6-10.1
2010306310.914.51 1155924.227.4
2009276125.030.12 930746.350.6
20082209-32.8-29.93 6361-40.3-38.2
200732872.05.32 10658-4.7-2.5
2006322113.216.75 1117827.130.2
2005284718.122.04 879426.830.2

Be cautious of equities, the volatility can be alarming.

FTSE-100 reached 6930 on 30/12/1999 and fell to 3287 on 12/03/2003. Collapse after the dotcom bubble.
It reached 6730 on 15/06/2007 and fell to 3512 on 03/03/2009. Collapse following the global financial crisis.
It exceeded 7000 on occasions in the first half of 2015. Share price rises helped by low interest rate policies pursued by Central Banks.
It exceeded 7000 again in the last months of 2016. Share prices buoyed by the fall in sterling following the vote to leave the EU on June 23rd 2016.

FTSE All-Share comprises 627 (in 2011) of more than 2000 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange and represents 98% of the capital value.
FTSE 100 comprises the largest 100 companies and represents 81% of the capital value.
FTSE 250 comprises 101st to 350th largest companies and represents 15% of the capital value.
FTSE All-Share is an aggregation of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE SmallCap. No funds use FTSE SmallCap as a benchmark.

Chart below shows returns from £1,000 invested in 2009 in three FTSE index-tracker funds.

 

KeyAbbrIndexFund

F250FTSE 250HSBC FTSE 250 Index Retail Accumulation

AllSFTSE All-ShareLegal & General UK Index Trust R Acc

F100FTSE 100Legal & General UK 100 Index Trust R Acc

Geographically-based Index-Tracker Funds

The chart shows returns from £1,000 invested at start-year in various index-tracker funds.
As with all such comparisons start-year can change rankings.

KeyAbbrIndexFund

USFTSE USA IndexLegal & General US Index Trust R Acc

WorldFTSE Developed World ex U.K. IndexVanguard FTSE Dev World ex UK Equity Index Acc

JapanFTSE Japan IndexLegal & General Japan Index Trust R Acc

AsiaPFTSE World Asia Pacific ex Japan IndexLegal & General Pacific Index Trust R Acc

UKFTSE All-Share IndexLegal & General UK Index Trust R Acc

EuropeFTSE World Europe ex UK IndexLegal & General European Index Trust R Acc

Returns from FTSE-All-Share and FTSE-250 index-tracker funds in real terms

Table shows returns from £1,000 invested from start-year in FTSE-All-Share and FTSE-250 index-tracker funds in money amount and real terms.
Real terms are money amount ratioed down by CPI inflation.
Fund returns are change in total-return index less a charges adjustment. For FTSE-All-Share the charges adjustment is described on the Savings Calculator page and for FTSE-250 it is 0.55% per year.