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Index in focus: FTSE 100 outperformance intact, key levels to watch

The current market environment has been a near “perfect storm” scenario for the types of stocks in the FTSE index holds!

March 1, 2022 02:06 AM
    • FTSE 100
    • Indices
    • Russia Ukraine conflict
    • Russia

    BP to exit Russian State Owned Rosneft Stake

    If there is one positive from Russia's attack on Ukraine, it has been how Putin's needless act of aggression has managed to unite a previously fragmented association of countries and their people into a global coalition fighting for Ukraine.

    February 28, 2022 11:53 AM
      • US Crude Oil
      • UK Crude Oil
      • Crude Oil
      • BP
      • Stocks
      • FTSE 100
      • FTSE

      European Open: FTSE bulls eye break of January 2020 high

      Whilst European futures have opened lower, US futures indices are posting gains which provides a glimmer of hope for the bull camp.

      February 14, 2022 03:24 PM
        • Forex
        • Commodities
        • Indices
        • Equities
        • Trade Ideas
        • FTSE
        • FTSE 100
        • FTSE 350

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        European Open: 2020 high appears within easy reach for the FTSE 100

        Whether the FTSE can tap that level today remains to be seen, but we can say the 2020 high is within a day’s average daily range away.

        February 10, 2022 05:14 PM
          • Trade Ideas
          • Forex
          • Indices
          • FTSE
          • FTSE 100
          • EUR/GBP

          European Open: USD/JPY and FTSE look set to challenge recent highs

          Weak data form Japan sent the yen broadly lower which could bode well for some breakouts. And the FTSE is within striking distance of hitting a new YTD.

          February 8, 2022 04:35 PM
            • Trade Ideas
            • Forex
            • Indices
            • USD/JPY
            • FTSE
            • FTSE 100

            Index in focus: FTSE 100 at post-pandemic highs

            The FTSE100 closed yesterday at its highest level since the pandemic began - where will the widely-followed index go next?

            January 19, 2022 03:31 AM
              • FTSE 100
              • Indices
              • Stock indices
              • Technical Analysis

              What does Plan B mean for UK markets?

              The UK government could be about to trigger Plan B and unleash a new wave of restrictions. We look at how markets are responding and explain how to prepare.

              December 8, 2021 11:59 PM
                • Shares market
                • GBP
                • FTSE
                • FTSE 100
                • Equities
                • Trade Ideas
                • Technical Analysis
                • Coronavirus

                European Open: Japan Floats Record Stimulus Package

                Far exceeding original estimates, Japan’s ¥56 trillion package will be its highest on record if approved.

                November 19, 2021 04:30 PM
                  • Trade Ideas
                  • Forex
                  • Indices
                  • fiscal stimulus
                  • FTSE
                  • FTSE 100
                  • GBP
                  • GBP CHF
                  • UK retail sales

                  European Open: AU CPI Beats, Asian Equities Lower, FTSE Breaks Out

                  The Australian dollar remained the dominant currency as inflation entered RBA’s 2-3% target band for the first time (in what feels like) forever.

                  October 27, 2021 04:26 PM
                    • Trade Ideas
                    • Forex
                    • Commodities
                    • Indices
                    • FTSE
                    • FTSE 100

                    European Open: Evergrande Coughs Up, Flash PMI’s in Focus

                    Another day, another bullet dodged by the troubled Property Developer Evergrande. With a slight risk-on tone, focus now shifts to Flash PMI data for Europe and the US.

                    October 22, 2021 04:20 PM
                      • Trade Ideas
                      • Forex
                      • Commodities
                      • Indices
                      • FTSE
                      • FTSE 100
                      • PMI
                      • Manufacturing PMI
                      • Services PMI

                      European Open: Social Democrats Narrowly Win German Election

                      After a very close contest, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowly won the German election, putting them in power for the first time in 16 years. Well, kind of.

                      September 27, 2021 11:14 AM
                        • FTSE 100
                        • Indices
                        • Forex
                        • Commodities
                        • WTI
                        • Brent
                        • AUD
                        • JPY

                        European Open: Brent breaks $77, FTSE on Track for Bullish Week

                        Oil prices remained firm overnight, which saw WTI and brent touch new multi-week high. Yet with key resistance overhead, we may see a retracement ahead of the weekend.

