Mitchells & Butlers Have Happy Hour

Thursday, 23 May: The same themes ran through Thursday that got the ball rolling on Monday, and to be quite frank they’ve been running themes for too long now. Trade fears caused the majority of global bourses to lose ground today with risk firmly off the table. Typical safe havens were in favour and the…

Pets at Home Bitten By Online Competition

Wednesday, 22 May: The FTSE was helped this morning by a lower pound that propped the index higher, by around 0.4%. The pound hit near 4-month lows versus major currencies which typically boosts international earners and thus helping the index. During the afternoon, increased political tensions following PMQs as well as focus on minutes from…

Huawei Man, Give Us A Break

Tuesday, 21st May: Quite frankly as we have seen with trade disputes before, especially when concerning such erratic players in their respective discussions, sentiment changes like the wind. At times investors sometimes muster up optimism or a change of tune in order to remind themselves there’s more going on. But given the enormity of the…

Turbulence Continues For Airlines

Monday, 20th May: European bourses began the week lower today as trade concerns refused to subside. The FTSE opened around 0.6% lower and there was little stimulus from there, with the index eventually finishing Monday 0.5% lower. Japan’s Nikkei was one of the best performing markets today, rising 0.9% after GDP figures surprised the market…

Amazon Take A Stake In Deliveroo

Friday, 17th May: Just Eat were at the bottom of the FTSE 100 today due to no fault of their own, but because of news which emerged of rival Deliveroo being given a helping hand by Amazon in exchange for a stake in the company. As a result, Just Eat were down more than 9.0%…

Can Tisci Transform Burberry?

Thursday, 16th May: Burberry release their preliminary results for the full fiscal year today, which failed to impress the market. The luxury retailer, well-known for their iconic tartan print which had a successful re-vamp under the control of Angela Ahrendts in 2006 took a different route in the most recent seasons in the hands of…