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FTSE 100 analysis: Up on US debt ceiling vote as Dechra backs takeover

The FTSE 100 is finding support as the US avoids defaulting on its debt, as veterinary pharmaceutical giant Dechra backs a £4.5 billion takeover.

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June 2, 2023 08:10 AM

FTSE 100 Analysis: British Land loses blue-chip status after 20 years

British Land is exiting the FTSE 100 after more than 20 years in the index and is set to replaced by IMI.

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FTSE 100 analysis: UK shop price inflation accelerates in May

The FTSE 100 is losing ground this morning as an acceleration in shop prices in May prompt fresh concerns about inflation.


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Learn when the FTSE 100 was first founded, how it’s grown in relation to the FTSE 250 and which companies have remained listed on the index since its beginning.

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FTSE 100 Analysis: Index tests 7-week lows on hot inflation

The FTSE 100 is trading lower after UK inflation came in hotter than expected in April.

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EUR/USD, DAX analysis: Hawkish ECB vs. dovish Fed

EUR/USD and DAX traders are digesting the differing monetary policy assessments from the Fed and ECB this weekend.

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May 22, 2023 03:35 PM
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Russell 2000 Index: definition, constituents and returns

The Russell 2000 Index is commonly used as a bellwether of the US economy as it measures a larger portion of public companies than other indices. Discover everything you need to know about the Russell 2000.

EUR/USD Outlook Brightened by Hawkish Lagarde

The ECB could hike rates two more times in coming months, while the Fed is seen cutting rates later in the year. This should keep the EUR/USD outlook positive.

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May 4, 2023 03:21 PM

EUR/USD outlook, DAX outlook: Two trades to watch

EUR/USD rises post Fed and ahead of the ECB rate decision. DAX falls ahead of ECB, PMIs and a big day for corporate earnings.

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May 4, 2023 08:13 AM
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FTSE 100 rebounds from 3 week lows as Lloyds beat expectations

FTSE 100 futures are rebounding from three-week lows as Lloyds, Barratt, Haleon and Aston Martin update the markets.

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EUR/USD outlook: ECB could deliver hawkish surprise - preview

The EUR/USD outlook is clearly going to change this week with both the Fed and ECB rate decisions to come ahead of US non-farm payrolls report on Friday. The stickiness of Eurozone inflation means there is a greater risk for a hawkish surprise.


Hot UK inflation dims FTSE outlook, weighs on risk assets

The FTSE outlook and risk sentiment in general could sour even more if the upcoming earnings from Corporate America also suggest the US and global economies are weakening more than expected.

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FTSE 100 rally continues as it eyes fresh 5-week high

The FTSE 100 is on course to gain ground for a ninth consecutive session today.

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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
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FTSE 100 to open at 3-week highs

The FTSE 100 is set to open at its highest level in over three weeks today.

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Nasdaq 100 Outlook: NVIDIA to book biggest quarterly gain in two decades

The Nasdaq 100 is testing 7-month highs and NVIDIA is set to book its biggest quarterly gain since 2001.

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European Open: EUR/USD consolidates ahead of German IFO report

Currencies saw tight ranges overnight, but we see the potential for EUR/USD to have another crack at 1.0700 whilst prices remains below 1.0800.

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March 27, 2023 05:43 AM
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Two Trades to Watch: FTSE, USD/JPY

FTSE falls after hot UK inflation. USD/JPY tests the 50 sma resistance ahead of the Fed rate decision.

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March 22, 2023 08:10 AM

ECB had to hike by 50 bps but euro slips

ECB provided no forward guidance and/or commitment to future hikes...

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March 16, 2023 01:31 PM
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European Open: SNB come to the rescue of Credit Suisse, ECB up next

The SNB (Swiss National Bank) has swept in to provide much needed liquidity to Credit Suisse, which should soothe some concerns over risk to the financial system.

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March 16, 2023 06:17 AM
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European Open: Sentiment improves as contagion fears from SVB collapse subside

A joint statement from the Fed, Treasury department and FDIC confirmed that all deposits in the failed bank SVB (Silicon Valley Bank) will be guaranteed.

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March 13, 2023 05:43 AM