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Who’s driving the January rally?

The UK Index  rally from December 27th 2.5yr lows of 6538 has extended to 425pts or 6.5%. The index of UK-listed Blue-chips is up almost 250pts, or 3.4%, so far in 2019. Depending where you draw your trend-line, a breakout could be on the cards. We could soon be trading a 7000 handle again. We haven’t…

Waiting for the UK Index ‘s Godot

“I’m waiting for the Big One!” You wouldn’t believe how often I hear this from UK Index investors. Whether it’s Brexit, US-China trade war or Bitcoin, many traders keep waiting for the markets to rally or correct on the back of some major financial or geopolitical event. What I see are all those successful trading…

UK Retail: So far, so….not so bad

A month ago I wrote about the raft of UK Index Retail/Consumer companies publishing trading updates in Jan. This was important, in the context of a widely traded and changing sector which is shifting more and more online and consumer confidence at risk of Brexiteers. It also followed a downbeat statement from Primark-owner AB Foods and…

The UK Index this week – 11 Jan

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The UK 100  looks set to close the week on the back foot, labouring under GBP strength. This came courtesy of timely speculation of a Brexit delay ahead of Tueday’s meaningful Brexit vote in Parliament. The index will, nonetheless, book a 1% gain, extending late December’s bounce from 2.5-year lows. This  was inspired by after…

DAX Kapital

Most of my clients here at Accendo Markets are UK investors, focused on investing in UK Index stocks. They know and love UK’s household brands and their trading preferences lie onshore. Amongst persistent Brexit uncertainty, many investors are looking to diversify their portfolios. Lately, I’ve been receiving questions about trading overseas securities. Namely, the Germany’s…

Banks: Quarterly financial health check

It’s that time again – new year, mid-Jan – and we’re preparing for US banks’ quarterly financial health check. The sector is important, in terms of the message about US, and thus global, growth. Also the read-across for Euro/UK sector counterparts, in terms of sentiment and expectations about results closer to home in the weeks to come….

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