Beware the apples and pears comparison. The index is simply a straight line, in that it does not include dividend yields. The current index level is without nearly 14 years of dividend growth. Secondly, the FTSE 100 is reshuffled on a quarterly basis and so today's FTSE 100 looks almost totally different to the one of December 1999.
With the FTSE 100 happily sitting at its highest level since 2000, there will be some who are wondering whether this rally has got ahead of economic fundamentals
There appears to be no stopping the surge higher for equities ... However, with many of the main indexes looking dangerously overbought we are probably overdue a correction. 6700 for the FTSE 100 index will be the key number to watch for U.K. investors in the coming sessions as they will be hoping any pullback to this level will attract a new wave of investors and set the scene for another move higher.More quotes »
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