^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
6,968.33
+133.41 (+1.95%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close6,834.92
Open6,834.92
Volume0
Day's range6,834.92 - 6,984.36
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume786,499,120
  • Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress
    Associated Press2 days ago

    Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report
    Investor's Business Daily3 days ago

    Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report

    Stocks came under modest pressure early Thursday, as earnings misses from Morgan Stanley and CSX weighed, and the Dow Jones industrials faced a key test.

  • China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower
    FX Empire3 days ago

    China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower

    A weak earnings report from Morgan Stanley had US futures down about -0.35% in the early pre-market session. The UK FTSE 100 was the biggest loser in early Thursday trading, down more than -0.80% at midday. In Asia, the Hang Seng led the losses as traders and investors take advantage of the liquidity event.

  • Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings
    Associated Press3 days ago

    Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

    Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. But a report that the U.S. was investigating China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from ...

  • Barrons.com3 days ago

    Can Stocks Keep Ignoring Brexit?

    With so much uncertainty following Tuesday’s vote against a Brexit deal, are right to look past yet another episode in the saga before they can draw a clearer picture.

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    British Prime Minister Theresa May Suffered a Historic Brexit Defeat. Now What?

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was soundly rejected in Parliament on Tuesday, leaving the country in a state of uncertainty about not only the future of its planned exit from the European Union but possibly also about who will lead the British government. Here’s what could happen following a vote that showed 432 members of Parliament against May’s deal, and 202 in favor, marking a historically poor performance for a sitting government in recent British history. The government now has three days to return to Parliament with an alternative deal.

  • Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote

    Britain’s biggest equity-focused exchange-traded fund iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF saw an outflow of 470,000 pounds ($610,000) on Monday, a day before Parliament was set to reject Theresa May’s Brexit plan. This was the largest one-day redemption since February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Investors’ retreat from the equity ETF marks a turnaround in sentiment after the sterling-denominated fund saw steady inflows for most of last year, despite a negative 4 percent return, even during the global market turmoil at the end of 2018.

  • GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation
    FX Empire5 days ago

    GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation

    Today, the British Parliament is set to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Most economists are forecasting that the majority of MPs will vote against it, which will certainly have a negative impact on the pound. On the other hand, approval for the deal would certainly come as a surprise and most likely support the sterling.

  • The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan

    The U.K. education company is analysts’ lowest-rated stock in the FTSE 100 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Brokerages see no end to Pearson’s struggles with the shift from printed textbooks and course material to digital formats, lower college enrollments in North America and students’ preference to rent textbooks. Pearson has 12 sell recommendations, seven holds and only one buy among analysts tracked by Bloomberg.

  • World shares sink after China reports slowdown in exports
    Associated Press6 days ago

    World shares sink after China reports slowdown in exports

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world drifted lower Monday after China reported a slowdown in exports dented the recent upturn in confidence. The British pound was steady ahead of a tumultuous week in British politics with lawmakers expected to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

  • European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns

    Glencore fell 1.4 percent and Daimler declined 0.9 percent. The FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.4 percent before the Parliament votes on Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow. Investors are carefully watching global data for signs of a slowdown as a result of trade wars, and are bracing for this week’s start of the full-year corporate reporting, which will show how resilient or not companies have been to the tariff tensions.

  • US stocks drift in a quiet close to another winning week
    Associated Press8 days ago

    US stocks drift in a quiet close to another winning week

    U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies, but the S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week following a brutal stretch in December. "After some of the initial gains we saw earlier in the week I think it's just a rally looking tired," said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird. The S&P 500 edged down by 0.38 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,596.26.

  • Barrons.com8 days ago

    A Top U.K. Income Investment Play

    Insurer and asset manager Legal & General’s stock has been slammed by Brexit, higher rates, and global trade spats. But a 7% dividend yield and good growth prospects make the shares very attractive right now.

  • May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets

    U.K. domestic stocks spiked along with the pound shortly before 11 a.m. in London on Friday as the Evening Standard reported that cabinet ministers are expecting Brexit to be delayed. As of 12:19 p.m. in London, the pound was trading 0.5 percent higher versus the dollar. The U.K. large-cap benchmark tends to have a negative correlation with sterling.

  • Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism
    FX Empire11 days ago

    Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism

    US equity futures indicated a broadly higher open in the early Wednesday pre-market session. The move was driven by optimism a trade deal would soon be reached that both China and the US could agree on, and also expectations for the upcoming earnings season. Later in the day, the FOMC minutes will be released.

  • Hopes of US-China trade breakthrough lift global stocks
    Associated Press11 days ago

    Hopes of US-China trade breakthrough lift global stocks

    LONDON (AP) — Share prices around the world surged further Wednesday amid hopes the U.S. and China are on course to resolve their trade dispute following three days of discussions in Beijing.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Board diversity push leaves out women of colour

    Last week, the Bank of England appointed two new external members to its Financial Policy Committee. marks another milestone on the road to gender equality in Britain. In short, the patriarchy that has been prevalent in UK boardrooms is gradually opening, but only to include a white matriarchy.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Taylor Wimpey climbs on ‘good trading performance’

    cheered investors on Wednesday as it said it was on track to meet expectations for 2018, despite increasing caution among UK homebuyers as the Brexit deadline looms. The housebuilder reported it had completed 14,947 new homes, including joint ventures — up 3 per cent from the previous year. Its order book value had climbed to £1.78bn at the year end, up from £1.63bn at the end of 2017, it said in a trading statement ahead of its full-year results on February 27.

  • Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough
    Associated Press11 days ago

    Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing.

  • Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US
    FX Empire12 days ago

    Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US

    Asian markets were mixed in Tuesday trading as investors wait on trade-related news. European indices were higher across the board at midday on optimism US/Sino trade talks would produce positive results. US futures were indicated to open higher in early premarket trading.

  • Asian shares mixed amid silence on China-US trade talks
    Associated Press12 days ago

    Asian shares mixed amid silence on China-US trade talks

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as officials kept silent on talks in Beijing aimed at resolving trade tensions with the U.S.

  • 2018 Caps Worst Year in More Than a Decade at U.K. Retailers
    Bloomberg13 days ago

    2018 Caps Worst Year in More Than a Decade at U.K. Retailers

    Sales at U.K. brick-and-mortar retail stores fell 1.9 percent in December on a like-for-like basis, according to a report Saturday from business advisers at BDO LLP. “The shopping spree retailers were hoping for in December didn’t happen,” said Sophie Michael, BDO’s national head of retail and wholesale.

  • The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit, Central Banks and Trump in Focus
    FX Empire14 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit, Central Banks and Trump in Focus

    After a choppy start to the year, its a big week ahead, with trade talks, the U.S government shut down, Brexit and Central Bank chatter in focus.

  • Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks
    Associated Press15 days ago

    Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets.