FTSE 100 Results Week 1

News of where entrants started and how they fared in the first period of trading


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Our second FTSE 100 competition of the year got under way on 1st September.  All entrants portfolio choices were valued on that date and success or otherwise will be measured against that starting figure. This is the first weekly update.

When we set entry prices on 1st August the FTSE 100 index stood at 7032.30. On 1st September it sat at 7149.34 and at close of business on 9th September the index stood at 7029.20. As a consequence it is not a surprise that even though 57 of our 76 entrants started with more than their original £50000, the current values now reveal just 42 in positive positions but only 11 show gains since 1st September.

Heading the leaderboard after the first period of trading is The Medic with a gain of £708 since 1st September, closely followed by Captain Slow with Martin King and Zona Paton third and fourth.  At the other end of the table kenco2 and Ian Grieve have seen hefty slides by their choices but we know from previous competitions that positions can change drastically over the 13 weeks of our contest.


The most popular buys by our entrants are 

Rolls Royce plc

Diageo plc

Sainsbury’s plc

GlaxoSmithKline plc 

AstraZeneca plc

Rio Tinto plc


Five shares got no supporters! They were Intermediate Capital Group, Pershing Square Holdings, Sage Group, Severn Trent and Smiths Group. 


The best performers in the FTSE 100 since 1st September have been:-

  1. Rightmove (+6.4%)
  2. Melrose Industries (+5.3%)
  3. B&M European (+4.8%)
  4. Smith (DS) (+4.3%)
  5. Experian (+4.1%)

Construction companies were amongst the biggest losers over the same period:-

  1. International Consolidated Airlines (-8.8%)
  2. BHP Group (-8.2%)
  3. Taylor Wimpey (-8.1%)
  4. Barratt Developments (-7.6%)
  5. Persimmon plc (-6.8%)

Return for the following weekly reports up until 30th November 2021

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