^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
6,968.33
+133.41 (+1.95%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close6,834.92
Open6,834.92
Volume0
Day's range6,834.92 - 6,984.36
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume786,499,120
  • UK: FTSE fat cats get cream earlier - report
    Reuters Videos16 days ago

    UK: FTSE fat cats get cream earlier - report

    The earnings of Britain's top bosses will match a typical worker's entire annual salary even faster than last year, hitting the mark by Friday lunchtime, according to a new study. David Pollard reports.

  • Financial Times12 hours ago

    [$$] Heady returns for Burgundy investors as index climbs a third

    Investors in burgundy wines will be toasting their gains after the fine wines outperformed equities and gold last year. The index that tracks the movements of the most actively traded wines from the Burgundy region on the secondary market, the Liv-ex Burgundy 150, jumped 35 per cent last year, setting a record high in November, before falling back slightly in December. in wines from France’s Burgundy region has pushed prices to dizzying heights during the past few years.

  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, the ECB, China GDP Numbers and Trade in Focus
    FX Empire21 hours ago

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, the ECB, China GDP Numbers and Trade in Focus

    It’s not just China’s economy that the markets are concerned with. An end to the government shutdown and more progress on trade talks is needed.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] It will be hard to wipe Brexit blot from asset landscape

    Rather like the seasons, investors’ preferences and fears come and go, but one opinion has held sway among professional custodians of money for some time: steer clear of the UK. Taking the long view, a case can certainly be made that UK equities and sterling look cheap. In the case of the UK, that is particularly apt if we were to see a hard Brexit or a badly managed exit from the EU.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Hopes for US-China trade breakthrough lift stocks

    Global stocks rose for the fourth week in a row as optimism mounted that progress was finally being made in resolving the trade dispute between the US and China. Further grounds for optimism emerged on Friday when Bloomberg said China had offered a path to eliminate its trade imbalance with the US by ramping up purchases of American goods over the next year. “Recent comments continue to suggest that a US-China trade deal is on the cards in the weeks ahead, and this impression was affirmed in our meetings with policymakers in Washington during the course of the past week,” said Mark Dowding, co-head of developed markets at BlueBay Asset Management.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report
    Investor's Business Daily3 days ago

    Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report

    Stocks came under modest pressure early Thursday, as earnings misses from Morgan Stanley and CSX weighed, and the Dow Jones industrials faced a key test.

  • China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower
    FX Empire3 days ago

    China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower

    A weak earnings report from Morgan Stanley had US futures down about -0.35% in the early pre-market session. The UK FTSE 100 was the biggest loser in early Thursday trading, down more than -0.80% at midday. In Asia, the Hang Seng led the losses as traders and investors take advantage of the liquidity event.

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    Can Stocks Keep Ignoring Brexit?

    With so much uncertainty following Tuesday’s vote against a Brexit deal, are right to look past yet another episode in the saga before they can draw a clearer picture.

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    British Prime Minister Theresa May Suffered a Historic Brexit Defeat. Now What?

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was soundly rejected in Parliament on Tuesday, leaving the country in a state of uncertainty about not only the future of its planned exit from the European Union but possibly also about who will lead the British government. Here’s what could happen following a vote that showed 432 members of Parliament against May’s deal, and 202 in favor, marking a historically poor performance for a sitting government in recent British history. The government now has three days to return to Parliament with an alternative deal.

  • Investing.com5 days ago

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Wednesday

    Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, January 16:

  • Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote

    Britain’s biggest equity-focused exchange-traded fund iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF saw an outflow of 470,000 pounds ($610,000) on Monday, a day before Parliament was set to reject Theresa May’s Brexit plan. This was the largest one-day redemption since February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Investors’ retreat from the equity ETF marks a turnaround in sentiment after the sterling-denominated fund saw steady inflows for most of last year, despite a negative 4 percent return, even during the global market turmoil at the end of 2018.

  • GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation
    FX Empire5 days ago

    GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation

    Today, the British Parliament is set to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Most economists are forecasting that the majority of MPs will vote against it, which will certainly have a negative impact on the pound. On the other hand, approval for the deal would certainly come as a surprise and most likely support the sterling.

