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FTSE Holds Near 2013 Peak Thanks to Strong Miners

News - Thursday, January 16, 2014

The FTSE 100 held strong close to its 2013 peak on Thursday, bolstered by strong gains from miners as well as optimism regarding the global economy.

FTSE Closes on Eight Month High

News - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a positive training session on Wednesday, closing up by 0.8 percent, at an eight month high of 6,819.86 points. This marks its highest closing level since May 2013. The index was helped by a World Bank upgrade and positive global economic sentiment.

FTSE Steady After Mixed Day of Trading

News - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The FTSE 100 held steady near a two-month high, as a sell-off in financials was offset by some positive updates from the retail and healthcare sectors.

Banks Bolster FTSE 100

News - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A small rally in the banking sector helped the FTSE 100 to hold steady after a mixed day of trading on Monday. The FTSE 100 rose by 0.4 percent, as drugmakers and oil companies saw their shares fall, but bankers rallied on the back of relaxed leverage rules.

FTSE 100 Gains In Spite of Global Setbacks

News - Saturday, January 11, 2014

The UK's leading index climbed slightly on Friday in spite of setbacks in both the USA and the UK. An unexpected slowdown in US jobs growth and poor fundamentals in the UK were not enough to bring down a generally optimistic mood.

Difficult Day for UK Retailers

News - Thursday, January 09, 2014

The FTSE 100 slipped today after depressing updates from major UK retailers. By the end of the day the FTSE 100 was sitting at 6691.3, down 30.4 points. Similar falls occurred in Wall Street and in European indexes.

FTSEs Top Bosses Have Already Earned Average Annual Wage

News - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The average FTSE 100 company CEO will have earned more money than a typical UK office worker by 9AM today. Top FTSE bosses earn as much as £1,100 per hour, and now, just a few days after the Christmas break has concluded, they will have exceeded the average UK office worker's salary of £26,500.

FTSE Climbs to One Week High

News - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The FTSE 100 climbed by 0.5 percent on Tuesday, reaching a one-week high and offering some optimism at the beginning of the new year. The biggest gains came from financial stocks, as the index pushed against technical resistance levels, and managed to avoid being weighed down too significantly by stresses in the retail sector.

Sainsburys and M&S Stuggle in FTSE

News - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The FTSE 100 stayed flat on Monday, rising just 0.1 point over the course of the session. Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury both struggled, as investors expected to see poor retail results for the festive period.

Thirty Years of Growth and Madness

News - Sunday, January 05, 2014

It's hard to believe, but the FTSE 100 is now 30 years old. The FTSE 100, an index of the top 100 shares on the London Stock Exchange, was created to give a better overview of the health of the markets than the old FT Index, which tracked just 30 blue-chip shares. The FT 30 was launched in 1935, and was dominant for almost 50 years before the FTSE 100 was launched on January 3rd 1984. On launch day, the index was set to a value of 1,000, and over the last three decades it has grown to almost seven times that value.

FTSE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

News - Thursday, January 02, 2014

The FTSE 100 celebrates its 30th Anniversary today, and it looks like it will be a jovial celebration, as forecasts suggest that this coming year will see the UK's leading index hit record highs.

FTSE Enjoys Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2009

News - Thursday, January 02, 2014

The FTSE 100 posted its biggest annual rise since 2009 last year, closing the final session of 2013 up 14.4 percent on its starting point for the year. This 12 month gain was mirrored in other stock markets across the USA and Europe.

FTSE Inching to 7000 Barrier

News - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The FTSE 100 is still performing well, and looks like it is on track to end 2013 up by 14%, inching towards 7000 as it heads into the new year.

FTSE 100 Continues Long Winning Streak

News - Sunday, December 29, 2013

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a rise for the sixth day in succession on Friday, as the fabled "Santa Rally" continued.

FTSE On Track For Best Performance Since 2009

News - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The FTSE 100 is on track for its best performance since 2009, thanks in part to a pre-Christmas rally, which took the index into positive territory for the month of December.

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