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FTSE rallies as investors eye profits from US tax cuts

by Daniel Grote on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:03

FTSE 100 and global markets rally on prospect of boost to profits from US tax cuts expected to be passed this week.

Spread betting shares tumble on EU clampdown

by Daniel Grote on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:15

Shares in companies providing spread betting services fall as European regulator plans ban on sale of binary options to retail clients.

The Accumulator: Santa rally still on the cards

by Daniel Grote on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:50

December is traditionally the best month for markets and a strong week could be setting the FTSE 100 up for another 'Santa rally'.

Persimmon chairman quits over boss's £100m bonus

by Daniel Grote on Dec 15, 2017 at 13:22

Nicholas Wrigley quits house builder over failure to cap bonus structure that could net chief executive Jeff Fairburn £100 million.

The Expert View: Capita, M&S and Stagecoach

by Daniel Grote on Dec 15, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Sports Direct and Ocado.

Capita slumps as hopes of 2018 recovery fade

by Daniel Grote on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:13

Troubled outsourcer heaps more woes on big backers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett with subdued update.

The Expert View: Purplebricks, Prudential and Serco

by Daniel Grote on Dec 14, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Dixons Carphone and Imperial Brands.

Serco and Dixons Carphone jump on results relief

by Daniel Grote on Dec 13, 2017 at 10:26

Investors in outsourcing group and electricals retailer handed welcome relief at end of torrid year.

The Expert View: Balfour Beatty, Ashtead and Time Out

by Daniel Grote on Dec 13, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Elegant Hotels and Marston’s.

Shell and BP boost FTSE as oil jumps on UK outage

by Daniel Grote on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:05

Oil price rises above the $65 mark following the closure of the UK's Forties pipeline after the discovery of a crack.

Banks lead FTSE higher as Fed prepares rate rise

by Daniel Grote on Dec 11, 2017 at 15:02

Banks have driven the FTSE 100 higher, buoyed by last week's new rules for the sector and ahead of an expected US interest rate rise.

4 shares the pros are buying

by Daniel Grote, David Campbell on Dec 11, 2017 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Science in Sport, Debenhams, Mincon and Redde.

Banks and builders surge on Brexit breakthrough

by Daniel Grote on Dec 08, 2017 at 15:45

Shares in banks and house builders have raced to the top of the FTSE 100 after a breakthrough in the first phase of Brexit talks.

Flashing red lights? Most managers don't think so

by Daniel Grote on Dec 08, 2017 at 14:39

Bearish fund managers have found their voice as markets endure a tough few weeks, but most remain bullish.

Ladbrokes Coral surges on GVC takeover bid

by Daniel Grote on Dec 07, 2017 at 10:32

Shares in gambling group surge after takeover bid from rival GVC ahead of government clampdown on the sector.

Saga slumps, Intu surges as mid-caps steal limelight

by Daniel Grote on Dec 06, 2017 at 10:35

Shares in insurance and travel provider for over-50s slump on profit warning while Intu Properties surges on bid from Hammerson.

Supermarkets top FTSE as Goldman turns bullish

by Daniel Grote on Dec 05, 2017 at 11:22

Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons jump to top of FTSE 100 as Goldman Sachs says margin pressure is easing.

Provident Financial tumbles on fresh FCA probe

by Daniel Grote on Dec 05, 2017 at 10:21

Financial Conduct Authority adds to woes of lender held by Woodford and Barnett by launching investigation into its car financing arm.

FTSE and pound rally on Brexit and Trump tax plan

by Daniel Grote on Dec 04, 2017 at 14:30

Pound jumps after European parliament member says he is 'astonished' at Brexit progress, as global markets rally on passing of US tax cuts.

The Accumulator: portfolios reel from punishing pound

by Daniel Grote on Dec 01, 2017 at 13:09

Investors suffered losses in almost every market this week, as the strong pound weighed on returns.

 

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