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FTSE 100 Forecast Boosted by CPI and Crude Rally Ahead of Elections

The FTSE moved moderately higher after the UK’s inflation rate fell to the Bank of England’s 2% target ahead of for the central bank’s rate section on Thursday.

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June 19, 2024 10:00 PM

FTSE analysis: UK stocks extends rally on dovish BoE

Dovish BoE sends UK stocks higher and pound lower. Today also saw SNB cut rates while bets over ECB cuts increased on the back of poor PMI data. FTSE analysis shows a clear breakout and point to a new all time high.

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March 22, 2024 03:00 AM

FTSE analysis: UK stocks outperform as Chinese markets and commodities rally

UK stocks track Chinese markets and commodities higher. Rising commodity and precious metals prices should support mining stocks, plenty of which are constituents of the FTSE. Meanwhile, technical analysis suggests the UK stock index could finally join global rally.

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March 12, 2024 03:30 AM

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FTSE outlook positive despite weaker start

China’s export jump is a positive sign for demand. Rising commodity prices should support mining stocks in the FTSE. Meanwhile, technical outlook point higher for the UK index.

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March 7, 2024 11:00 PM

FTSE, China A50 analysis: Technical Tuesday - March 5, 2024

FTSE 100 attempts to join global rally, boosted by China's efforts to shore up its economy. China FTSE A50 analysis shows Chinese stocks are responding positively to needs China has set a 5% GDP target, which will needs policy support ‘from all fronts’

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FTSE analysis: Disparity between UK and European stocks grows larger

HSBC and Glencore shares drop on disappointing earnings, although the overall positive appetite for global stocks and China’s latest efforts to shore up its stock market keeps the FTSE’s downside limited, as attention turns to the upcoming earnings results from Nvidia after the close.

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February 22, 2024 12:00 AM
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FTSE outlook: UK stocks underperform again but future may be brighter

FTSE continues to underperform European and US markets, with new records or multi-year highs set for mainland European indices after S&P crossed 5K. Yet the FTSE was lower again. Still, UK stocks are at “record cheap” levels ahead of busy week of data.

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February 12, 2024 09:30 PM
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FTSE analysis: Banks and luxury stocks weigh ahead of key data

FTSE analysis: Why has UK 100 struggled? Top-tier Chinese, UK and US data could ignite much-needed momentum into the FTSE this week, as technical analysis suggests bulls may still be clinging on...

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January 15, 2024 11:30 PM

FTSE analysis: UK index looks to buck EU market weakness as oil climbs

Disappointing Eurozone data put some pressure on European indices on Thursday morning, following the sizeable rally in Europe and US the day before. This saw major European indices drop sharply this morning, led by a 2% fall in Spain’s Ibex. But the FTSE was holding its own relatively better, as rebounding crude oil helped to fuel a rally in energy stocks.

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January 9, 2024 10:30 PM

FTSE analysis: UK CPI gives stocks much-needed boost

CPI-related gains mostly given back by the FTSE, but expectations of a sooner-than-expected BoE rate cuts have been re-ignited, which could encourage dip-buyers. Indeed, technical analysis suggests bullish trend is well and truly underway for FTSE. Meanwhile, London-listed energy stocks could find support from crude oil, now up for 6th day.

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December 20, 2023 11:37 PM

FTSE and Pound analysis: BoE not so dovish after Fed pivot

The FTSE eased off from earlier highs on not-so-dovish BoE hold. The key takeaway point is that there was no pivot, with the BoE warning that there's still some way to go on inflation front. This implies tight policy for longer. GBP/USD extends post FOMC rally as BoE's "finely balanced" decision saw three dissenters voted for 25bps hike.

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December 14, 2023 11:30 PM

FTSE analysis: UK stocks poised for breakout as BoE rate cut bets increase

The under-performing FTSE managed to bounce modestly off its earlier lows as the pound fell after data showed the UK economy shrank more than expected, prompting traders to ramp up bets on Bank of England interest-rate cuts next year.

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December 13, 2023 11:00 PM

FTSE and crude oil analysis: Will rebound in oil finally lift UK index?

Can rebounding oil prices fuel rally in energy stocks like BP and Shell? FTSE technical analysis hints at potential recovery for UK index. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil rises above 200-day average ahead of OPEC meeting.


FTSE analysis: Time for UK to join global rally?

The ongoing stock market rally continues. With the US Thanksgiving holiday keeping trading on the quieter side today, the European markets edged higher. The DAX has now completely made back the entire losses it suffered between September and October. Other mainland European indices have similarly made strong gains, along with Wall Street. But frustratingly for the UK market, the FTSE has not shown much desire to go higher.

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November 25, 2023 03:00 AM

FTSE 100, DAX analysis: UK lags EU and US stock market recovery

After hitting a new all-time high in February, the FTSE has struggled to find any sustainable support, hurt by concerns over China, UK’s struggling economy and high interest rates across the world. But we have had some positive data out of China, the UK and US this week, which may mean the worst days are behind us.

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November 16, 2023 10:30 PM

FTSE 100 forecast: Inflation cooldown hits sterling and lifts stocks

UK inflation has cooled, sinking the pound, lifting stocks and raising hopes the Bank of England is almost done raising interest rates.

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FTSE 100 forecast: Top stocks to watch ahead of FTSE rebalance

The next FTSE index review will take effect later in September. Find out which UK stocks are on the move and why it matters.


A guide to trading UK bank stocks

Interest in the UK banking sector has started to grow again as higher interest rates boost profits in the sector. But are banking stocks really a good bet during periods of economic uncertainty? Find out everything you need to know here.

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September 4, 2023 07:00 PM

What are the most volatile stocks in the UK?

Let’s take a look at the most volatile stocks in the UK – including on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 – and what creates these price moves.

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August 29, 2023 11:30 PM

FTSE 100 analysis: Can it snap a 7-day losing streak?

The FTSE 100 is hoping to end its longest losing streak since mid-2019 today.


FTSE 100 analysis: Unemployment rises and wages jump – Top UK stocks

We had mixed economic data out this morning, with signs that labour market is cooling but wages continue to surge higher, raising the pressure on inflation figures out tomorrow.


FTSE 100 analysis: UK GDP surprise lifts pound and sinks stocks – Top UK stocks

The UK economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, but that is fuelling fears that inflation could remain elevated.