Shares of Friends Provident rose to the top the FTSE 100, gaining 5.1 percent, after restructuring-firm Resolution confirmed it was looking to buy the U.K. insurer.
Shares in British Airways, which struck a deal with thousands of workers to either work for free for a month or accept pay cuts and unpaid leave to pull the flag carrier, shot up nearly 3 percent in London Friday.
The FTSE-100 is still in a bear-market rally as it failed to turn bullish and eclipse its 200-day moving average last week, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital said Monday.
A market bottom is nowhere in sight and safety of investment still beats quality as a choice for investors, as markets remain extremely volatile, Nick Parsons, head of strategy at nabCapital Markets told CNBC.
The extreme volatility stock markets are going through can make it hard for investors to pick out an overall trend, but the technical analysts’ tool of Dual Moving Averages can help cut out the noise to focus on profits, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.
Uncertainty, volatility, bear market are all words we hear in these volatile times. But we should try to dissociate ourselves from the fear of these words and instead focus on how we can put these characteristics in our favor.
The light at the end of the tunnel might be around the corner as the downturn is nearing the usual length of the average bear market, but the UK markets could still go lower, analysts told CNBC Thursday.
The FTSE-100 could lose nearly 30 percent of its present value between now and the end of 2010, as support for the UK index looks scarce, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist from ODL Securities, told CNBC.
It seems many traders and newcomers to the markets think that using sophisticated methods or expensive tools will help them make larger profits in the markets. They could not be further from the truth.
The FTSE-100 is being buffeted in a tight trading range as investors wrestle with the competing emotions of fear and greed, and those tempted to buy the UK index should wait for a break above the 4,657 level, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE-100 are struggling near key resistance levels that could scupper any chances of a late Santa rally, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist from ODL Securities, told CNBC.
European shares were set to open little changed on Tuesday as recessionary fears weighed ahead of the U.S. presidential election tracking the U.S. markets on Monday, while Asian stocks were mixed.
The S&P 500 and FTSE 100 could plummet further if key resistance levels aren't held, Phil Roberts, technical analyst from Barclays Capital, told CNBC.
The recent stock-market tumble matches the crash of the 1970s and points to a bull-market rally in the coming weeks, Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, told CNBC.
European governments announced plans to bail out banks by buying stakes in them and the U.S. is also expected to follow suit by injecting $250 million into banks, sending stocks soaring. What do you think?
After taking into account Monday’s plunge, the Dow Industrials is now down 27% from its October 2007 high. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite have fared a bit worse, declining 29% and 31% from their respective highs last October. Take a look at how some of the other major U.S. indices and sectors have performed since their 52-week high (including Monday’s fall)It's been a rough twelve months. The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years. Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.
More and more U.S. investors are moving money across the pond, looking for opportunities within the European Union which makes up 25 percent of the total global stock market capitalization of around $55 trillion.
Erin Burnett has been travelling the globe in search of the market movers of tomorrow. So far she has been to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Mumbai, India. Today, she is in London. Like last week's comparison of the UAE and India, here are some stats comparing the UK and the US.
European indexes finished in negative territory Monday as SAP's acquisition of Business Objects led the technology sector lower and basic-resource stocks dipped on falling commodity prices.
European shares are seen opening slightly lower on Wednesday after two days of gains prompted by big banks disclosing the extent of the impact of a credit crunch on their results.