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Stocks rise ahead of a busy week

Will the positively last or will central bank tightening and inflation concerns come back to haunt investors?

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!

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.

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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.

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 06:14 AM

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.

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?

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.

European Open: Japan Floats Record Stimulus Package

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

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.

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.

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 02:14 AM

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 02:27 AM

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 02:46 AM

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 01:30 AM

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 05:17 AM

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 01:04 AM

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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 01:53 AM

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).

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 05:00 AM

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 06:07 AM

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 03:38 AM

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 01:24 AM