FTSE 100 suffers worst year since financial crisis

“The factors which worked against the FTSE-100 in 2020 – the pandemic, a deep recession and Brexit – will start to fade into the background, giving corporate profits, dividends and employment a chance to bounce back,” said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell.

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