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Category: UK Stock Market

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Stock-Markets

Monday, September 02, 2019

U.K. Markets Showing Stable Recovery / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Submissions

Recent moves in the U.K market have highlighted deteriorating sentiment levels as a result of continued Brexit uncertainties.  However, it can be argued that many in the market have overreacted in response to these events as a limited impact has actually been seen in equities.

As a clear expression of these trends, the U.K. 100 Index retraced some of its prior gains during the trading period that spanned from July to August of this year.  In the process of these declines, U.K. stock markets have fallen through their 50-day and 200-day exponential moving averages.  In most cases, traders will view these types of events as exceedingly bearish.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FTSE 100: A Top European Index / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Justin_Weinger

Get the lowdown on the FTSE 100 in this news article from Vestle. Find out why many people including traders and bankers follow its every move. 

European Indices: Read all about it

Every morning in London, it’s the same: amongst the throngs of suited men and women flooding out of the tube stations, you can’t help but notice a light pink bundle tucked under an arm or sticking out of a tote bag. Get a little closer and you’ll see the title, broadly displayed in a classic serif font: FINANCIAL TIMES. Or “FT” for short. This is where anyone and everyone who deals with money gets the inside scoop on market activity, investment performance, and how such things as geopolitical factors and monetary policy can affect them.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Elliott Wave Analysis of the FTSE futures / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: WavePatternTraders

The strong reversal from the April 2018 high appears impulse looking on a few world stock markets, particularly the FTSE and NIK-225. So we are focussed on the cleaner patterns from the April high. Having put in a 5th wave to end an impulse wave from the April 2018 high a few days back, the subsequent bounce we have seen over the last few days is of no surprise to us, its actually what we want to see, as we are looking for a partial retracement in 3 or 7 waves to offer a bearish setup for a move lower.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, August 27, 2018

The FTSE 5 Point Broadening Stock Market Top / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

Pattern – price has moved down off the high and in the process has set up a bearish double top, denoted by the horizontal line. These double tops that form just below the high are generally very bearish as they are with the trend.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FTSE 100 Stocks Index Holds Support at 7140 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Submissions

Dividend Investments : Stock markets are broadly higher and the UK economy looks to be supportive of these trends.  Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) figures and in Industrial Production has prompted the Bank of England to drastically revise its interest rate schedule as there is now an indication that consumer inflation levels could begin to become problematic if further action is not taken.  This has sent valuations in the GBP higher, but this has also led to some stalling in the FTSE 100 stock index. 

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Stock-Markets

Friday, December 30, 2016

FTSE Stock Market Index Ends 2016 at BrExit New All Time High, Clueless Financial Press / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The FTSE ended 2016's last day of trading at a NEW ALL TIME high of 7,142, which according the mainstream financial press's reporting for virtually the whole year was an IMPOSSIBLE outcome. After all the surprise BrExit EU Referendum vote result was supposed to have heralded a crash, collapse, recession new bear market, NONE of which materialised!

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News_Letter

Thursday, December 08, 2016

FTSE and Sterling Brexit Trading, Deconstruction of the EU Referendum Result / News_Letter / UK Stock Market

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
29th June, 2016 Issue # 17 Vol. 10

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Stock-Markets

Monday, August 08, 2016

FTSE Possible Double Top Before Lengthy PBrexit Consolidation / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Ken_Ticehurst

The FTSE has had a dramatic run since Brexit and appears on a short term basis to be overbought, our current forecast is for a high over the coming weeks at or about 7,000, this short term top remains likely as long as the 10, 20 and 50 day moving averages remain in positive alignment.

