UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) At Risk of Another Crash in 2020

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) At Risk of Another Crash in 2020

$FTSE #UKFTSE100 #FTSE100 #UK #Index #Trading #Markets UK FTSE 100Ticker: .FTSEPrice: 6049.92 UK FTSE News The FTSE 100 ended the Thursday session down 28 points, 0.5%, at 6,049.9. The FTSE 250 closed 30 points lower, 0.2%, at 17,765.3. The slip followed a unanimous decision from the Bank of England to hold interest rates at 0.1%, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Technical Indicators Remain Neutral

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Technical Indicators Remain Neutral

$FTSE #UKFTSE100 #FTSE100 #UK #Index #Trading #Markets UK FTSE 100Ticker: .FTSEPrice: 6104.73 UK FTSE News FTSE 100 index raced Monday to a positive close, joining global indices in heading higher. Britain’s index of leading shares closed up over 102 points, or 1.71% at 6,104. Midcap FTSE 250 also went higher, adding over 107 points to […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Weighed Down by Escalating Cases Around the World

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Weighed Down by Escalating Cases Around the World

$FTSE #UK #Stocks #FTSE100 #StockMarket The FTSE 100 opened flat today after chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £30bn of extra financial firepower to assist the United Kingdom economy recover from coronavirus. The UK index barely moved after yesterday’s 0.55 per cent drop, that left it at 6,156 points. By 8.30am the FTSE 100 had turned red, falling […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing London stocks were set to edge lower on Tuesday as investors continue to mull the loosening of lockdown restrictions in the UK and abroad.The FTSE 100 was called to open 12 points lower at 5,927. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea “The pound sold […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares?

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares?

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares? The FTSE 100 index has traditionally been thought to contain the UK’s safest equity investments. But year–to-date, its value has fallen 23%. The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented shift in global economies, initiating major volatility in financial markets. Increase stock exposure, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures European stocks rose on Thursday 9 April, as investors continued to focus on signs of a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic and the Bank of England moved to directly support UK government spending. The FTSE 100 rose 2.3% in London at the open […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care Last night UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will deputise for the Prime Minister where needed as he receives treatment. Despite this concerning news, markets have continued their rally […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow UK shares gained on Monday as investors cheered signs of slowing coronavirus-related deaths in the hotspots of western Europe. The blue-chip FTSE 100 gained 2.9% by 0812 GMT, but was still underperforming its European peers, weighed down by news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall he FTSE 100 continued to struggle for meaningful momentum in late morning trade with the UK still firmly in lockdown and government failing to ramp up its coronavirus testing programme to plan. The UK yesterday saw its largest number of deaths since […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact London stock markets opened slightly up this morning amid faint hopes that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may have now passed for China. The FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest companies rose 35 points or 0.63 per cent to 5,489 in early trading today, although […]

