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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Glencore shares drop despite additional returns – Top UK stocks

The FTSE 100 is under pressure in the wake of weak economic data out of China, as Glencore dishes out more cash to shareholders despite a tough first half.

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FTSE 100 analysis: UK house prices fall for 4th successive month – Top UK stocks

Homebuilders are in play as UK house prices remain under pressure, buyers are circling for Haleon’s non-core assets and mining giants are following iron ore prices lower.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Travel stocks rise on record summer demand – Top UK stocks

London-listed travel stocks are on the rise today as demand remains buoyant, although it isn’t proving enough to stop the FTSE 100 hitting fresh two-week lows.

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FTSE 100 analysis: BoE to hike rates to 15-year high – Top UK stocks

The Bank of England is expected to increase rates for a 14th consecutive time today as the battle against inflation continues.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Stocks hit by surprise US credit rating downgrade – Top UK stocks

We have updates out from BAE Systems, Smurfit Kappa, Taylor Wimpey, Haleon, ConvaTec, Wizz Air, Virgin Money and many more this morning.

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FTSE 100 analysis: BP and HSBC up in wake of earnings – Top UK stocks

BP ups shareholder returns despite a sharp drop in profits, HSBC has raised its outlook and markets are digesting news that shop price inflation fell for the first time in two years in July.

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FTSE 100 analysis: UK to expand North Sea oil drilling – Top UK stocks

UK oil producers are on the rise as the government looks to kickstart fresh drilling in the North Sea, BT Group finds its next CEO and Spectris lifts its full year outlook.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Rolls Royce shares pop on huge beat – Top UK stocks

Rolls Royce shares have hit their highest level in over three years after smashing expectations in the first half, while UK banks are trading lower as earnings season begins.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Vodafone shares rise on sales beat – Top UK stocks

Vodafone beat expectations in the first quarter, while airline stocks are under pressure as wildfires ravage Greece.

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FTSE 100 analysis: Surprise acceleration in UK retail sales – Top UK stocks

UK retail sales picked-up more than expected in June, but we saw consumer confidence take its first knock in over six months to suggest thing are getting tougher for the British public.

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FTSE 100 analysis: IDS shares rise as it appoints new CEO – Top UK stocks

Markets are digesting a flurry of results and updates out from the likes of easyJet, Dunelm, Babcock, IDS, Vistry Group, Alphawave and Premier Foods.

FTSE 100 analysis: Blue-chips hit by soft China GDP data – Top UK stocks

The FTSE 100 is struggling to keep up the momentum we saw last week in the wake of soft economic data out of China.

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FTSE 100 analysis: BT Group CEO set to stand down – Top UK stocks

BT Group is losing its CEO, while Morgan Stanley says UK equities look cheap.

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FTSE 100 Analysis: House prices see biggest drop in 12 years – Top UK stocks

The FTSE 100 is at its lowest level in eight months after suffering heavy falls this week.