You will notice the 300 day moving average beginning to turn up in a positive fashion in our forecast whilst price becomes weak, that is a perfectly reasonable part of a consolidation process. The 50 day moving average should act as support if we get a mini consolidation before we get to 7,000.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

FTSE Bounce to Prove Brief / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: AnyOption

The bounce in capital markets across the globe amid speculation of expanded stimulus from the European Central Bank and looser lending conditions in China may have sent risk assets and equities higher, but the positive sentiment is unlikely to last.  Worsening fundamental conditions in the United Kingdom combined with a weak external environment have contributed to the sizable decline in FTSE 100 equity index over the last several months, with the benchmark dipping into a bear market last month following a widespread market selloff.  A number of lingering issues continue to plague the index, keeping the pressure on performance high as concerns about the drag from energy, softer industrial activity, and another bout of regional bank weakness are offset gains from a more competitive Pound.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, February 08, 2016

FTSE 100 Following Macro Trends in Peripheral Markets / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: MBM_Research

Stock market bulls have seen some discouraging activity in the equities space over the last few months, and many traders are looking for an indication that declines in the major stock benchmarks have reached an exhaustion point.  Those that have been caught long at the highs are likely showing even more concern, as positions based on the multi-year positive momentum have likely given back most of their gains. 

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, October 18, 2015

UK Stocks FTSE Poised for Bounce / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

For most of this year, investors have been fixated on the monthly performances seen in the S&P 500.  There is good reason for this, as most of the market is still trying to assess whether or not the index can maintain its record levels into the end of 2015.  So it is not surprising to see ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSE: SPY) getting as much attention as it has.  But when we take a step back and look for alternative trends in other areas of the market, some interesting opportunities start to become clear. 

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 28, 2015

FTSE 100 Could Rise on Rates / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

Stock markets in the UK have been attempting to recover from recent declines and regain the foothold that was established earlier this year in the 7140 region.  Most global stock benchmarks have had a positive year in 2015 but the story has been somewhat different in the UK where there is still the peripheral impact of sovereign debt in the Eurozone to complicate investment ideas. 

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Currencies

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FTSE 100 Stocks Index Could Rally on Greek Resolution / Currencies / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

When we look at some of the biggest financial news headlines of the year, it is difficult to discount the continued discussions that have centered around the European sovereign debt crisis.  This might sound like a throwback to 2012, but these are issues that have once again resurfaced and might be even more important now than they were just a few years ago.  This is largely because there are factors that solidify the need of one or more countries to exit the monetary union. 

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 07, 2015

FTSE 100 Ready For Reversal / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

Stock investors have been very kind to the FTSE 100 stock index for most of this year.  This outlook has been supported by forecasts for low interest rates into the second half of this year and by stronger than expected corporate earnings in most industrial sectors.  According to one options think-tank this has led to increased buy flow activity for a number of different trading strategies -- and these reports can be largely confirmed by the price activity that has been seen in stocks for both the options and futures markets. 

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, May 09, 2015

FTSE 100 Is Reaching A Turning Point / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

Recent rallies in the FTSE 100 have been nothing short of impressive ISHARES FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (LON:ISF).  These are moves that have been inspired by low inflation levels, strong consumer spending, and better than expected corporate earnings in the region’s largest companies.  This is the type of fundamental backdrop that supports the prospects for continued rallies.  But when we look at price levels in their current form, there is some reason for caution in the near term.  

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, April 19, 2015

UK Stock Market Ready To Reverse? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Richard_Cox

Over the trading sessions seen last week, UK markets have posted some declines that have caused concern for many investors that are long equities.  So the next question to ask is whether or not this is a true bearish reversal of the longer term bullish trend.  If this is the case, it would be a good idea for investors to start taking profits on long positions while prices are still holding at relatively elevated levels.  But if this is not the case, the latest declines could prove to be a good opportunity to continue buying in UK equity markets or to establish new long positions for those that do not already have exposure in regional stocks.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

Footsie UK Stock Market Final High / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

Today the 16th April 2015 may very well go down as the high of the bull market that began in 2009. Let's take a look at the recent action using the daily chart.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Britain EU Exit ‘BREXIT’ Poses Risks To London Property, FTSE and Sterling Asset / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: GoldCore

  • Political uncertainty beginning to impact bond and property markets
  • UK bonds and stocks at all time record highs and ‘bubbly’
  • FTSE looks overvalued and ripe for sharp correction
  • “Air of caution in the run-up to the general election” hits London property
  • City of London has most to lose from Brexit
  • Brexit may isolate UK – “North Korea option” – or lead to strong, independent UK, like Hong Kong
  • Real diversification remains only “free lunch”
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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

