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7 Successful Stock Market Strategies: Using market valuation and momentum systems to generate high long-term returns by Glenn Martin

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PART B.SEVEN STRATEGIES

Chapter 4. Strategy 1 – Long-Term Investment In The FTSE 100

This strategy and the next one, Long-term Investment in the FTSE 250, are the simplest strategies to execute and require the least effort. They are only suitable for long-term investment of at least five years since, in the short term, there can be sharp falls in the price of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.

This is clear from figure 14, which shows FTSE 100 share price fluctuations. Indeed, had you invested in the FTSE 100 at its all-time closing high of 6930 on 30 December 1999, you would have had to wait seven years for your investment, including net reinvested dividends, to surpass in value your original investment.

So far, nearly 15 years later, the December ...

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