Investing sounds solid and respectable, while trading sounds too much like speculation to a lot of people. But it can be argued that trading is better suited to an unpredictable world than investing, which assumes a long-term stability that cannot be relied upon.
The crypto market shed more than $8 billion yesterday, raising questions about the long-term volatility of several of the market’s biggest names.
The blue-chip index was also put under pressure by a rally in the pound.
Oil prices were weaker today after President Donald Trump gave limited waivers to eight countries to continue importing Iranian crude without violating US sanctions. But the price remains higher than a year ago, thanks to production curbs by oil producers.
New GDP figures are expected to show growth of 0.6%.
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