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987 The FTSE 100 rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987 as investors panic over coronavirus. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months The FTSE 100 opened flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months. The index of Britain’s leading companies started the day in London at 5,510 where […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls UK banks warned to keep lending to firms UK banks have been told to keep lending to businesses to ensure that they do not collapse as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of England and the government warned on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares The FTSE 100 plunged 11 per cent on Thursday as the index suffered its worst session since the “Black Monday” stock-market crash in 1987. Stock markets tumbled across Europe after the World Health Organisation declared on Wednesday that […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares The FTSE 100 plunged 11 per cent on Thursday as the index suffered its worst session since the “Black Monday” stock-market crash in 1987. Stock markets tumbled across Europe after the World Health Organisation declared on Wednesday […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat The index tracking the UK’s largest companies had lost its earlier gains and had dropped to -0.02% as the Chancellor began speaking, and while turbulent throughout the speech, even poking its head into positive territory at +0.2%, the overall trend was downwards and it currently resides […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off The market seems to be entering a second stimulus phase, with fiscal measures now expected to come into play after monetary policy failed to lift market sentiment. The promise of action from US President Donald Trump has provided a boost globally, lifting the FTSE 100 back […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure The UK market watchdog wants big British public companies to disclose more about their exposure to climate risks – or tell investors why they can’t. The proposal from the Financial Conduct Authority is part of a growing effort by […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe The coronavirus outbreak is set to push the UK economy to the brink of recession in the coming months, Goldman Sachs has warned. In it’s most recent forecast the investment […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic Last Friday saw the index fall by more than four per cent, reaching the lowest level since the EU referendum results in 2016. Panicked trading meant the market tumbled as investors grew concerned about a potential recession in Europe. The reason markets were […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes UK stocks had a volatile Monday after surging on central bank stimulus hopes, before plummeting on warnings over global growth and then rising again as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund pledged financing for countries hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. US markets surged after […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow UK shares tumbled for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, as a U.S. warning to brace for a coronavirus pandemic raised fears of widespread disruptions to supply chains, while Rio Tinto became the latest company to flag a hit from the outbreak. The Anglo-Australian miner […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning London’s FTSE 100 slid to a two-week low on Tuesday, weighed down by a near 7% drop in financial heavyweight HSBC as traders sold stocks globally on the back of a earnings warning from tech giant Apple <AAPL.O> due to the coronavirus epidemic. The main […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover UK blue-chip stocks made marginal gains after two sessions in the red as China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic eased fears, while mid-cap Jupiter Fund Management (JUP) rose on news the fund group is buying Merian Global Investors. In a quiet day for global stock […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off The FTSE 100 has followed global stock markets higher as the number of new coronavirus cases in China slowed, while travel group TUI (TUI) soared on strong January bookings. The UK blue-chip index jumped 59 points, or 0.8%, to 7,506 after US […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound The FTSE 100 slid into the red as a week characterised by a significant rebound in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak finished with a stumble. The London top flight closed 38.09 lower at 7,466.7 at the end of trading on Friday. Connor Campbell, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll The FTSE 100 has edged higher, tentatively building on a recovery from Monday’s heavy sell-off sparked by fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China. The UK blue-chip index rose seven points to 7,488, but is still well short of the level traded on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength The FTSE 100 has rebounded from yesterday’s heavy sell-off, as a recovery rally gathered strength during the day. The UK blue-chip index closed 69 points, or 0.9% higher at 7,481, with stocks gaining a boost from a strong market open in the US. The Dow Jones rose […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread The FTSE 100 has tumbled 2.2% as fears over the coronavirus spread, after the death toll in China rose to 81 and the number of cases reported worldwide hit 2,744. The UK blue-chip index slumped 165 points, or 2.2%, to 7,421 wiping out all […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks Fears of the economic impact from a coronavirus contagion in China grew today, sending the UK stock market down nearly 1%. The FTSE 100 gave up 0.9% or 64 points to close at 7,507, its steepest grop in nearly two […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders The FTSE 100 closed lower after the strengthening pound pressed on the index following a bright morning driven by good performances from housebuilders. London’s top flight closed 38.78 points lower at 7,571.92 at the end of trading on Wednesday. It was a […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by sell-off as China virus spreads to markets The FTSE 100 suffered a widespread sell-off as markets were unnerved by the spread of a new deadly virus in China.  The UK’s main market followed Asian markets downward, shedding 1.2%, or 93 points, to trade near a two-week low at 7,558 […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lagging a fairly flat set of European indices through the session to close in the red Shares in veterinary-focused drug maker Dechra Pharmaceuticals slipped after it warned full-year results would be weighted towards the second half following supply problems that hit its first-quarter performance. In an update to the City, Dechra […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) climbs and pound falls ahead of US and China’s trade deal

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) climbs and pound falls ahead of US and China’s trade deal

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) climbs and pound falls ahead of US and China’s trade deal The FTSE 100 has risen, gaining a boost from the falling pound, ahead of a trade deal between the US and China set to be signed tomorrow. The UK blue-chip index rose 29 points, or 0.4%, to 7,646, as companies […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) pushes higher as markets rally on cooling global tensions

