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News by: Daniel Grote

Banks weigh on FTSE as Fed stays 'patient' on rates

by Daniel Grote on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:36

Banks fall on prospect of margins remaining under pressure from low interest rates, as Fed policymakers flag prospect of inflation falling.

Miners drive FTSE higher but Admiral slumps

by Daniel Grote on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:32

Miners track rallying metal prices to drive FTSE 100 higher, but Admiral slumps after posting only marginal profit increase.

Pound recovers ground as wages close inflation gap

by Daniel Grote on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:32

Wage growth edges higher to 2.1% in June but still lags inflation, continuing the squeeze on household finances. 

Next slumps as analysts warn of 'Kodak moment'

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2017 at 12:47

Shares in Next tumble to bottom of FTSE 100 as Berenberg draws parallels between clothing retailer and camera maker's woes.

Hargreaves Lansdown eyes slice of £2.4 trillion prize

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:13

New chief executive Chris Hill says platform is in 'pole position' to take a larger slice of savings and investment market.

Platform best buy lists favour 'own brand' funds

by Daniel Grote on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:39

Research from City regulator finds platforms biased towards their own investments, but that 'best buy' funds perform better.

Banks lead FTSE fightback after North Korea sell-off

by Daniel Grote on Aug 14, 2017 at 10:43

FTSE 100 recovers some ground from last week's sell-off on North Korea fears, with shares in banks leading the way.

Accumulator: pound shields investors from nuclear fallout

by Daniel Grote on Aug 11, 2017 at 16:07

The standoff between the US and North Korea dominated markets this week, but UK investors escaped the worst.

FTSE slumps as Trump ramps up North Korea rhetoric

by Daniel Grote on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:30

FTSE 100 extends slump as US president Donald Trump says earlier threat to unleash 'fire and fury' on North Korea 'wasn't tough enough'.

The Expert View: Prudential, Glencore and Go-Ahead

by Daniel Grote on Aug 11, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Savills and Card Factory.

FTSE sell-off gathers strength on North Korea fears

by Daniel Grote on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:42

FTSE 100 sheds more than 100 points as sell-off sparked by North Korea tensions spreads to US.

Prudential merges with M&G fund business

by Daniel Grote on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:45

Prudential merges UK life insurance business with its fund group M&G, stoking speculation the move is a prelude to a spin-off.

US tensions with North Korea rattle markets

by Daniel Grote on Aug 09, 2017 at 16:39

North Korea considering strike on US Pacific territory, hours after Donald Trump pledged to meet threat with 'fire and fury'.

FTSE nears record high after jolt from US jobs

by Daniel Grote on Aug 08, 2017 at 16:58

FTSE 100 closes just shy of record high after afternoon boost from US jobs figures that sparked dollar rally.

Investors pull £10bn from Standard Life's Gars fund

by Daniel Grote on Aug 08, 2017 at 12:01

Investors have withdrawn a net £10.2 billion from the UK's largest fund over the last year as performance has slumped.

Miners drive FTSE higher, Paddy Power Betfair slumps

by Daniel Grote on Aug 07, 2017 at 10:26

Rise in steel and iron ore prices drive mining stocks to top of FTSE 100, while Paddy Power Betfair drops on departure of boss.

FTSE rallies and pound falls on robust US jobs data

by Daniel Grote on Aug 04, 2017 at 17:06

FTSE gains ground in afternoon trading on better-than-expected jobs report. Plus: our Accumulator table.

House builder shares tumble on Help to Buy fears

by Daniel Grote on Aug 04, 2017 at 10:51

Shares in house builders slide on reports government could wind down Help to Buy scheme before scheduled end in 2021.

Soaring Next leads FTSE higher on sales relief

by Daniel Grote on Aug 03, 2017 at 15:10

Next rallies after reporting return to sales growth, while fall in pound drives FTSE 100 higher.

Pound falls as Bank holds rates and cuts forecasts

by Daniel Grote on Aug 03, 2017 at 13:56

Monetary policy committee votes by six to two to keep rates on hold and cuts UK growth forecasts.

 

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