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What is the dividend yield of the FTSE 100?

The table below lists the historical dividend yields & annual total returns of the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 & FTSE All-Share indices. The current dividend yield of the FTSE 100 is 3.65% (Jan 1st, 2023), which is slightly higher than the historical average yield. The corresponding yield of the All-Share index is 3.60%.

Should you invest in the FTSE 100?

The report considers the highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100 and can be a good place to start when looking for investments . This figure has been downgraded from earlier forecasts thanks to fears of a recession, rising interest rates and weakness in commodity prices.

What happened to FTSE 100 pre-tax profit forecasts in 2022?

“Aggregate FTSE 100 pre-tax profit forecasts rose sharply in the first half of 2022, from £236 billion to £271 billion, only to then tumble back to £226 billion, as oil and metal prices subsided, input costs rose and financial companies cleaned house and marked assets to market.”

When does FTSE Russell REBASE the index?

FTSE Russell rebases the index to 0 at the start of the first trading day following the third Friday in December of each year. The indexes within the FTSE UK Index Series — the FTSE All-Share®, FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and other indexes — have served as a measure of the UK’s stock market and as a gauge of the health of the country’s economy for decades.

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