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) pushes higher as markets rally on cooling global tensions

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) pushes higher as markets rally on cooling global tensions The global markets rallied again on Thursday as tensions between the US and Iran continued to soften. Trading sentiment was increasingly bullish over the future for multinational stock after President Trump clarified on Wednesday evening that he wanted to avoid a full-on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steadies as U.S.-Iran fears ease; Brexit doubts hit midcaps

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steadies as U.S.-Iran fears ease; Brexit doubts hit midcaps

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steadies as U.S.-Iran fears ease; Brexit doubts hit midcaps London’s main index recouped almost all its earlier losses on Wednesday as markets hoped flaring tensions between the United States and Iran would not escalate further, while midcaps slipped as worries of a hard Brexit resurfaced. The FTSE 100 .FTSE ended roughly […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Edges Higher As US-Iran Concerns Cool

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Edges Higher As US-Iran Concerns Cool

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Edges Higher As US-Iran Concerns Cool London stocks got some respite on Tuesday after worries over heightened US-Iran tensions unnerved traders in the previous session. Wm Morrison Supermarkets was among the top performers in the FTSE 100 despite reporting a dip in sales, while Standard Life Aberdeen fell after receiving ratings […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls and gold hits seven-year high as Iran fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls and gold hits seven-year high as Iran fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls and gold hits seven-year high as Iran fears grow Mounting anxiety over the fallout from the US assassination of Iran’s general Qasem Soleimani pushed the UK stock market 1% lower with oil and gold making further advances. The FTSE 100 shed 74 points to 7,548, reversing Friday’s oil-led bounce, with […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged in the first trading session of the new decade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged in the first trading session of the new decade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged in the first trading session of the new decade Britain’s stock market indexes surged in the first trading session of the new decade, as investors welcomed China’s monetary policy easing and U.S. President Donald Trump set the date for sealing a Phase 1 trade deal with Beijing. The FTSE 100 […]

Will the UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) smash the 8,000 barrier this year? Some markets watchers think it’s on the cards

Will the UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) smash the 8,000 barrier this year? Some markets watchers think it’s on the cards

Will the UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) smash the 8,000 barrier this year? Some markets watchers think it’s on the cards The FTSE 100 index could smash through the 8000 mark for the first time this year, according to stock market experts. Having risen by 12.1 per cent in 2019 and 39.3 per cent in the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) ends 11-day run of growth as traders cash in

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) ends 11-day run of growth as traders cash in

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) ends 11-day run of growth as traders cash in The London Stock Exchange’s blue chip index ended its Christmas rally of 11 straight days of growth by turning red on Monday – the final full day’s trading in 2019. Analysts and experts predicted the downturn came as investors started cashing in […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains have been supported by a landslide victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British national election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains have been supported by a landslide victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British national election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains have been supported by a landslide victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British national election The FTSE 100 .FTSE was up by 0.4%, rising for the seventh straight session. Its gains have been supported by a breakthrough on a U.S.-China trade deal and a landslide victory for Prime […]

City enjoying ‘Boris bounce’ and US-China talks as UK (.FTSE) 100 soars

City enjoying ‘Boris bounce’ and US-China talks as UK (.FTSE) 100 soars

City enjoying ‘Boris bounce’ and US-China talks as UK (.FTSE) 100 soars The FTSE 100 soared more than 2% on Monday as investors continued to enjoy the election result and took comfort in the US and China taking the first tentative steps towards a new trade deal. By close of play, it was up 166 […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks hit record high after Boris Johnson wins Tory landslide

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks hit record high after Boris Johnson wins Tory landslide

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks hit record high after Boris Johnson wins Tory landslide Stock markets and the pound rose sharply on Friday after Boris Johnson’s Conservatives secured a resounding general election win.  The FTSE 250 index of mid-sized UK firms surged 4 per cent to an all-time high on hopes that Mr Johnson will swiftly […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as Trump tweets US close to ‘big deal’ with China

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as Trump tweets US close to ‘big deal’ with China

