Chinese Trade Fears Spill Into Weekend

Friday, 2 November: Markets looked to end the week on a positive note after a bumper session in Asia which saw the Hang Seng close over 4% higher and the Nikkei achieve 2.5% gains to close the week. London shares remained higher for most of the session until tailing off later in the afternoon once…

BT Performance Picks Up

Thursday, 1 November: After a relatively strong close to a very tough month for global markets momentum quickly disappeared as we began November. After Wall Street managed to continue the Halloween rally, the NASDAQ most impressive with a 2% jump, Asian shares endured a typically mixed session. Beginning the new month usually spurs investors to…

Halloween Yields Treats for FTSE

Wednesday, 31 October: Despite the nature of today there were no hiding behind pillow moments for traders (on the whole). The FTSE imitated the strong session seen in the US and Asia yesterday and overnight, with investor fears generally seeming to ease as corporate earnings news dominated headlines. In the latest update from Next, investors…

Mike Ashley Looks to Re-Cycle Evans

Tuesday, 30 October: At the opening bell the FTSE 100 remained indecisive after mixed global fortunes, assorted earnings and further budget fallout culminated in the failure to push direction. Following the Chancellor’s final budget before Brexit in which he triumphantly stated ‘austerity is finally coming to an end’ many are still trying to evaluate the…

Warpaint London Unable to Gloss Over the UK

To begin the week the FTSE 100 managed to climb back above 7,000 after climbing 1.25% on the day. European markets broadly traded in positive territory today, despite a mixed session across Asia this morning. On the day focus surrounded the Chancellor’s final budget announcement before Brexit this afternoon, but there was a small amount…

We’re Intu the Money

Friday, 5th October: It was a downbeat end to the week for global markets, as European shares followed a poor Asian session overnight. The FTSE closed 1.35% lower, hit from a fall in the oil price and resilience in the strength of the pound. During September Russia and Saudi Arabia increased output which sent the…