Watching the FTSE 100 index of top UK stocks can sometimes induce a sense of vertigo even in experienced market professional.
Spectating from the side-lines is one thing, but when investments are on the line, traders feel a sense of deeper responsibility and pressure to understand the momentum and movement of financial markets.
Beyond the Numbers
Where are the major stocks moving and why? Can a perennial underachiever surprise the markets and deliver an outstanding performance next quarter? Are there hidden dangers lying ahead for traditional investment vehicles?
Accendo Markets prides itself on delivering and in-depth and personalised market support structure, both through it research service and its cadre of experienced financial brokers.
The purpose of these assets is not just to observe the markets and report news headlines, but to understand the underlying forces moving stocks and to empower our clients to make investment decisions in advance and with full confidence.
To help more of our clients benefit from this expertise, we have compiled the following overview of top and bottom FTSE performers in Q2 2018, as well as identified several stocks that have the potential of delivering tradable opportunities in the upcoming third quarter of the year.
Context is King
Historical performance is never a guarantee of future results, and all past share price movements need to be analysed in their proper context. Competitive environment, market sentiment and geopolitical news all play an important role in investment decisions and a comprehensive analysis of potential opportunities involves more than just looking at headline share price movement figures.
In this report, we take an in-depth look at 10 potentially attractive stocks and examine what opportunities they hold for investors in Q3 2018.
Among these stocks, you can find some surprising names, including an international precious metals miner, an online retail upstart and one of UK’s most recognisable household brands.
FTSE: New Records, New Turbulence
Second quarter of 2018 has seen some heady movements for the FTSE 100 index of blue chip stocks.
Spring is the traditional period of rejuvenation and beginning of the quarter lived up to expectations with a sustained stock market rally. The UK’s benchmark index advanced from the lows of late March to reach record all-time high levels on 22 May.
At the same time, the second half of the quarter was characterised by significant rise in global trade tensions that was often reflected in sharp up-and-down movement of many FTSE 100 stocks.
Financial markets are complicated and multifaceted, and investors can sometimes find underperforming stocks even during a FTSE rally, or an incredible overachiever even in the most bearish of markets.
Read on to find out more about some of the stocks whose share price has risen and fallen the most since the beginning of the year and sign up to have our research sent directly to your inbox.