Technology Barometer — Q2 2014
After what had been an exceptional 2013, through which the index had rallied more than 40 per cent, the momentum of the Megabuyte Taylor Wessing (MBTW) All-Share slowed in the first quarter of 2014. That said, in line with previous quarters, the MBTW All-Share continued to outperform the wider market, which actually declined in the first three months of the year.
Following a double-digit return in the final three months of 2013, the MBTW All-Share posted a more subdued five per cent gain in the first quarter of 2014. However, despite its weaker performance, the MBTW All-Share continued to outperform the FTSE All-Share, which declined one per cent over the same period.
The weaker quarterly performance meant that annual returns eased back considerably, with the MBTW All-Share now 26.6 per cent ahead on a 12-month view, compared with 44.3 per cent just three months ago. Meanwhile, the FTSE All-Share has returned just 5.2 per cent on an annual basis…
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