FTSE100 Stocks Index Breaks Key Support / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

The Footsie has just broken some key support I have been monitoring. We already know from previous analysis of the longer term charts that this bull market is on its knees. So let's look in close at the daily chart to see what this potential kill shot looks like.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, February 16, 2015

FTSE Stock Market Index Triple Top  / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

We are all aware, or those that follow the UK market are, that there is a massive triple top formation in play on the Footsie. That’s all well and good but let’s try and really nail it down by looking at both the daily and month charts.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Has the FTSE Stock Market Index Put in a Major Top? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: WavePatternTraders

The strong decline on the FTSE over the past few weeks may have come as a surprise to many traders but for us it was expected. It really could not have gone any better for members. I have been warning members for a number of weeks to expect a strong reversal and a crash style move, although we have been preparing for a strong decline; members have also been trading the upside, as before members could trade the downside we need to see the 6900 area tested.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FTSE100 - The Footsie Triple Step / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

I’m gonna vary it up here and go with some bottom up analysis beginning with the daily chart.

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Companies

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How China's Investment in UK Companies Affects The Stock Market / Companies / UK Stock Market

By: Submissions

Brett Chatz writes: Earlier this year Chinese fashion brand Bosideng opened a flagship store in London. According to the China Daily, in an interview with Zhou Xiaoming of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, the products sold are made in the UK; even if it's an exaggeration it's still quite a u-turn!

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Has the FTSE Stock Market Index Put in a Major Top? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: WavePatternTraders

The case for a long term major top looks very compelling.

The advance from the March 2009 lows has a 3 wave look and to an Elliottician that's significant as it only suggests a corrective advance.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stock Market FTSE 100 Sending Red Warning Flag Signals / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Michael_Noonan

One of the best aspects of reading developing market activity is that it reduces any market to the opposing forces of supply and demand. It can be any organized market, anywhere. The factors of fear and greed universally apply to all investors/traders.

Reading developing market activity, in context with past price behavior, is a short- hand way to follow what smart money is doing. Smart money represents the controlling influences behind price movement. We recently did an analysis on the German DAX, [Different Country, Different Culture. People Are People, Charts Are Charts, http://bit.ly/ZDvxeg]. What held true for that analysis equally holds true for the FTSE 100.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 21, 2012

FTSE - A rose between two thorns - MAP Analysis / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Marc_Horn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn MAP Analysis Part 1... I said the FTSE is showing some anomalies and needs further analysis!

The reason stated was that it appears  that there was a subwave build up and having analysed it further using the principles described in parts 1 through 5 the picture is indeed one of subwaves and is not rosy! I have zoomed in on the big picture so you can see the waves within waves.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Triple Play Fibonacci Analysis / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: David_Knox_Barker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrice, time and sentiment represent a three dimensional approach to technical analysis of any market or security. The Fibonacci drill-down grid method is particularly instructive at the current price juncture in the UK FTSE 100. The key to this three-dimensional method is to identify the "hot" Level 1 grid, i.e. the high and low in a Fibonacci grid that produces an extended numbers of clear turns on Level 1 and Level 2 grid lines.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, May 28, 2011

FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Resilience / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLike most other major equity markets the FTSE has recently endured yet another round of risk aversion that has seen the market correct lower.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, January 07, 2011

The Changing Balance Between FTSE and DAX Stock Indices / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom early September into mid-December the German DAX enjoyed a strong bull run supported by a strong economic recovery, which helped pan-Euro zone economic data mask the plight of many other Euro zone economies that were at best enjoying a modest recovery. Or, more typically,  were gripped by the Sovereign debt crisis that has forced Greece and Ireland to seek a rescue. And to shelter under promises made by China to keep buying their Sovereign debt.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, October 22, 2010

FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Forecast To Go Higher / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGlobal equity markets have been bullish in recent weeks supported by expectations that the Fed will restart its QE program and buy more US Treasuries. The Bank of Japan too, recently cut rates to zero and announced a Bond purchase program which is seen as a prelude to full blown QE.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, October 01, 2010