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as Trump tweets US close to ‘big deal’ with China The FTSE 100 has followed global stock markets higher after US president Donald Trump tweeted a trade deal with China was ‘very close’. The UK blue-chip index closed 57 points, or 0.8%, higher at 7,273 while in the US, the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lower as oil majors and Asia-exposed financials fell on China growth worries

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lower as oil majors and Asia-exposed financials fell on China growth worries

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lower as oil majors and Asia-exposed financials fell on China growth worries London’s exporter-heavy FTSE 100 inched lower on Monday as oil majors and Asia-exposed financials fell on China growth worries and as the pound strengthened, while a 72% slump in Tullow Oil single-handedly dragged down midcaps. The blue-chip index was […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades slightly lower amid sterling strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades slightly lower amid sterling strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades slightly lower amid sterling strength The FTSE 100 is trading down with just one week left before the UK goes to the polls in the general election on 12 December. The political parties enter their final week of campaigning, with the Conservatives leading in the polls. At 8.40am, the FTSE […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) optimism around the British election supports the mid-cap index

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) optimism around the British election supports the mid-cap index

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) optimism around the British election supports the mid-cap index London’s FTSE 100 ended a four-day losing run on Wednesday as a report that the United States and China were moving closer to a trade deal lifted demand for risky assets, while optimism around the British election supported the mid-cap index. Markets […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reverses, global markets fall as US hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reverses, global markets fall as US hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reverses, global markets fall as US hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs The FTSE 100 tumbled to a 10-day low after shedding 0.8% in the wake of US president Donald Trump ramping up his global trade war by reinstating tariffs on steel imports from Brazil and Argentina. The blue chip […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades lower on renewed US-China trade fears, Virgin Money soars

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades lower on renewed US-China trade fears, Virgin Money soars

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trades lower on renewed US-China trade fears, Virgin Money soars The FTSE 100 is trading lower as President Donald Trump signed into law a bill that favours the Hong Kong protestors. President Trump’s signing of the Human Rights and Democracy Act is likely to stir tensions with China just as the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits four-month high as Trump says China deal close

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits four-month high as Trump says China deal close

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits four-month high as Trump says China deal close The FTSE 100 has rallied to a four-month high after Donald Trump said the US was in the ‘final throes’ of trade negotiations with China. The UK blue-chip index rose 37 points, or 0.5%, to 7,440, its highest level since early August. Trump […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher on renewed hopes an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal may be clinched this year

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher on renewed hopes an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal may be clinched this year

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher on renewed hopes an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal may be clinched this year Britain’s FTSE 100 rose on Monday on renewed hopes an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal may be clinched this year while further signs the Conservatives are set to win an election next month drove mid-caps to their highest […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors focus on Brexit

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors focus on Brexit

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Investors focus on Brexit While the Dow Jones and DAX 30 look to economic data, the UK equity index will likely keep its eye on the political landscape. With Boris Johnson enjoying a comfortable lead, it looks as though the Prime Minister will retain control after the December 12 general election. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trade worries and global uncertainty continued to weigh

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trade worries and global uncertainty continued to weigh

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) trade worries and global uncertainty continued to weigh FTSE 100 index closed in the red on Thursday as Wall Street stocks also tumbled as trade worries and global uncertainty continued to weigh. The UK’s index of leading shares closed down around 31 points at 7,231 with defensive stocks making up the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls in broad-based sell-off on trade fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls in broad-based sell-off on trade fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls in broad-based sell-off on trade fears The FTSE 100 has fallen into the red amid a broad-based sell-off after US president Donald Trump said he would hike tariffs if no trade deal is reached with China. The UK blue-chip index fell 73 points, or 1%, to 7,251, with only a […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies on election hopes and China stimulus

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies on election hopes and China stimulus

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies on election hopes and China stimulus Election hopes continued to support UK shares as the FTSE 100 rallied, helped by safety technology company Halma (HLMA) soaring to the top of the index. The blue-chip index jumped 96 points, or 1.3%, to trade at 7,403 as prime minister Boris Johnson and […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors wait for another trade deal update

