FTSE Retrospective - The Experts That Got it Wrong

Friday, October 17, 2014

At the end of last year, many experts were predicting that the FTSE 100 would break the 8,000 barrier during 2014. So far, the UK's leading index has made spectacular movements in the other direction, slipping by 10 percent.

The FTSE 100 has seen a rather volatile trading year. At the beginning of September it briefly touched 6,878, and appeared to be on track to set a new record - albeit a more modest one than analysts had predicted at the start of the year. By mid October, however, the index had slipped to just over 6,100.

To be fair to those once-optimistic analysts, however, the primary cause of the fall was events that no-one could have predicted. The fragile status of European economies is something that...

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