FTSE Stock Index Rresilient Hesitation Encourages Bullish Optimism / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleImpending spending cuts and VAT increases scheduled for the start of 2011 may at best depress growth for a couple of quarters and at worst risk a double dip recession. Despite this the FTSE is only around 200 points off its 2010 highs.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, June 26, 2010

UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index in Trouble, Further Collapse Warning / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Robert_McHugh_PhD

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLondon's FTSE is in deep trouble. New Developments in the Bearish case this week are that the FTSE is forming a Bearish Flag pattern, and has nearly completed the Flag portion of this pattern. Flags fly at half mast in this pattern, meaning the depth of the decline that led into the flag will be the same as the depth of the decline from the flag. This gives a downside target of 4,300ish.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, December 04, 2009

The Resilient FTSE 100 Stocks Index May be in for Trouble Ahead / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Technical Trader’s view:

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FTSE 100 Hits 2009 Stocks Bull Market Target of 5000, What's Next? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe FTSE 100 stock market index broke above 5,000 by closing at 5,004 for the first time since the financial collapse of September 2008.

Whilst the highly vocal public perma bears have frightened much of the investing public into sitting on the sidelines, too frightened to commit and leaving the smart money to accumulate at rock bottom prices, readers following my analysis of the stealth stocks bull market will have been left with little doubt of where I expected the market to head with first a clear target for the bear market bottom at the start of the year confirmed in March, and then the subsequent stealth bull market mapped out throughout 2009 as the following illustrate before I get to where I expect the FTSE is headed to next.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How Much Higher Can the FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Go? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: MoneyWeek

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWill the FTSE 100 break a new record today?

The index closed up 9 points yesterday. That made it the 11th winning session in a row. That's the longest streak of gains seen since early 2004. It's never managed 12 in a row before.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FTSE 100 Index Stealth Bull Market as Bear Market Bottoms at 3,460 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe FTSE 100 index fulfilled its bear market target as per the forecast of 20th January 2009 which called for a target Low at 3,400. Whilst much of my analysis has been focused on the Dow Jones Index, however as I have stated several times over recent months that the FTSE would closely track the DJIA in terms of bear market timing, but with a more positive % advantage to the Dow Index due to the impact of the overall continuing bearish trend of Sterling against the U.S. Dollar.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

FTSE 100 Index Stock Market Forecast 2009 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI am expecting the FTSE stock market index to follow a similar trend to the Dow Jones, however the ongoing currency crash means that the FTSE 'should' perform relatively more strongly than the Dow as a consequence of the exchange rate movement. The in-depth analysis of October 2008 - Stocks Bear Market Long-term Investing Strategy that accurately forecast the 20% corrective rally (that appears to have terminated) to be followed by a subsequent stocks bear market low in Mid 2009, included was the strategy of scaling into the market at the rate of 10% of funds allocated to stock market investing per each month that the stock market was within 10% of its lows. The bear market rally following the October low has been very weak, which suggests much lower trading than the October low.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Debt's Dead But Equity's Alive at London's AIM Stock Market / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe all read and hear about it 24 / 7 – whether it's in the papers or on CNBC - credit markets have seized-up for all but sovereign risk. The mainstream financial press is continuously bleating, “Money is tight or unavailable”.

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Politics

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Obamanomics Offers Investors Plenty of Profit Plays in 2009 / Politics / UK Stock Market

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: With his landslide election victory Tuesday – coupled with Democratic gains in the House of Representatives and in the Senate – U.S. President-elect Barack H. Obama II will have the ability to pursue more or less any policy he wants.

