May the force be with you

Tuesday, January 15: It was, as expected, a volatile day for London shares. Ahead of the key Brexit vote that will take place after the close of play today, investors have been doing some last-minute positioning for what they believe will be the eventual outcome. The problem is the continual swings in momentum and never…

Goals Miss Target, with bars in need of Cuban Revolution

Monday, January 14: Given the crunch week for Brexit bringing the topic back to the forefront, the FTSE was unsurprisingly pushed lower to begin the week. We will try and leave the current parliamentary ‘pickle’ out as much as possible, as we’re sure that we’re all in the same well-informed but utterly perplexed boat. Fears…

Flybe Loses Altitude as Rumoured Brexit Delays Lift Pound

Friday, January 11: London commenced the day in the green before fading into the red as day progressed, prompted by stronger sterling on account of reports that the departure from the EU will be delayed past the initial March 29 date according to cabinet ministers. The sentiment hit the exporter heavy FTSE 100 which closed…

Tesco Triumphs in Christmas Trading as Card Factory Falters

Thursday, January 10: Markets stuttered overnight in Asia, though the FTSE 100(+0.52%) managed to eke out a gain despite any specific news with respect to US-China talks. Tesco outperformed the market with a 2.2% increase in sales as the British Retail Consortium declared that total retail sales were flat for the month of December and…

Ted & Taylor Lift UK Indices

Wednesday, January 9: A strong overnight performance from Asian bourses put markets on course to close in the green on consecutive days as investors were enthused by signs of progress in US-China trade talks. Trade negotiations persisted longer than initially expected as officials announced that details would be released soon, raising investor hopes that an…

Grocer Data Sparks Retail Revival

Tuesday, January 8: markets marched into the green across the globe, lifted by hopes of a US-China trade deal as talks continued overnight in Beijing(FTSE 100: +0.74%). Whilst in the UK, positive Kantar market data for supermarket retailer Tesco led a retail revival, despite Christmas trading results from Morrisons indicative of increasing pressure from discount…