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors wait for another trade deal update

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors wait for another trade deal update The FTSE 100 index closed higher after a fairly subdued session on Tuesday with US stocks happy to consolidate around recent record levels awaiting more news on trade talks. At the close, the UK blue-chip index was up 18.39 points, or 0.3% at 7,388.08, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling FTSE 100 index closed up as US shares hit new record highs, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Shares stateside are reaching new peaks on hopes that the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) BoE in Focus, Election Polls Highlight Commanding Conservative Lead

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) BoE in Focus, Election Polls Highlight Commanding Conservative Lead

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) BoE in Focus, Election Polls Highlight Commanding Conservative Lead ollowing the largely weekly gain in 9-months for the FTSE 100, the index has seen a marginal pullback to be among the underperforming indices this week. A slight recovery in the Pound curbed further gains for the index as focus turns towards the UK […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors in Britain in a cautious mood as UK heads for election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors in Britain in a cautious mood as UK heads for election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) investors in Britain in a cautious mood as UK heads for election London stocks slipped on Tuesday as the prospect of a December general election put investors in Britain in a cautious mood, while heavyweight BP slid on lower profits. Market losses accelerated after a Reuters report that a “phase one” […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) On the Rise

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) On the Rise

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) On the Rise London’s exporter-heavy FTSE 100 jumped along with its European counterparts on strong French manufacturing data, while a sharp rise for AstraZeneca after a 2019 forecast upgrade and a slide in sterling amid Brexit woes also lent support. The blue-chip index climbed 0.9% to a near one-month high, taking […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits one-month high; Brexit tussle bogs down midcaps

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits one-month high; Brexit tussle bogs down midcaps

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hits one-month high; Brexit tussle bogs down midcaps Shares in domestically-focused UK firms eased on Wednesday as votes in parliament kept investors guessing on the final timing and shape of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, while the blue-chip FTSE 100 touched a near one-month high. The FTSE 100 climbed 0.7%, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) all eyes on Brexit showdown in Westminster

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) all eyes on Brexit showdown in Westminster

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) all eyes on Brexit showdown in Westminster The FTSE 100 closed up 48.85 points at 7212.49 and the pound was at $1.29.  In company news, Premier Inn owner Whitbread – which sold off Costa Coffee last year – has posted lower half-year profits as it said it was weighed down by […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steady after Boris Johnson’s bid to hold new Brexit vote rejected

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steady after Boris Johnson’s bid to hold new Brexit vote rejected

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) steady after Boris Johnson’s bid to hold new Brexit vote rejected The British pound traded flat on Monday after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied the possibility of trying to get his Brexit deal pushed through Parliament after a vote was frustrated over the weekend. The pound GBPUSD, +0.0231% flattened […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) outlook remain consolidatory and where the bulk of their respective indicators are neutral

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) outlook remain consolidatory and where the bulk of their respective indicators are neutral

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) outlook remain consolidatory and where the bulk of their respective indicators are neutral While the pound has been experiencing significant volatility, the FTSE 100’s movement has been relatively more sedate and range-bound, finishing lower for the week and undoing the week before’s gains. Both daily and weekly outlook remain consolidatory and […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes in red as Brexit talks continue

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes in red as Brexit talks continue

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes in red as Brexit talks continue FTSE 100 index closed in the red Wednesday as the strengthening pound hit the British blue-chip benchmark and its dollar earning members, while the Brexit clock continues to tick down. Footsie closed down 43.7 points at 7,167. Its midcap cousin and more UK focused […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares stumble as Brexit optimism fades

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares stumble as Brexit optimism fades

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares stumble as Brexit optimism fades A turbulent day on London’s markets meant that FTSE-listed stocks and sterling took a hit yesterday after optimism about a Brexit deal had buoyed traders at the end of last week. Companies exposed to the UK’s domestic economy were particularly affected as last week’s euphoria […]