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News_Letter

Monday, November 03, 2008

Financial Markets Analysis and Forecasts / News_Letter / UK Stock Market

By: NewsLetter

November 2nd , 2008 Issue #36 Vol. 2

As per several requests for a stock market analysis update, here is my current summary outlook for the FTSE 100 Stock Market Index. The FTSE 100 index has continued to build a base following the Great Crash of 2008 that took the index to a low of 3665, having since recovered to 4383, up 718 points / 19.5% in just 5 days. Whilst the day to day volatility has presented short-term traders with great opportunities however it has left long-term investors shell shocked.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, November 02, 2008

FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Forecast Year End Rally / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs per several requests for a stock market analysis update, here is my current summary outlook for the FTSE 100 Stock Market Index. The FTSE 100 index has continued to build a base following the Great Crash of 2008 that took the index to a low of 3665, having since recovered to 4383, up 718 points / 19.5% in just 5 days. Whilst the day to day volatility has presented short-term traders with great opportunities however it has left long-term investors shell shocked.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stocks New Bull Market or Bear Market Rally? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: John_Browne

Despite a series of worrying news items last week, U.S. stock markets managed to deliver strong gains. Time and again, U.S. investors seem to turn lemons into lemonade by assuming each bad data point is an indication that the bottom is in. Is such behavior indicative of a stock market revival or simply evidence of a bear market rally?

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Stock-Markets

Monday, July 28, 2008

FTSE 100 Stock Market Seasonal Trend Analysis into End 2008 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGlobal stock markets have performed abysmally during the year to date, with many of the worlds stock markets having triggered technical bear markets on falls of more than 20% from their 2007 peaks. The FTSE 100 index is no exception, which triggered a bear market just over a week ago. However a bounce ensued from the oversold state which was anticipated in the analysis for the Dow Jones on 14th of July which called for an imminent bottom for the stock markets and a volatile trend higher into September 2008 for an advance of approx 10%.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, June 23, 2008

FTSE 100 Index and the Atlantic Stock Market Divergence / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: John_Needham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBehind the Mortgage bubble - More than one columnist has commented on the apparent divergence between the City's view of the economy and the High Street's view. Whilst the City and Threadneedle Street grapple with the onset of credit impaired securities and the heretofore unconsidered realisation that leverage cuts both ways, the High Street is largely unaware of what is coming down the track. UK and European markets are tracking about a quarter behind our cross Atlantic cousins so the path is relatively clear to see although the return to earth of the UK housing market will follow a different course to that in US.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, February 14, 2008

FTSE 100 Stock Market Index Showing Remarkable Strength / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe FTSE 100 Indexes January plunge to below 5350 set up the scenerio for a relief rally towards resistance at 6000, which would again be followed by a retest of the January lows the outcome of which was set to determine the trend for much of the year. On Wednesday, the FTSE managed to recoup much of the days earlier losses that had seen the FTSE decline to a low of 5814, closing just 30 points down on the day at 5890, this is evidence of remarkable strength in the light of an anticipated reaction towards the January low of 5350 following a break of 50% of the advance to the 6071 relief rally peak.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Stock Market - FTSE Bull or Bear? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Fat_Prophets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSo far, 2008 has been an extraordinary year for investors. Sharp falls in December and January, which culminated in last Tuesday morning's panic selling, saw the FTSE100 down more than 20 percent from October highs. This supposed magic 20 percent figure sparked widespread talk of an 'official bear market'. But for the remainder of the week, the market rallied, thus pulling us out of bear market territory. Does this mean we're back in a bull market?

"On the one hand we have a contracting global credit bubble and on the other we have the US authorities manning the liquidity pumps to stimulate a flagging economy. "

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Stock-Markets

Friday, January 25, 2008

Stocks Secular Bear Market / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in early October when the benchmark S&P 500 stock index was hitting all-time highs, “bear” was a heretical four-letter word. Merely letting it roll off your tongue or spill from your pen offered a fast track to pariah status. In the best of times, people tend to forget that the worst of times are even possible anymore.

