The FTSE All Share index, representing the performance of all of the eligible companies listed on the London Stock Exchange has finished the week at 2,856.45, an increase of 31.72 points (1.12%) on the day and 195.27 points (7.34%) higher than its 2,661.18 opening value at the start of the week.
So far this year the FTSE All Share index, which accounts for approximately 98% of the UK’s market capitalisation, has gone down 206.40 points (6.74%) from its’ opening price of 3062.85 at the start of trading on 4th January 2011.
The FTSE All-Share Index is considered to be the best performance measure of the overall
London equity market. Over the last 52 weeks the FTSE All Share index has fluctuated between 2,494 and 3,171.