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Belfast school on a High


The first (almost) full week of trading of the new year on the London Stock Exchange got off to a positive start with the FTSE 350 index of leading companies up by over 1.3% as investors celebrated the beginning of another year.

Belfast High School has stormed back to the top of the table with a 4% increase over the week with last week's leaders St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint slipping down to fourth.

Malone College find themselves back up to second after a good week's performance, just edging out Bangor Academy into third.

The top positions are currently changing on a weekly basis so in reality any team could yet gain top spot when the competition comes to a close.

The competition still has five weeks to run and the end of January will provide the teams with a final opportunity to make changes to the composition of their investment portfolios.

Overall, the FTSE 350 index has increased by 2.5% since the competition got underway back in mid-October.

Brian Craig is the Senior Investment director at Investec Wealth and Investment Ltd