Last night’s horror in Manchester failed to dent the FTSE 100 today – but only just. The Big Board ended Tuesday just 2.45 points up at 7,498.79 .
The suspected terrorist attack on Manchester concert-goers last night – killing 22 – saw the pound weaken overnight to 1.2984 as investors absorbed the political implications.
Another strong day for the euro, going beyond 1.1200 earlier. Talk of an end to ECB stimulus is also helping power the euro’s gains
Oil prices are on the move – more climbs – again with OPEC members meeting in Vienna on Thursday
A much better trading day for stocks with the FTSE 100 ending higher. Oil, Hikma, Gold Exports
Supported by stronger UK retail sales today’s boost for sterling saw the pound lift above $1.30 it’s best result since last September. Burberry, Asda.
Stocks sold down fast on Wednesday with the Dow slumping -1.78% to 20,606.93 as Trump turmoil in the US accelerated. Oil. Gold. Trump. Burberry. Royal Mail.
The Dow Jones commenced trading this morning with a 200-point plunge as investors digested the latest twists of the President Trump-FBI Russian saga.
It’s anticipated the FTSE 100 may open lower this morning after racking up it’s best ever performance yesterday, hitting 7,522 points thanks to robust mining support.
Yesterday’s momentum for the FTSE 100 continued to build with the UK’s main share index hitting another high at 7,505.46. Macron, Oil. Vodafone
Henry Ford’s dictum ‘any colour so long as it is black’ couldn’t be further than the truth in the 21st century. You can buy a new car in a near infinite range of trims, colours and drivetrains – including electric power.
A record all-time high for the FTSE 100 yesterday with the Big Board hitting 7,454, up 19 points. The uptick was led by a rash of mining stocks including Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton.
The FTSE 100 hits 7,460.2 points earlier today, cementing rises for Shell and BP. Merkel. BP. Oil
Significant news from Saudi Arabia and Russia this morning: the top two oil producers have agreed oil output cuts until March 2018. Merkel oil. Euro
JC Penney has revealed weak first quarter numbers with its stock price hitting $4.74, near an all-time low, at one point.