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Virus slowdown, dividend news helps FTSE

The new trading week started on a more optimistic note with the FTSE following the lead of its European peers and opening higher as the coronavirus spread started showing signs of levelling off.

April 6, 2020 06:07 AM

Risk Improves But Can It Last?

European markets have opened cautiously higher on the open as investors see a glimmer of hope in Italy’s easing death rates and as oil prices rebound. Can it ladt with US initial jobless claims due later?

April 2, 2020 04:08 AM

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The dividend nail

Banking stocks are attracting by far the highest volume on the FTSE this morning after stopping or delaying their dividends.

April 1, 2020 06:15 AM

Fear Drives Markets Lower

FTSE slips as manufacturing across the globe drops & Trump reveals horrifying numbers

April 1, 2020 03:56 AM

Chinese data lifts FTSE

Chinese official manufacturing data for March improved boosting recovery hopes

March 31, 2020 06:12 AM

FTSE stalls decline as UK pandemic news provides hope

With Europe fully in the grip of the coronavirus, and speeding up in the US, little wonder that the markets have started on a weaker footing across Europe. However some glimmers of hope have helped the FTSE bounce.

March 30, 2020 06:17 AM

Jobless claims shock markets

The shockingly high number of new jobless claims in the US yesterday has poured icy water on the market's recent rallies, causing the FTSE and other European gauges to open lower.

March 27, 2020 06:21 AM

FTSE Snaps 3 Day Winning Streak

FTSE deads lower into weekend

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March 27, 2020 04:05 AM

Stimulus optimism fades

The good mood over the massive US stimulus package finally approved by the Senate late Tuesday dissipated this morning and the FTSE again clocked losses, led by banks and British Land.

March 26, 2020 07:12 AM

Thank you Congress: FTSE rallies on rescue package

The phenomenal US rescue package agreed late yesterday still has to get approved by Congress but the $2 trillion support which will be provided for both businesses and employees is set to get the green light later today.

March 25, 2020 07:24 AM

FTSE Jumps As Mood Improves But PMI's Could Hit Hard

Will PMI's shatter the improved sentiment?

March 24, 2020 03:37 AM

A glimmer of hope on the FTSE

A glimmer of hope on the FTSE from an unexpected quarter: tourism and travel.

March 20, 2020 07:17 AM

FTSE Higher As Stimulus Flows And Mood Improves

FTSE to jump on open after a week off speedy and aggressive central bank stimulus

March 20, 2020 03:12 AM

A breather for the FTSE

The pressure on the FTSE abated for the moment as the index came up for air after the ECB’s approval of a massive €750 bond buying programme

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March 19, 2020 07:22 AM

The tide of the virus, the ebb of money

The generous stimuli and support packages unveiled by the US, British and other European governments are slowing down the declines in the stock markets but are not enough to stem the corona-induced ebb of money from European and US markets.

March 18, 2020 07:04 AM

FTSE Tanks Despite Sunak's Blowout Bailout

Chancellor's £330 billion bailout doesn't appear to be enough

March 18, 2020 05:11 AM

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New corona regime takes liquidity out of the markets

The FTSE is trading lower but far from the hysteria of the last few days mainly because volumes of trade have shrunk in most stocks except a few banking shares.

March 17, 2020 06:16 AM

No End In Sight As FTSE Resumes Sell Off

Blink and you missed it. FTSE pares early gains.

March 17, 2020 04:59 AM

Why Markets Are Still Falling Despite Fed's Action

Markets plummet despite Fed throwing kitchen sink at the problem

March 16, 2020 05:10 AM

After the mayhem, brief period of calm

European markets are picking up the pieces after one of the worst trading days in 30 years.

March 13, 2020 06:20 AM

Another Dead Cat Bounce On FTSE?

FTSE rebounding after 10% sell off on Thursday. Can it hold?

March 13, 2020 04:49 AM

European markets plunge on flight suspension

European markets are in shock after the US decided to suspend all flights in and out of Europe for the next month, except for flights from the UK

March 12, 2020 06:05 AM