But after the most brutal new-year selloff in market history, investors and speculators are far more receptive to the usually taboo topic of stock bears. Most on Wall Street consider a bear market a 20% decline from the latest interim high. This week we came pretty darned close to a 20% slide in S&P 500 (SPX) terms.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Broading Stock Market Top Offers Proshare Shorting Profit Opportunities / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Donald_W_Dony

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch has been written recently about the current market conditions. Many research reports maintain the concept that new highs in the equity markets can be anticipated in the near future. Yet month after month, fundamental and technical evidence continues to build a picture of a cooling U.S. economy and the fledgling start of a mild recession. One of the earliest indicators of mounting economic weakness came from one of the most reliable indicators; the banks.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

FTSE 100 Index 2008 UK Stock Market Forecast 2008 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDoom and Gloom pervades the UK economy as we enter into 2008, which is 'usually' an excellent atmosphere for stocks, especially if that doom and gloom to date has not resulted in anything other than corrections. Not even the crash in the financial sector that has seen many big banks fall by as much as 50% off their 2007 highs has managed to dent the FTSE 100 Index with barely registerable declines on the long-run FTSE 100 chart.

Speculation is rife of a high risk of a recession for the UK economy during 2008. However the last analysis in this current series for 2008 on UK GDP growth concluded with the opinion that despite early year weakness the UK economy will avoid a recession, this coupled with falling interest rates will be supportive of the UK stock market during 2008.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 17, 2007

UK Investments and Pension Funds Feeling the Winter Blues / Personal_Finance / UK Stock Market

By: MoneyFacts

With the end of another year rapidly approaching, now is an ideal time to reflect upon the key financial events of the past twelve months and what 2007 has meant for consumers. For most savers and investors 2007 has proved to be another challenging year.

So how have the different products fared over the last year, and what have been the major developments?

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, December 16, 2007

FTSE 100 Index UK Stock Market Forecast Into End December 2007 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhilst focusing primarily on the US stock markets during the past 2 to 3 months i.e. Dow Jones and S&P Index, the other western markets have been expected to follow the same or very similar trends which includes the UK's FTSE 100 Index. A recap of the anticipated trend has been for a rally into early October 2007, followed by a corrective decline into November and a strong rally into the new year to new highs for the year. The details of this analysis are contained within the archives. Accompanied by the scenario for the relative under performance of the asian markets as of late October and into the new year, which continues to be borne out by actual price action.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

FTSE 100 Index Forecast for Sept 2007 - Crash in the Financial Sector / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

FTSE 100 rally from the recent lows appears to have ended and is signaling a third leg of the down trend that targets a new low for the year for the FTSE 100 Index. This is on the back of the continuing crash in the financial sector due to the ongoing Subprime sparked credit crunch.

Technical Analysis of the FTSE 100 Index

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, August 12, 2007

FTSE 100 Index UK Stock Market Summer Correction Over? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The US Subprime fallout in the form of the ongoing Credit Crunch has taken the FTSE 100 Index sharply lower in a short space of time. The FTSE has fallen into the target zone of 6050 to 6000 and therefore implies that the correction is over and a strong rally is now due. The ongoing impact of hedge fund failures is likely to impact the stock markets across the world for some time to come therefore will be a factor in generation of short-term volatility in the UK Stock market for many more months.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Foot and Mouth Outbreak to Hit FTSE 100 Index / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Latest reports suggest that the Foot and Mouth virus strain to hit the UK on Thursday is one that is NOT normally found in animals and is linked to vaccines. The strain is thought to originate from the Institute for Animal Health just three miles from the outbreak farm.

The last out break of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK in 2001 cost the Economy an estimated £10 billion ($20 billion) with the agricultural and tourism sectors of the economy hit hard. The government at the time was accused of gross incompetence in the handling of the crisis which saw the destruction of more than 6 million animals and closure of much of the British countryside as well as export bans.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, July 26, 2007

FTSE 100 Index Crashes to 6250 - Whats Next ? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The long awaited summer stock market correction finally kicked into gear this week. The FTSE fell sharply by its largest one day fall in some five years to 6250. Before I get to the current technical picture, the writing for the sell off has been on the walls ever since the warnings flashed to financial markets during the China initiated February 2007 sell offs.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 28, 2007

FTSE 100 Index Summer Outlook / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The standing forecast as of December 06 for 2007 is for the FTSE to rally towards 7000 by year end, however a strong summer correction is also anticipated to begin sometime during May 2007 and carry into July 07. The following analysis is an attempt at fine tuning the Outlook for the Summer FTSE 100 Correction

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Stock-Markets

Monday, March 19, 2007

FTSE 100 and Dow Jones Stock Market Analysis and Outlook / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The FTSE last week fell and hit its target of 6000, followed by the anticipated bounced as summarised below. (Article - 13th March 07)

FTSE 100
The FTSE 100 is targeting 6000, there is a strong probability of the FTSE holding 6000 (5990 low). Further downside appears limited in the immediate down swing.

