Thursday, 8 April 2010

Bank of England Base Rate sticks at 0.5% for 14th month

Good news for mortgage payers as the bank of England has decided to hold the base interest rate at 0.5% for april 2010. The news is hardly surprisingly considering house sales are still down and the fact that we are still moving out of recession. The decision on the bank of england base interest rate next month is to be held until after the election, which takes place on May 6th. However regardless of the outcome of the election it is still thought that the base interest rate will stay low until economy fully recovers.

In summary bank of england base interest rate still to be kept low at 0.5%

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Top Movers on London stock exchange (LSE) April 6th 2010

Easter Tuesday sees the London stock exchange trading and as of 13:30 there are several stocks/shares showing some bullish movement.

Stocks is top share risers list are ERU, ZOO, BMR, PMK,OPE,GCM. If you hold any of these stocks you will be happy as they are gaining in share price today. ERU opened at 0.63 and now the share price is 0.78.

Additionally the FTSE 100 is making good gains and the FTSE 100 Live Share Price is currently at 5772.

Friday, 26 March 2010

FTSE 100 Closing Price March 26th 2010

FTSE 100 Share Prices- FTSE 100 Closing Price March 26th 2010

The FTSE 100 has been particularly bullish these last few weeks but today the FTSE 100 fell. The FTSE 100 opened at 5728 and dropped below 5700 during the day. However the FTSE 100 managed to close at 5703.

The top FTSE 100 risers were Next, Marks and Spencers, and Cairn Energy to name a few, while the top FTSE 100 fallers were GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever.

Will FTSE 100 share prices continue to fall or will they rise again next week?

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

FTSE 100 closes below 5500 again- FTSE 100 Close January 13th

The FTSE 100 seems to be on a downward spiral after doing so well at the end of 2009. Today, January 13th 2010 the FTSE 100 closed at 5473, after falling from its open of 5499. Before 10am the FTSE 100 did see a high of 5510, but by lunchtime the index price had moved to 5480. The FTSE 100 did see a rally moving to 5490 but after 3pm it dipped dramatically to 5455 before finishing up at 5473.

FTSE 100 constituents Royal Bank of Scotland and Schroders were amongst the top risers in the FTSE 100, whilst Randgold Resources and London Stock Exchange were top fallers. One does wonder whether the FTSE 100 will recover and test recent highs of 5550, although 22 points off ex dividend price does not help.

I have started online spread betting and yesterday I did gain 15 points on the FTSE 100, however today I waited for a signal and decided not to spread bet. Hoping that tomorrow or friday presents more opportunities for ftse 100 spread betting. I guess I am waiting for another bullish or bearish sign.

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