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FTSE shrugging off stronger Pound

The FTSE is on the rise, making up for some of the Thursday losses, as oil prices rebound from this week’s lows, with traders waiting for more concrete news from

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Sycona/Woodford: Therapeutic news

Shares in Syncona top the FTSE350 this morning, back flirting with turn-of-the-month record highs. This comes after confirmation that it will IPO (in the US, today) one of its portfolio

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Viennese whirl-wind for OPEC

FTSE 100 Index called to open +25pts at 7580, extending its bounce from 5-week lows (7545). That said, 1-week falling highs resistance still looms large at 7650, which could prevent

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Hawkish BoE to drag FTSE down?

The FTSE is back to flat at 7625, as a stronger USD (strengthened up by hawkish comments from the Fed Chair Powell) hinders heavyweight Energy & Resources stocks. With oil

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Trump backtracks but Dollar marches on

FTSE 100 Index called to open +30pts at 7657, holding rising support since Monday but equally off its overnight highs, hampered by week-long falling resistance. The result is it trending

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Bulls back shopping despite China worries

The FTSE has extended its recovery, as investors re-discover their inner bull, retracing all of the week’s trade war inspired declines. With oil back on the ascent thanks to a surprise

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Berkeley Group: Canary in the Housing Mine

Berkeley Group shares are -4.5% this morning after the housebuilder delivered an effective profits warning for 2019+, indicating 30% lower net profits. This comes in spite of upbeat FY 2018

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A ‘meaningful’ return of confidence?

FTSE 100 Index called to open +55pts at 7655, holding yesterday’s rebound and trying to break beyond late Monday’s highs. Bulls need a break above 7670 overnight highs, if not

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Red card for trade tariffs (and VAR)

The FTSE is trying to break back above 7600 to reverse this morning’s sell-off which was fuelled by a spiralling of trade war fears; US President Trump suggesting another $200bn

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A Bit of a Shake-out

15th June 2018 Hi Guys. For me to do a Friday post is most rare indeed but yesterday’s move has prompted me to do so. The moves in Euro$, Cable