Looking at the FTSE All-Share index
over the past 50 years or so, if you have invested pounds 1,000 back in 1955, it could have turned it into pounds 500,000 by now, a return of 12% per annum.
While the FTSE ALL-Share Index
soared 18 per cent, payouts for those on pounds 50 a month, 25-year endowments are a pitiful 0.2 per cent higher than 12 months ago.
Start saving into an FTSE All-Share Index
tracker fund with regular monthly premiums of pounds 30 to pounds 50.
"This was another disappointing result and compares with the benchmark FTSE All-Share Index
's total return for the year of 6.4%," Chair Richard Laing said.
Had you had the good sense to put PS5,000 into the FTSE all-Share index
at the beginning of January 1986 and re-invested the dividends over the intervening years, your initial investment would now be worth PS28,935.
Since its launch in July, the fund has produced a return of 5.9%, compared to a decline in the FTSE All-Share Index
And the share price, which began the year at 110.5p, ended it at 151p, significantly outperforming the FTSE all-share index
OVER any 20-year period during the past century investments in the UK stockmarket have produced good returns, and investing in a fund which "tracks" the FTSE All-Share Index
until 2020 could provide a handsome gift for your son.
For the six months to February 28, the investment company's total return was negative 4.2% compared to a negative 3.7% generated by the FTSE All-Share Index
, its benchmark.
If an investor had, for example, invested in the FTSE All-Share index
in August 1996, the investment would have generated a return of 164.3 per cent over the 15-year period.
Shares in Yell Group surged by 15.9% and was the highest riser in the FTSE All-Share Index
. Yell, the provider of digital and print services, announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft.
The index is down 14.6% so far this year, under-performing a 2.2% fall in the FTSE All-Share index