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Black Friday spills red as FTSE 100 posts biggest one-day falls in more than a year featured picture

Black Friday spills red as FTSE 100 posts biggest one-day falls in more than a year

UK shares were decimated on Friday as panic selling swept the market on Black Friday leaving investors facing an equities sea of red. The benchmark FTSE 100 finished the day 266 points lower, or 3.6% down, at 7,044.03, with the state of mid-caps barely any better. The FTSE 250 lost nearly 750 point, or 3.2% as it closed at 22,573.89. Sharp falls in anything travel or leisure related bore the ...
Investors find solace in past lockdown winners as markets tank on new Covid fears featured picture

Investors find solace in past lockdown winners as markets tank on new Covid fears

While markets globally slumped on news of a seemingly more virulent South African strain of Covid-19, there were glimmers of light among stocks which were previous lockdown winners. As we flagged in the latest edition of Shares, investors in the US have for several weeks been buying stocks that benefited from more people at home (the lockdown winners, such as video conferencing providers) and ...
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