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Adrian Holliday

Adrian has written about property, pensions and investing for almost 20 years, for outlets ranging from Teletext to The Observer and AOL. He is a believer in diversity, low transaction costs – and simplicity.

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Market sector report - Should you invest in the car industry?

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.

Adrian Holliday09:23, 16 May 2017
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easyJet losses rise on weaker sterling meanwhile Vodafone full-year sales slip

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.

Adrian Holliday08:29, 16 May 2017
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FTSE 100 hits all-time record on oil price surge

The FTSE 100 hits 7,460.2 points earlier today, cementing rises for Shell and BP. Merkel. BP. Oil

Adrian Holliday16:39, 15 May 2017
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Oil advances on Saudi-Russian supply cuts while Merkel claims victory in North Rhine-Westphalia

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

Adrian Holliday06:38, 15 May 2017
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AstraZeneca shares surge 8% while weak JC Penney sales sees shares hit rock bottom

JC Penney has revealed weak first quarter numbers with its stock price hitting $4.74, near an all-time low, at one point.

Adrian Holliday15:55, 12 May 2017
Macy's shares plummet 17%
Fear for US retail sales as Macy's shares plummet 17%

In the US, some shock for retailer Macy’s: shares fell 17% as the retailer revealed a profits slump with profits coming in at just 24 cents a share compared to an estimated 35 cents.

Adrian Holliday06:35, 12 May 2017
bank of England
Bank of England warns spending downturn will continue as inflation hits real wages

Bank of England warns spending confidence will take time to recover meanwhile US shares take a hit, the worst daily decline since April.

Adrian Holliday15:36, 11 May 2017
BT sheds jobs
BT takes the axe to 4,000 jobs and denies bonuses to top execs

London’s Big Board was up 0.59% higher on Wednesday at 7,385.24 edging closer to 7,400 helped by strong gains for oil players.

Adrian Holliday06:44, 11 May 2017
Pret a Manger store
Pret a Manger mulls New York IPO meanwhile FTSE 100 nears 7,400

The FTSE 100 neared 7,400 ending the day at 7,388.13 though it hit 7,398.58 at one point. The two biggest climbers were Hargreaves Lansdown and Associated British Foods

Adrian Holliday15:40, 10 May 2017
Stock market graphic
ITV ad revenues dip but Barratt predicts strong sales year

ITV ad revenues come under pressure but Barratt Developments predicts record sales year.

Adrian Holliday06:51, 10 May 2017
SSE and Centrica shares
SSE and Centrica shares hit on Tory plans to cap prices

SSE and Centrica shares hit on Tory plans to cap prices

Adrian Holliday16:41, 9 May 2017
Apple shares
Apple shares power higher meanwhile Conservatives confirm energy rate bill cap

Apple shares shift higher meanwhile Conservatives confirm energy rate bill cap

Adrian Holliday06:32, 9 May 2017
Stock market and euro down
Stock markets and euro slip on Macron result

Monday saw the FTSE 100 finish just three points higher at 7,300.86, up 0.05%. The top risers included Intu Properties, up 2.15% to 275.50p and Paddy Power Betfair, up 2.10% to 8,250p. Centrica shares lifted 1.86%. There was also some support for high street retailer Next, up 1.84%.

Adrian Holliday15:44, 8 May 2017
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Currency markets subdued despite landslide Macron win

A touch of euphoria, then a fall back to reality. That was the currency markets reaction to the decisive Macron victory in Paris on Sunday which took 66% of the total vote. In Asia Japanese stocks surged following the news with the Nikkei 225 up 2.3% initially. 

Adrian Holliday11:07, 8 May 2017
Macron French victory
Euro climbs on Macron French victory

Some investor relief after Emmanuel Macron claimed an emphatic victory in the French election yesterday. The Nikkei climbed by more than 2% to a 17-month high. The euro also climbed to a one-year peak of almost 1.24.60 against the yen. However Macron’s victory had been priced in, to some degree, by the markets. 

Adrian Holliday06:44, 8 May 2017

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