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Market Update - Sunday, 21st April 2019


Thursday, 18th April 2019
16:45
Weakness among healthcare companies pushed the FTSE 100 into the red ahead of the long bank holiday weekend.  At the close, the blue-chip index was down 0.1% at 7,459.  Wall Street was also subdued with the Dow Jones the only index to make any gains, rising 0.2% to 26,511.  Brent crude oil was ... read more
Thursday, 18th April 2019
12:05
The FTSE 100 was flat at midday at 7,462.22 as several stocks traded without rights to their dividend and amid thin trading volumes.  US futures pointed to a similarly subdued session ... read more
Thursday, 18th April 2019
09:22
UK stocks are slipping on Thursday in lighter trading ahead of the long Easter bank holiday weekend.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was 0.31%, or 23.16 points, lower at 7,448.16. ... read more
Wednesday, 17th April 2019
16:52
The FTSE 100 struggled to gain momentum as weakness among utility stocks weighed on performance, leaving the blue-chip index only 1.4 points higher at 7,471.  Wall Street was also subdued despite ... read more
Wednesday, 17th April 2019
12:05
By midday the FTSE 100 was down a handful of points at 7,462.45 having closed yesterday at its highest point in six months. UK inflation numbers came in below expectations, ... read more
Wednesday, 17th April 2019
09:03
UK stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as investors weighed the release of relatively positive Chinese economic growth figures with mixed corporate earnings results in the US.  At 0851, the FTSE 100 ... read more
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
16:47
The FTSE 100 remained in positive territory, up 0.4% at 7,469, supported by upbeat trading in Asia and a bounce back in US equities.  At around 4:45pm UK time, the tech-heavy ... read more
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
12:07
The FTSE 100 took its lead from positive trading in Asia overnight amid hopes the Chinese economy is stabilising, helping the blue-chip index rise 0.4% to 7,465 at around midday.  US ... read more
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
09:02
UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday, tracking positive moves on Asia exchanges inspired by positive data indicating that the Chinese economy is on a stable footing.  At 0853, the FTSE 100 ... read more
Monday, 15th April 2019
16:38
The FTSE 100 closed the day down a handful of points after US investment bank Goldman Sachs reported first quarter profit down by a fifth year-on-year.  By 4.30pm UK time the ... read more
Monday, 15th April 2019
12:06
The FTSE 100 recovered earlier lost ground to trade flat by midday as it shrugged off sterling strength to responded positively to encouraging news on US-China trade relations and a ... read more
Monday, 15th April 2019
09:02
UK stocks drifted lower on Monday, led down by miners, as a stronger pound hurt exporters.  At 0854, the FTSE 100 was down 10.59 points, or 0.1%, at 7.426.47.  BHP, Rio Tinto ... read more
Friday, 12th April 2019
16:49
Sterling surged on reports that talks between the Labour and the Conservative parties over Brexit were going well, but this failed to drag the FTSE 100 into negative territory.  At the ... read more
Friday, 12th April 2019
12:30
The FTSE 100 gained ground by lunchtime after a sleepy start, up 0.4% to 7,447.96 on a sharp increase in Chinese experts.  US futures pointed to a higher open on Wall ... read more
Thursday, 11th April 2019
16:52
The FTSE 100 struggled for direction and failed to take advantage of weaker sterling as excitement wore off following an agreed delay to Brexit until 31 October, which is expected ... read more
Thursday, 11th April 2019
12:08
By midday the FTSE 100 had recovered earlier losses to trade 0.2% higher at 7,435.48. Sterling remained choppy after last nights agreed delay to Brexit which is seen as merely ... read more
Thursday, 11th April 2019
09:14
UK stocks are slipping on Thursday as further political uncertainty is expected despite Wednesday's confirmation of a Brexit extension until Halloween, a longer extension than Theresa May had wanted.  At 08:58, ... read more
Wednesday, 10th April 2019
16:47
The FTSE 100 dipped into negative territory at 7,421 as sterling strengthened ahead of a vital meeting of EU leaders where they will consider whether to grant the UK a ... read more
Wednesday, 10th April 2019
12:01
The FTSE 100 was more or less flat by midday at 7,431.65 and pretty much unchanged from the start of this week.  Sterling enjoyed gains ahead of tonight's crucial meeting of ... read more
Wednesday, 10th April 2019
08:54
UK stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday amid growing expectations that European leaders would ask the UK to accept a long Brexit delay.  At 0850, the FTSE 100 was up 5.83 ... read more
Tuesday, 9th April 2019
17:01
Global equities fell into the red after US President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on $11bn of European goods.  At close, the FTSE 100 was 0.3% lower at 7,425.  Elsewhere, European equities also ... read more
Tuesday, 9th April 2019
12:08
The FTSE 100 was up a handful of points by midday at 7,455.71 with investors weighing the latest Brexit developments, as Theresa May headed to Berlin, as well as rising ... read more
Tuesday, 9th April 2019
08:52
UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday as a strengthening pound put pressure on exporters.  At 0844, the FTSE 100 was down 11.16 points, or 0.2%, at 7.440.73.  Sterling perked up amid growing ... read more
Monday, 8th April 2019
16:37
The FTSE 100 closed up a handful of points at 7,451.89 after continuing Brexit-inspired volatility in the pound and a soft start to trading on Wall Street. By 4.30pm UK ... read more
Monday, 8th April 2019
11:58
Stronger sterling and weak German export figures weighed on the FTSE 100 on Monday as Theresa May announced plans to head to Paris and Berlin tomorrow as she looks to ... read more
Monday, 8th April 2019
08:55
UK stocks opened lower on Monday, pressured by a modestly stronger pound, as Theresa May entered a crucial week of Brexit negotiations ahead of a progress deadline on Friday.  At 0841, ... read more


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