UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) weighed by a strengthening pound as Brexit deal hopes lifted the UK currency

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) weighed by a strengthening pound as Brexit deal hopes lifted the UK currency

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) weighed by a strengthening pound as Brexit deal hopes lifted the UK currency FTSE 100 closed lower on Thursday weighed by a strengthening pound as Brexit deal hopes lifted the UK currency. The UK’s blue-chip index finished down 75.79 points at 7,128.18 The midcap FTSE 250 lost 2.43 to stand at […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) All eyes on Fed minutes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) All eyes on Fed minutes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) All eyes on Fed minutes FTSE 100 closed higher midweek as traders awaited the publications minutes from last month’s US Federal Reserve meeting. Traders hope the tone from the US monetary policy committee meeting will be towards a further easing of interest rates, rather than a tightening of policy, which is making […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains reverse as fears of further political turmoil in Italy rise

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains reverse as fears of further political turmoil in Italy rise

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains reverse as fears of further political turmoil in Italy rise It was a day of two halves for both currency and equity traders in the UK after the FTSE 100 reversed early gains to end 0.9pc lower at 7,125 points. The mid-cap FTSE 250 also slipped, ending 0.5pc lower at […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors remain cautious

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors remain cautious

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors remain cautious The FTSE 100 closed up 72.50 points at 7189.65 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar. Investors remain cautious as they continue to juggle a lethal cocktail of US-China trade wars, tensions in Hong Kong, a slowing global economy, uncertainty in Italy and Brexit.  Meanwhile, the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors rushed to sell-off risky assets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors rushed to sell-off risky assets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors rushed to sell-off risky assets London’s FTSE 100 was pushed into the red today by several heavyweight stocks that traded without dividend entitlement, while gains in gambling firm GVC and trading platform Plus500 helped the mid-cap index outperform. The FTSE 100 shed 0.3 per cent, as worries of an imminent […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbled to its lowest in more than two months after the yields on 10-year U.S. and UK government bonds fell

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbled to its lowest in more than two months after the yields on 10-year U.S. and UK government bonds fell

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbled to its lowest in more than two months after the yields on 10-year U.S. and UK government bonds fell Britain’s FTSE 100 tumbled to its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday after the yields on 10-year U.S. and UK government bonds fell below two-year equivalents for the first […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade FTSE 100 closed the day higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade. Britain’s blue-chip index clocked off 24.18 points higher at 7,250.90.  The mid-cap index FTSE 250  also rose – up […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surrendered early gains with Asia-focused shares particularly badly hit by worries over protests in Hong Kong

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surrendered early gains with Asia-focused shares particularly badly hit by worries over protests in Hong Kong

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surrendered early gains with Asia-focused shares particularly badly hit by worries over protests in Hong Kong London’s FTSE 100 surrendered early gains on Monday, with Asia-focused shares particularly badly hit by worries over protests in Hong Kong, while tour company Thomas Cook plunged after updating on its recapitalisation plans. The FTSE […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) threats to the global economy are brewing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) threats to the global economy are brewing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) threats to the global economy are brewing It is a tough time to be an investor right now. Even a quick glance at the business pages of any newspaper will tell you that threats to the global economy are brewing.  Donald Trump’s trade tariffs have sparked a full-blown trade war with China. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher as trader optimism appeared to bounce back

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher as trader optimism appeared to bounce back

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher as trader optimism appeared to bounce back FTSE 100 joined other global indices and headed higher on Thursday as trader optimism appeared to bounce back. The UK index of leading shares closed 87.20 points higher at 7,285. Elsewhere, the mid-cap FTSE 250 added over 196 points to stand at 19,137. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) still plenty of investor unease over the state of the global economy

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) still plenty of investor unease over the state of the global economy

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) still plenty of investor unease over the state of the global economy FTSE 100 closed higher on Wednesday, reversing yesterday’s loss, but there was still plenty of investor unease over the state of the global economy. Britain’s blue-chip benchmark closed up around 23 points on the day at 7,195. Yesterday, it […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for 6th straight day

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for 6th straight day

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for 6th straight day London’s FTSE 100 closed sharply lower on Tuesday, its sixth straight session in the red, bringing its losses to more than 5% since U.S. President Donald Trump announced more tariffs on Chinese exports, while poor results sent Rolls-Royce tumbling. The FTSE 100 , which suffered its […]