Stock Market Analysis & Comment

David Madden
Trump’s Tailspin Could Rattle Ashtead By David Madden - 6 hours ago

The British-based plant and machinery hire company benefited greatly from Brexit as the slump in sterling sent its profits soaring given the company earns the bulk of its revenue in the US. The major ...

David Madden
Commodity Stocks Lead London’s Market By David Madden - 11 hours ago

The FTSE 100 is hovering around the 7500 mark as mining companies are forming the foundation of the move higher. Yet again, London’s comparably high exposure to natural resource stocks is ...

Ken Odeluga
Royal Mail Edges Closer To Distant UK Prize By Ken Odeluga - May 18, 2017

The market is responding to the outlook for Royal Mail (LON:RMG) long-term market share with an extension of the share’s rise since the end of April to almost 10%, though it’s worth noting...

Nick Hilsden
7511 Resistance On FTSE 100: Overbought? By Nick Hilsden - May 18, 2017

It's funny how markets often ignore political uncertainty until the last minute but the penny certainly dropped yesterday as that dubious rally built on sand finally hit the buffers. The FTSE 100 just...

Jasper Lawler
Markets Not Too Peachy On Impeachment By Jasper Lawler - May 17, 2017

Markets aren’t feeling too peachy about impeachment. Calls for President Trump to be impeached are growing louder and that has created a long overdue sense of fear in markets. The so-called fear...

Jasper Lawler
Alibaba Earnings Preview By Jasper Lawler - May 17, 2017

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) reports quarterly earnings before the US market open on Thursday, May 18. Shares in the Chinese ecommerce company have risen by over a third in the last year and made a fresh...

Michael Hewson
More Trump Trauma Weighs On Markets By Michael Hewson - May 17, 2017

Equity markets have cooled after their positive run lately and the political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump is certainly giving traders a reason to cash in their chips. Investors have high hopes...

Baidu Investors: Patience Required By Investing.com - May 16, 2017

by Chaim Siegel of Elazar Advisors, LLC Earnings drive stocks. For now Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU), the Chinese internet search service, is reallocating focus away from their profit driving businesses and...

Nick Hilsden
FTSE 100 Rise To 7474 Today By Nick Hilsden - May 15, 2017

The main news over the weekend was still the ransomware attack though the impact doesn't seem to have bothered the FTSE 100 much, neither on Friday, nor on the futures prices Sunday night. North Korea...

Jasper Lawler
Stocks Awaiting Next Week's Manifestos By Jasper Lawler - May 12, 2017

Emmanuel’s Europe on the mend European stocks continue to hold their ground, supported by a record $6bn injected into European stock funds this past week. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron ...

​FTSE Seeking Record Weekly Close By XTB - May 12, 2017

The FTSE 100 is higher by around 15 points this morning as the market goes in search of a record high weekly close. The leading UK stock benchmark has enjoyed a rally in recent weeks following the ...