Amid Brexit deal hopes, UK Plc outshines UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE)

Amid Brexit deal hopes, UK Plc outshines UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE)

Amid Brexit deal hopes, UK Plc outshines UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Hopes that Britain will seal a Brexit deal saw unloved London-listed companies with exposure to the domestic economy rise more than blue-chip stocks on Friday, for the first time since May, in a major reversal of fortunes. JP Morgan’s UK domestic plays index that […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) breaks lower from rising wedge formation

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) breaks lower from rising wedge formation

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) breaks lower from rising wedge formation The FTSE 100 slumped lower yesterday, with the index falling sharply from a rising wedge formation. This is in line with the wider bearish trend in play since late July. We have seen the price attempt to regain ground overnight, yet that is likely to be a […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) holds firm after defending 7000

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) holds firm after defending 7000

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) holds firm after defending 7000 The FTSE 100 continued to rally on Friday, building on Thursday’s recovery from 7000. If this marks a low, then intraday dips should continue to find buyers with an initial target of 7200 and then 7300. The bullish view remains in place unless the price drops back below […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts biggest drop for over 3 years as global growth, trade wars, Brexit, Trump worries create perfect storm

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts biggest drop for over 3 years as global growth, trade wars, Brexit, Trump worries create perfect storm

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts biggest drop for over 3 years as global growth, trade wars, Brexit, Trump worries create perfect storm The FTSE 100 index recorded its biggest one-day drop for more than three years as fears over the state of the US and global economies amid trade war concerns and intensifying Brexit worries created the perfect […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) endured its worst day since the Brexit vote

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) endured its worst day since the Brexit vote

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) endured its worst day since the Brexit vote Panicked traders wiped £63bn off the FTSE 100 as Britain’s blue chip index endured its worst day since the Brexit vote amid a global stock market sell-off. The FTSE 100 fell by 238 points, or 3.23pc, in its biggest drop since January 2016 […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) modestly lower as a slight rally by sterling outweighed the benefit from an early bounce by US stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) modestly lower as a slight rally by sterling outweighed the benefit from an early bounce by US stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) modestly lower as a slight rally by sterling outweighed the benefit from an early bounce by US stocks The FTSE 100 index ended modestly lower on Monday as a slight rally by sterling outweighed the benefit from an early bounce by US stocks. At the close, the UK blue chip index was […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Exporters Enjoy Pound Drop

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Exporters Enjoy Pound Drop

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Exporters Enjoy Pound Drop In a week that saw the Pound post its largest fall against the greenback since the beginning of August, UK exporters have been among the notable beneficiaries as the FTSE 100 outperforms its major counterparts. Alongside this, the index had been further underpinned following a shift in […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher despite slew of profit warnings

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher despite slew of profit warnings

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher despite slew of profit warnings London’s markets were strange to say: it’s rare of late to see movements so distinctly driven by individual stories, and less by broader trends. Either way, conditions were ideal for the FTSE, which touched its highest level since the start of August but couldn’t […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Impeachment threat hits stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Impeachment threat hits stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Impeachment threat hits stocks The FTSE 100 has fallen into the red, weighed down by political storms on both sides of the Atlantic, as US Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into president Donald Trump and prime minister Boris Johnson faced anger over his suspension of parliament was judged unlawful. The UK […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes weaker as pound rises on UK Supreme Court ruling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes weaker as pound rises on UK Supreme Court ruling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes weaker as pound rises on UK Supreme Court ruling The FTSE 100 index closed lower on Tuesday as the pound jumped higher following news the UK Supreme Court had ruled that prime minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. At the close, the UK blue chip index was off […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged to its highest in nearly a year

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged to its highest in nearly a year

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) surged to its highest in nearly a year Britain’s FTSE 100 surged to its highest in nearly a year on Monday, as shares of Just Eat and London Stock Exchange rallied on deal-related news, while exporter stocks benefited from a weaker pound amid heightened ‘no-deal’ Brexit fears. The main index .FTSE shot up […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Bank of England will decide on its interest rate Thursday

