FTSE 100 hits 7,000: The historical graph which charts the highs and lows of Britain's blue-chip index

FTSE 100
The FTSE 100 has finally hit 7,000 (Source: Getty)

It's finally done it: having peaked in 1999, and then again last month, the FTSE 100 has finally achieved the unachievable, breaching the hallowed 7,000 mark, proving a "psychological barrier" really is just a figment of the imagination.

Since its 1999 peak, the index has yo-yoed, weathering 9/11 before bouncing back, then plummeting again as the financial crisis took hold.

This chart pulls together the close prices from all the benchmark's biggest days - from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the power of Bank of England governor Mark Carney's hints at putting off a rate rise.

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