  • The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan

    The U.K. education company is analysts’ lowest-rated stock in the FTSE 100 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Brokerages see no end to Pearson’s struggles with the shift from printed textbooks and course material to digital formats, lower college enrollments in North America and students’ preference to rent textbooks. Pearson has 12 sell recommendations, seven holds and only one buy among analysts tracked by Bloomberg.

  • European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns
    Bloomberg7 days ago

    European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns

    Glencore fell 1.4 percent and Daimler declined 0.9 percent. The FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.4 percent before the Parliament votes on Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow. Investors are carefully watching global data for signs of a slowdown as a result of trade wars, and are bracing for this week’s start of the full-year corporate reporting, which will show how resilient or not companies have been to the tariff tensions.

  • Barrons.com9 days ago

    A Top U.K. Income Investment Play

    Insurer and asset manager Legal & General’s stock has been slammed by Brexit, higher rates, and global trade spats. But a 7% dividend yield and good growth prospects make the shares very attractive right now.

  • May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets

    U.K. domestic stocks spiked along with the pound shortly before 11 a.m. in London on Friday as the Evening Standard reported that cabinet ministers are expecting Brexit to be delayed. As of 12:19 p.m. in London, the pound was trading 0.5 percent higher versus the dollar. The U.K. large-cap benchmark tends to have a negative correlation with sterling.

  • Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism
    FX Empire11 days ago

    Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism

    US equity futures indicated a broadly higher open in the early Wednesday pre-market session. The move was driven by optimism a trade deal would soon be reached that both China and the US could agree on, and also expectations for the upcoming earnings season. Later in the day, the FOMC minutes will be released.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    [$$] Board diversity push leaves out women of colour

    Last week, the Bank of England appointed two new external members to its Financial Policy Committee. marks another milestone on the road to gender equality in Britain. In short, the patriarchy that has been prevalent in UK boardrooms is gradually opening, but only to include a white matriarchy.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    [$$] Taylor Wimpey climbs on ‘good trading performance’

    cheered investors on Wednesday as it said it was on track to meet expectations for 2018, despite increasing caution among UK homebuyers as the Brexit deadline looms. The housebuilder reported it had completed 14,947 new homes, including joint ventures — up 3 per cent from the previous year. Its order book value had climbed to £1.78bn at the year end, up from £1.63bn at the end of 2017, it said in a trading statement ahead of its full-year results on February 27.

  • Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US
    FX Empire12 days ago

    Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US

    Asian markets were mixed in Tuesday trading as investors wait on trade-related news. European indices were higher across the board at midday on optimism US/Sino trade talks would produce positive results. US futures were indicated to open higher in early premarket trading.

  • 2018 Caps Worst Year in More Than a Decade at U.K. Retailers
    Bloomberg14 days ago

    2018 Caps Worst Year in More Than a Decade at U.K. Retailers

    Sales at U.K. brick-and-mortar retail stores fell 1.9 percent in December on a like-for-like basis, according to a report Saturday from business advisers at BDO LLP. “The shopping spree retailers were hoping for in December didn’t happen,” said Sophie Michael, BDO’s national head of retail and wholesale.

  • The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit, Central Banks and Trump in Focus
    FX Empire15 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit, Central Banks and Trump in Focus

    After a choppy start to the year, its a big week ahead, with trade talks, the U.S government shut down, Brexit and Central Bank chatter in focus.

  • Christmas Report Heralds More Pain for U.K. Retailers
    Bloomberg16 days ago

    Christmas Report Heralds More Pain for U.K. Retailers

    Sales at U.K. brick-and-mortar retail stores fell 1.9 percent in December on a like-for-like basis, according to a report from business advisers at BDO LLP. “The shopping spree retailers were hoping for in December didn’t happen,” said Sophie Michael, BDO’s national head of retail and wholesale.

  • Jobs report blows past expectations, unemployment rises
    Yahoo Finance16 days ago

    Jobs report blows past expectations, unemployment rises

    Yahoo Finance's LIVE market coverage and analysis of what you need to watch in the stock market begins each day at 9:00 a.m. ET.