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Bank of England will decide on its interest rate Thursday

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Bank of England will decide on its interest rate Thursday Like the Fed, the Bank of England will decide on its interest rate Thursday. While no change is expected, the meeting will accompany an inflation report and commentary on the domestic economy. With Boris Johnson recently elected as the new UK […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) domestic-focused stocks remain out of favor

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) domestic-focused stocks remain out of favor

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) domestic-focused stocks remain out of favor The U.K. stock market has been a precarious place for investors since the referendum on leaving the European Union in mid-2016. Whether or not it gets any better this year largely depends on if the country’s new prime minister delivers on his campaign promises. As […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Boris Johnson to be Next UK Prime Minister

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Boris Johnson to be Next UK Prime Minister

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Boris Johnson to be Next UK Prime Minister The next Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a tough time from the off with his confirmation as the next Tory Leader likely to be met with more resignations from the Conservative party (Philip Hammond and David Gauke to resign). That said, the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) focus turns to central bank meetings and the outcome of the Conservative leadership election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) focus turns to central bank meetings and the outcome of the Conservative leadership election

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) focus turns to central bank meetings and the outcome of the Conservative leadership election The FTSE 100 lost some momentum as Monday’s session drew to a close, with early gains eroded, as focus turns to central bank meetings and the outcome of the Conservative leadership election. The FTSE 100 index closed […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks weaken as Fed rate cut hopes fade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks weaken as Fed rate cut hopes fade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks weaken as Fed rate cut hopes fade London’s FTSE 100 ended in the red on Monday as markets remained subdued on dampened hopes of a hefty rate cut by the U.S. central bank, while tobacco stocks jumped on Imperial Brands’ buyback and dividend revision plans. UK blue-chip index edged 0.1% […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies into key resistance to negate downtrend

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies into key resistance to negate downtrend

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies into key resistance to negate downtrend The FTSE 100 has managed to rally into the key 7237 resistance level this week, breaking out from the trend of lower highs that have been in place throughout the past fortnight. That move points towards a heightened possibility that we could have further upside to […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) mood remained wary and dull earnings updates kept a lid on gains

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) mood remained wary and dull earnings updates kept a lid on gains

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) mood remained wary and dull earnings updates kept a lid on gains Britain’s FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday as investors welcomed indications from Washington that it and Beijing could be closer to a trade deal, though the mood remained wary and dull earnings updates kept a lid on gains. The […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) MPs are back today after the Easter break and cross-party Brexit talks resume

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) MPs are back today after the Easter break and cross-party Brexit talks resume

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) MPs are back today after the Easter break and cross-party Brexit talks resume The FTSE 100 closed up 0.85 per cent, or 63.19 points, at 7,523.07, lifted by the likes of BP and Royal Dutch Shell, which benefited from rising oil prices.  Oil prices have continued to soar to more than […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) found itself off its six-month highs

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) found itself off its six-month highs

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) found itself off its six-month highs Shares tumbled as much as 40% at one stage as it said this will knock profit margins, which, together with changes to premium renewal prices and investment in new products, will see underlying pre-tax profits slump up to 42% in 2019-20. It is now pencilling […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK Services PMI marks worst month since Brexit referendum

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK Services PMI marks worst month since Brexit referendum

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK Services PMI marks worst month since Brexit referendum FTSE 100 closed higher while Wall Street shares gained on Wednesday as Brexit rumblings continued. Among top risers on Footsie were big housebuilders on hopes of a ‘softer’ UK departure from the EU. Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW.) was top dog, adding 4.35% to 187.05. Persimmon (LON: PSN) […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) equities got a lift from the pound’s downturn and from buoyant miners

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) equities got a lift from the pound’s downturn and from buoyant miners

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) equities got a lift from the pound’s downturn and from buoyant miners The FTSE 100 made the expected solid start to the week as the pound took a tumble, bolstered as well by strength in commodity plays.  in early trading, the blue-chip index was up 56 points (0.8%) at 7,160, with […]