Daily market update

FTSE struggles for direction with US jobs figures in view, Rightmove’s dominance holds sway for now

“The FTSE 100 had an up and down start to trading on Friday morning as investors eyed the latest US jobs report later on this...

Fri, 07/08/2020 - 10:12

ITV can’t make audience growth pay, and new Aviva CEO gets stuck in

“The FTSE 100 gave up a good portion of its recent gains on Thursday morning as investors weighed the latest decision on interest rates from...

Thu, 06/08/2020 - 11:03

Legal & General holds dividend flat, and William Hill boosted by strong post-lockdown trading

“While the markets continue on a cautious recovery path, the big move for gold through the $2,000 per ounce threshold is a reminder of the...

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 09:37

BP dividend cut is no surprise and Diageo cash flow plunges

“After yesterday’s stimulus-driven gains the FTSE 100 was back on the retreat on Tuesday morning, falling 0.4% to a smidge above the 6,000 mark.


Tue, 04/08/2020 - 10:18

Chinese tensions and pandemic fears hit stocks again, HSBC faces high-wire act

“It continues to look like the recovery from coronavirus will be a messier affair than the market hoped and stocks remain under pressure accordingly. The...

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 10:00

Updates from British American Tobacco and NatWest, and will investors back International Consolidated Airlines’ cash call?

Markets / British American Tobacco / NatWest

“July has been a second bad month in a row for investors in UK stocks with the FTSE...

Fri, 31/07/2020 - 11:18

Markets dip on Fed disappointment and challenging corporate results, and Lloyds still has a pounding headache

“Reporting season is in full flow with a significant number of companies across Europe and the US updating the market on their earnings strength or...

Thu, 30/07/2020 - 11:02

Chinese stocks rally, investors await Fed decision and Next beats expectations

“Parts of Asia rallied on Wednesday including a 2.1% rise in China’s SSE Composite, driven by tech and healthcare stocks. However, Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell...

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 09:44

Greggs’ slow road to recovery and Games Workshop provides the right kind of escape

“Stocks pushed ahead on Tuesday amid progress with new US government stimulus efforts, including a 0.7% rise in the FTSE 100 to 6,149. Hong Kong’s...

Tue, 28/07/2020 - 10:56

UK’s new quarantine rules on arrivals from Spain derails travel sector comeback

“Equities took a small step backwards at the start of the new week including a 0.4% decline in the FTSE 100 to 6,098. The UK...

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 10:40