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GBP/USD: sticky situation for longs should UK wages growth undershoot

Sticky wages growth is one of the few positives for GBP/USD right now, keeping the prospect for rate hikes from the BOE in play.

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September 12, 2023 01:25 AM
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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 10:00 AM

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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 02:30 PM
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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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Stagflation: meaning, causes and examples

Fears of stagflation in the UK are increasing amid supply bottlenecks, energy shortages and cost of living fears. But what exactly is stagflation? And what could it mean for the economy?

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July 13, 2023 03:00 PM
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FTSE 100 analysis: Stocks fall as UK inflation remains hot

Inflation remained higher than hoped in May, weighing on UK stocks and cementing fears that more rate hikes are needed.

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FTSE 100 stalls after hitting 1-month high

The FTSE 100 is stalling this morning after hitting its highest level in over a month.

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April 12, 2023 07:37 AM

Why are UK stocks leaving London and opting for US listings?

London is losing its appeal as more companies see better opportunities elsewhere.

European Open: EUR/GBP falls for seventh day ahead of UK inflation report

A strong UK employment increased the odds of another BOE hike and sent the pound higher against the euro for a seventh day. Can it notch up an eight with today’s inflation report?

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February 15, 2023 05:42 AM

European Open: EUR/GBP falls for seventh day ahead of UK inflation report

A strong UK employment increased the odds of another BOE hike and sent the pound higher against the euro for a seventh day. Can it notch up an eight with today’s inflation report?

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February 15, 2023 05:42 AM
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Burberry earnings preview: where next for Burberry stock?

Investors are hoping that British fashion house Burberry will be posting positive interim earnings, despite declining demand from China and worsening economic conditions.

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November 15, 2022 04:30 PM
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European Open: Gold hits 3-month high, UK data dump up next

Gold enjoyed its best day in 8-months following the US inflation report and shows the potential to extend it run.

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November 11, 2022 05:06 AM
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USD/JPY: What’s next after government intervention for yen?

Can the yen fall more despite the government’s efforts?

Liz Truss resignation: what happens next?

Liz Truss has resigned. The future of both the Conservative party and the UK government remains unclear. In the coming days, we’ll be finding out more information on the leadership contest and whether a general election could follow.

Liz Truss resignation: what happens next?

Liz Truss has resigned. The future of both the Conservative party and the UK government remains unclear. In the coming days, we’ll be finding out more information on the leadership contest and whether a general election could follow.

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What are UK gilts and how do you trade them?

UK gilts have been talked about a lot recently due to the market backlash against the government’s mini-budget in September 2022. Let’s take a look at what a gilt is, how gilts work and why the market fell.

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October 4, 2022 11:15 AM

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What are UK gilts and how do you trade them?

UK gilts have been talked about a lot recently due to the market backlash against the government’s mini-budget in September 2022. Let’s take a look at what a gilt is, how gilts work and why the market fell.

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October 4, 2022 11:15 AM
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THG share price plunges to new all-time lows after profit warning

The THG share price has fallen to new lows after delivering a poor set of results accompanied with a profit warning.

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FTSE Reshuffle: Abrdn, Hikma and Howden to exit FTSE 100

Abrdn, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Howden Joinery Group are being relegated from the FTSE 100 and replaced by ConvaTec Group, F&C Investment Trust and Harbour Energy.

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Early signs of (dis)inflation continue to appear

Whilst inflation has been hard to ignore, we are now seeing signs that the cooling of inflationary forces are finally showing up in some consumer prices.

Conservative leadership contest: Who will be the next prime minister?

Find out who the front-runners are in the contest to become the next prime minister of the UK after Boris Johnson resigned.

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July 11, 2022 02:17 PM

GBP/USD holds over $1.1950 as Johnson resigns

Sterling rises to a session high after PM Boris Johnson says he will resign. The outlook for GBPUSD remains grim.

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July 7, 2022 10:04 AM