Daily market update


Burberry shrugs off drop in tourist trade and WH Smith builds a cash buffer

“The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden later on Wednesday will draw focus on to the big stimulus plans outlined by the incoming administration but trading...

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 10:20


Premier Foods still in a sweet spot, and AO World counts costs from Covid despite record sales

“After seemingly succumbing to the January blues, the FTSE 100 is feeling a lot brighter on Tuesday chalking up solid gains as investors look ahead...

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:12


FTSE 100 sluggish on ‘Blue Monday’

“The FTSE 100 was struggling to get into motion on ‘Blue Monday’ – the so-called most depressing day of the year which in 2021 has...

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 10:11


$1.9 trillion US economic relief plan puts markets into reverse

“The market has given the classic reaction to any major announcement – rally ahead of the anticipated news and fall when the facts are released,”...

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 11:11


Tesco is a Christmas winner and Boohoo faces cost headwinds

“The FTSE 100 made modest gains on Thursday as a measure of calm returned to stock markets after a volatile start to the New Year,”...

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 11:25


ASOS smashes expectations, and Just Eat Takeaway focused on market share over margins

“The FTSE 100 managed to stem the losses of the last two days on Wednesday morning, though it failed to make any tangible progress either,...

Wed, 13/01/2021 - 10:25


FTSE slips back and Kingfisher continues to ride the DIY boom

“Banks and energy stocks were the flavour of the day on Tuesday, but sadly not enough to stop the FTSE 100 from slipping 0.1% to...

Tue, 12/01/2021 - 10:51


JD Sports smashes expectations, and Dr Martens readies stock market flotation

“After such a strong start to the year, sadly the positive momentum failed to extend into the second trading week with shares across Europe in...

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 11:20


Food still the saviour for Marks & Spencer, and Barratt Developments reveals slower sales rate

“The FTSE 100 continues to race back towards 7,000, a level that hasn’t been seen since February 2020 when the market was just beginning its...

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 11:32


Sainsbury’s toasts stellar Christmas and B&M gives New Year present to shareholders

“Equity markets have not been derailed by the violence on Capitol Hill yesterday, with small gains being recorded across parts of Europe and Asia. Yesterday’s...

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 11:29


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