UK Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns

Updated at Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:30:10 -0500
Country: UK (updated daily) check out Global Overview for detailed methodology.

Ratio of total market cap over GDP: Maximum - 205%; Minimum - 47%; current - 122%
Expected future annual return: 9.9%

ETF Used for dividend yield: EWU (Yield=3.4%)
Market Index used: FTSE 100 index
Current Annual GDP: $3,095 billion US dollars or 1,853 in billions of national currency (GDP in Local Current Prices Annual Growth=3.31%)
Data since year 1972

UK Historical GDP Growth

Historical GDP of UK in billions of national currency. The GDP in local current prices has grown at the annual rate of 3.31% over the past 8 years. Please note this growth rate includes the effect of price inflation and it is NOT the real GDP growth rate. Current Annual GDP: $3,095 billion US dollars or 1,853 in billions of national currency.

UK GDP (Billion, National Currency)

Historical Stock Market Cap

Historical total market of UK in billions of national currency. This value is normalized using the data published by WorldBank. FTSE 100 index is used for the normalization. Represents about 80% of total market index in UK, back to 1982. Use total market cap number of 1.8 trillion pounds as of June 30, 2011 to normalize FTSE All share index to total market cap.

UK Total Market Cap (Billion, National Currency)

Historical Ratio of Total Market Cap over GDP (%)

The current ratio of total market cap over GDP for UK is 122%. The historical high was 205%; the historical low was 47%. If we assume that the ratio will reverse to the historical mean of 120% over the next 8 years, the contribution to expected annual return is 3.22%. This is the detailed historical chart of the ratio.

UK Ratio of Total Market Cap over GDP (%)


The stock market of UK is expected to return 9.9% a year for the coming years. This is from the contribution of economic growth in local current prices: 3.31%, Dividend Yield: 3.4% and valuation reverse to the mean 3.22%.

This is the projected return of the stock market in UK relative to other countries. Click on each bar in the chart to go to other countries:

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