The FTSE continued its rally on Monday to complete the target requirements for the bounce from 6000. I.e. to effectively put in a lower high, and therefore now again targets a trend back to 6000.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Weekly Stock Market Technical Analysis Report - 17th March 2007 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Mike_Burk

The good news is: The weakness that began late last month should end soon, although, there is likely to be one more leg down.

Short Term
New lows dry up quickly after a bottom has been reached.

The first chart is an update of one I showed last week, it covers the past 6 months showing the S&P 500 (SPX) in red and a 10% trend of NYSE new lows (NY NL) in brown. Dashed vertical lines have been drawn on the first trading day of each month and NY NL has been plotted on an inverted Y axis to make the chart easier to read (up is good).

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Stock-Markets

Monday, September 11, 2006

The FTSE Uptrend & Forecast to Dec 06 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The uptrend from the June low is being tested as the FTSE falls towards 5800.

Will it hold ?

The FTSE Uptrend & Forecast to Dec 06

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, June 24, 2006

FTSE Forecast - ABC correction - is there more to come or not ? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The expected correction has occurred on cue, hitting the target of 5,500; but has moved much faster than original expectations !
So where to next ?

FTSE Forecast - ABC correction - is there more to come or not ?

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 29, 2006

FTSE 100 Forecast - Sell in May and Go Away ! / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

In a week that ended with the FTSE falling over 100 points from high of 6137, we revisit the age old adage of selling in May and go away !
As my analysis will show the market is now primed for a serious correction after fulfilling a years target in less than 4 months !

FTSE 100 Forecast - Sell in May and Go Away !
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Stock-Markets

Saturday, December 31, 2005

FTSE 100 Forecast for 2006 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The FTSE ended 2005 with the expected end of year rally, on a high note of 5619, and thus ensuring that the bull market is intact going into 2006 - Implying higher prices !
FTSE 100 Forecast for 2006
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Stock-Markets

Thursday, May 05, 2005

FTSE 100 Analysis & Forecast - Time to Buy ? / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

After correcting the uptrend towards 5100, is the FTSE now gearing up for the next push up ?

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Politics

Monday, April 25, 2005

How the Election will effect the stock market / Politics / UK Stock Market

By: John_York

The impact previous governments following elections on the UK Stock Market

Party Dates % change in FT30 % change in Retail Prices % change in FT30 in Real Terms
Labour 31/03/1966 - 18/06/1970 -3% 22% -25%
Conservative 18/06/1970 - 28/02/1974 1% 39% -38%
Labour 28/02/1974 - 10/10/1974 -42% 9% -51%
Labour 10/10/1974 - 03/05/1979 183% 93% 90%
Conservative 03/05/1979 - 09/06/1983 29% 56% -26%
Conservative 09/06/1983 - 11/06/1987 143% 20% 123%
Conservative 11/06/1987 - 08/04/1992 7% 34% -28%
Conservative 08/04/1992 - 01/05/1997 57% 14% 42%
Labour 01/05/1997 - 07/06/2001 15% 11% 3%
Labour 07/06/2001 - 31/03/2005 -39% 8% -47%
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Stock-Markets

Friday, December 31, 2004

FTSE 100 Forecast for 2005 / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Nadeem_Walayat

29th 12 2004 FTSE 100 Forecast for 2005

A Quick Review of 2004

2004 Was a volatile year for the stock market, where the market moved between 4300 to 4600 for much of the year. The market ended the year at 4814, which represents a relatively poor gain of about 7.5%, Now for the good news ! - The FTSE ended the year near its highs with the bull market that began in March 2003, INTACT ! Which suggests more gains for the FTSE during 2005.

FTSE Outlook for 2005

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