FTSE 100 News

Trading Recommendation on FTSE 100 (October 2015 – January 2016)

Oct 13 2015 @ 23:52
FTSE 100 (FTSE:UKX) has been trying to start a long-term bullish journey, which would hold out for the rest of this year (even beyond this year). This market has endearing attributes, one of which is the ability to assume a protracted trending mode when the fundamentals support it. 4 EMAs are used for the analysis […]

Special report – Bargain Hunting Mark II

Oct 02 2015 @ 04:00
In our previous report on bargain hunting we identified SAB Miller, Ryanair, Merlin and the AA as being of interest.  The idea was to find quality stocks that should retain and grow their value over the long-term.  Given the ongoing equity market weakness we have had another crack at finding four interesting stocks this week. […]

Volkswagen - Emissions testing hit

Sep 24 2015 @ 01:09
Volkswagen has admitted that a “defeat device” was used in for diesel vehicle emissions testing in the US.  As a result the US authorities have ordered the recall of nearly half a million vehicles.  The group has set aside €6.5bn to handle the repercussions and our rating is hold. Corporate malfeasance is difficult to predict […]

Response to BHP Billiton Tactic Is Telling

Sep 22 2015 @ 13:07
Mining shares were like an anchor for the FTSE today, during a period when the last thing the FTSE needs is an anchor. Although it was not the biggest loser of mining sector of the combined 1,034 losers on the LSE, BHP Billiton’s share price (LSE:BLT) fell more than 5.0% to 1,021.50, back the position it […]

Federal Reserve Holds Interest Rates

Sep 17 2015 @ 14:14
All day long financial news sites have been littered with headlines speculating about whether or not the U.S. Federal Reserve would at last raise interest rates this month as has long been anticipated. If not speculating about whether or not, they speculated all day about what if. Between that and the reports on last night’s […]

Glencore Adapting to Current Landscape

Sep 07 2015 @ 15:54
Shares of Glencore (LSE:GLEN) rose more than 7% to close at 131.80 on the London Exchange today when it released an update on its aggressive plans to reduce its net debt and “adapt the business to the current commodity landscape.” The move is much the same as Lord Nelson would have done with HMS Victory, […]

A Bad Day for Glencore and the FTSE

Aug 19 2015 @ 13:23
It might have been a better day for Glencore’s (LSE:GLEN) share price and the FTSE 100 if the former had not had to publish its Q2 and H2 operations and financial report. The mining giant’s share price dropped by 9.74% to close at 158.95, continuing a decline that began a year ago on 25 July […]

Shell & BG Rock Stocks - FTSE Hits 7,000

Apr 08 2015 @ 08:43
Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSA) (LSE:RDSB) pushed other world news off the front page this morning, announcing that it has agreed to buy BG Group (LSE:BG.) for $70 billion dollars (£47 billion) at a premium of 50% on BG’s closing price yesterday, which was 910.40. That would price BG shares at 1,365.60. BG shares jumped to […]

Having Fun with the FTSE

Mar 23 2015 @ 16:19
Sometimes it is a lot more fun to step back and watch the FTSE for awhile. You know, just enjoy the view. Forget the stress and pressures of life and just enjoy the spectacle of it all. After all the excitement of the record-breaking day on Friday, 20 March, I pondered writing an article on […]

FTSE 100 Breaks the 7,000 Mark!

Mar 20 2015 @ 10:23
Break out the champagne! At 3:06 pm GMT, the FTSE is at 7,005.48! I have been watching the FTSE all day – just like you have. In the few seconds it took me to type that, it has  already hit 7,009.00 and is now at 7,010.34! This is an incredible day, as we all watch […]
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