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Gloomy mood prevails across markets

The week has started on a bearish note, with the FTSE 100 falling over 40 points in early trading. The index has lost around 3% since its peak earlier in

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Can Trump deliver on his promises?

The FTSE is turning lower once more this morning, as we head towards what looks likely to be the worst week for the index since early November. Sterling strength, coupled

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Dovish Draghi drives euro devaluation

After a month of persistent gains for the FTSE, we are starting to get used to seeing the index trading in the red, with Theresa May’s Tuesday speech providing a

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Banks out of favour following earnings

It looks like the bulls are slowly losing control this afternoon, as early gains slip away in the US and the FTSE 100 flirts with fresh losses. This afternoon’s two

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FTSE turns lower before Brexit speech

The big speech today from the Prime Minister has, unsurprisingly, led to a degree of risk-off sentiment across equity markets, and not just in the UK. It turns out that

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Brexit tops the agenda

The FTSE 100 has already seen a new record high today but a poor performance from the banks is hampering further progress. Perennial poor performer RBS languishes at the bottom,

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ITV rallies as bank earnings loom

After a week in which the fate of the FTSE has been seemingly determined by the mining and oil sectors, it is nice to see the leaderboard dominated by some

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Selling gathers pace

With heavy snow forecast this evening most traders will have turned their attention away from their screens and towards the journey home. But aside from London, where miners and oil

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Bumper Christmas for supermarkets

Supermarkets and miners are the darlings of the markets in London this morning, as the FTSE 100 moves to another record high in early trading. Morrisons has put its best

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Hesitancy reigns as payrolls dominate

European markets are following their Asian counterparts, with trading largely hesitant and non-committal by nature. Despite flat-lining equity markets, we are continuing to see significant volatility in the dollar, with