UK Car Production in Reverse

Thursday, 30 January: Today’s market opened lower, poised before the Bank of England’s interest rate decision at midday. Investors had the call on whether to hold or cut rates as very close, and as we mentioned yesterday either way could’ve promoted some significant movements in sterling. Across Asia this morning markets saw further heavy losses,…

Northern Derail

Wednesday, 29 January: The Coronavirus has made it a tough end to the month for global markets.  Today provided some respite, allowing investors to at least pause and closely monitor the latest news headlines with regards to the situation. Luckily no major fuel was added to an already dangerous fire, causing many major European bourses…

Amigo-ing?

Monday, 27th January: In very relatable fashion, the FTSE 100 really struggled today. Monday’s are tough. January Monday’s are tougher. And as we accept January is seemingly never going to end, with pay day as far away as Brexit deal, today has been extra tough. So whether today’s sell-off was January blues (unlikely) or due…

Upbeat Sterling Slows Down FTSE

Wednesday, 22nd January: The FTSE 100 opened 0.17% higher this morning, but the gains were only brief as the index spent the majority of the second half of the day in red. Berkeley Group was at the top of the index in the morning, up more than 5.0% following the news that they were to…

Rate Cut Unlikely After Employment Data

Tuesday, 21st January: The FTSE 100 dropped more than 1.0% at one point in the morning due to the concerns surrounding the deadly coronavirus in China which had a direct impact on the Asian markets as it was confirmed that it had already caused four deaths so far that people are aware of, and has…

Blue-Chip Leaves Pearson Behind

Monday, 16th December: The blue-chip index started off the week soaring once again on last week’s momentum including the trade deal between the US and China which is anticipated to have a greater impact on the blue-chip index opposed to the mid-cap index. During the first half of the trading day only four stocks were…