                        September 24, 2021 11:27 AM
                          • FTSE 100
                          • Indices
                          • Forex
                          • Commodities
                          • GBP
                          • EUR
                          • WTI
                          • Brent

                          European Open: Remember Evergrande? It Just Rallied 33%

                          That’s no typo either. At time of writing the Chinese Property Developer, which struck markets with fears of contagion this week, is on track for its best day ever.

                          September 23, 2021 11:46 AM
                            • FTSE 100
                            • Indices
                            • Forex
                            • Commodities
                            • GBP
                            • EUR
                            • WTI
                            • Brent

                            European Open: Sentiment Lifted on PBOC Injection and Evergrande Bond Payment

                            The Peoples Bank of China (POBC) helped to soothe Evergrande concerns by pumped around $120 billion into financial markets today.

                            September 22, 2021 10:30 AM
                              • FTSE 100
                              • Indices
                              • Forex
                              • Commodities
                              • GBP
                              • WTI

                              Two trades to watch: FTSE, WTI oil

                              FTSE rebounds led higher by travel stock as the transatlantic route is set to re-open. WTI finds support from tight US supply and looks to API data later.

                              September 21, 2021 02:17 PM
                                • Crude Oil
                                • FTSE 100

                                European Open: Trudeau Re-Elected, Selling Pressures Subside

                                Justin Trudeau is on track to win a third term, although it remains unclear whether the Liberals can form a majority government.

                                September 21, 2021 10:04 AM
                                  • FTSE 100
                                  • Indices
                                  • Forex
                                  • Commodities
                                  • GBP
                                  • WTI

                                  European Open: Asian Markets Trade Lower as Evergrande Falls 18%

                                  Bears controlled the overnight session ahead of a busy week of central bank meetings and economic data, as China’s second largest property group fell nearly 20%.

                                  September 20, 2021 10:53 AM
                                    • FTSE 100
                                    • Indices
                                    • Forex
                                    • Commodities
                                    • GBP

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                                    European Open: The Swissy Probes June’s High, UK Retail Sales Up Next

                                    The Swissy (USD/CHF) enjoyed its most bullish day in 3-month yesterday, and just the June high stands in its way of an extended run (if consumer sentiment allows).

                                    September 17, 2021 11:21 AM
                                      • FTSE 100
                                      • Indices
                                      • Forex
                                      • Commodities
                                      • GBP
                                      • WTI
                                      • USD
                                      • CHF
                                      • Retail Sales

                                      How to trade FTSE 100 stocks

                                      The FTSE 100 is one of the most globally recognised indices, listing 100 of the UK’s largest companies. As the economy recovers from the pandemic, investors are identifying many trading opportunities in these stocks. So, what are FTSE 100 stocks and how can you trade them?

                                      September 16, 2021 02:00 PM
                                        • FTSE 100
                                        • Indices
                                        • Stocks
                                        • Insights

                                        What is the most expensive stock in the world?

                                        When we talk about expensive shares, it’s names like Amazon, Apple and Tesla that are often thrown around. However, the most highly priced shares in the world might just surprise you! Take a look at the most expensive shares per region.

                                        September 15, 2021 03:07 PM
                                          • Equities
                                          • FTSE 100
                                          • Stocks
                                          • Insights

                                          Two trades to watch: FTSE, WTI oil

                                          FTSE extends losses bringing key support into focus. WTI oil looks to EIA stock pile data

                                          September 15, 2021 12:38 PM
                                            • Crude Oil
                                            • FTSE 100

                                            European Open: Weak China Data Weighs on Sentiment

                                            A slew of data for China missed the mark to send equity markets across the region low, and send inflows into the Japanese yen as a safety play.

                                            September 15, 2021 10:24 AM
                                              • FTSE 100
                                              • Indices
                                              • Forex
                                              • Commodities
                                              • GBP
                                              • EUR
                                              • WTI
                                              • Brent

                                              Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

                                              FTSE edges higher after steep losses last week. EURUSD trades under pressure as US inflation concerns & German election fears loom.

                                              September 13, 2021 12:37 PM
                                                • FTSE 100
                                                • EUR
                                                • USD