Roller Coaster Of Emotions For FTSE

Thursday, 22nd August: The FTSE 100 absolutely could not make its mind up this week. Monday it was up, Tuesday it was down, Wednesday it was back up, and Thursday it was down again. I’m sure there’s a way to incorporate Craig David Seven Days into that, but I’ll leave the quirky blogs to my…

Manage Your Portfolio Like a Football Team

The football season is back, which is a godsend for some and a nightmare for others. But it has prompted us to refresh an article we produced a few years ago drawing comparisons between portfolio and football team management. So, at least when you’re forced to sit through boring talks about 4-4-2 and why Steve…

Brexit Gridlock Puts Pound In Headlock

Wednesday, 21st August: Pressure on the pound on Wednesday caused the blue-chip index to reverse all of the damage which was inflicted upon it on Tuesday as a result of political tensions. Sterling fell against the dollar and euro today as Brexit continued to dominate the news, as France threatened a £39 billion bill if…

Supermarkets Troublesome Tuesday

Tuesday, 20th August: Fresh data this morning showed a mellow performance in the latest 12-week period by the group of dominant grocers in the UK. Sales were flat during the period and the big four continued to lose market share to Aldi and Lidl, as well as online grocer Ocado. One of the reasons the…

FTSE 350 Unopened at the Open

Friday, August 16: The FTSE 350 failed to open until 9.40am following a technical glitch at the London Stock Exchange. FTSE AIM and FTSE All-share indices were unaffected by the technical hitch, whilst continental equities posted strong gains at the open following on from bullish trading in China. China closed out trade in a positive…

Trade Tensions Topple FTSE 100

Thursday, August 15: The FTSE 100(-1.13%) opened the day lower as global slowdown worries weighed on miners Evraz(-5.31%), Anglo American(-4.88%), and Antofagasta(-3.12%) following a read across from FTSE 250 miner Kaz Minerals(-15.28%). Kaz Minerals noted an uncertain short term outlook citing geopolitics and concerns regarding a slowdown in China. The miner said it was on…