Whenever we've the FTSE dip back towards 6,660 over the last couple of days there have been buyers coming back in, and these markets are still bullish despite the late plunge we saw in late US trade yesterday.
Some of the momentum witnessed in recent days has slipped on profit-taking – a not altogether surprising turn of events given the fact that the FTSE 100 has regaled markets with 10 consecutive days of new highs. Less than stellar US data has also given markets pause for thought.
The FTSE 100 has found it hard to make any progress this morning but this is more likely due to a general sense of exhaustion after its extended winning streak rather than any shift in underlying sentiment.More quotes »
US stock market isn't the only one racing ahead
the past year, even though Europe's largest economy contracted in the final quarter of 2012 from the previous quarter.-- Britain's FTSE 100 has pushed above 6,400 for the first time in five years, despite fears that the country is about to sink into its third Read more »
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Lloyds’s shares cross break-even level
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Bursa likely to trend higher next week
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FTSE Shares That Soared and Plunged This Week
Despite being briefly shaken by fears that the Federal Reserve might start softening its stimulus policies by summer, the FTSE 100 has now recorded six straight days above the 6,600 level. Here are three of the week's biggest risers, and one faller. Severn from WalletPop Read more »
Blue-chips secure 6,700 mark
blue-chips finally secured the key 6,700 level at the third attempt, ensuring the FTSE 100 closed the week at its highest level since October 2007. Helped by better-than-forecast consumer sentiment data from the US, the benchmark index climbed 35.26 points from The Telegraph Read more »