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Is the latest sell-off history repeating itself, and if so what can we expect next?

They say that history doesn’t repeat, but it certainly rhymes because this year’s large market sell-off has seen most sectors perform bang in line with their performance in previous sharp sell-offs. As we previously explained, the past decade has seen three sharp in declines in stocks – in mid-2011, mid-2015 and the final quarter of 2018 – which all happened for different reasons but ...

Market report: Infrastructure investor John Laing tumbles, Dixons Carphone higher as losses narrow

The FTSE 100 opened somewhat higher this morning as the UK public goes to the polls, with markets tentatively optimistic of a Conservative victory. However, trading volumes were said to be low, and shortly after trading started, the UK’s benchmark index was up 0.25%, or 17.56 points, to 7,233.81. POUND AND POWER PRICE HITS JOHN LAING A big mover this morning was infrastructure investor ...

Market report: stocks trip on Mexico tariff threat while Wizz fizzles on outlook

Stock markets and commodities are on the back foot on the last trading day of May as the trade war spills over into threats of US tariffs on Mexico. The core European Stoxx 50 benchmark is down 1.2% for a loss of nearly 7% on the month while the FTSE 100 index is down 0.9% at 7,154 for a 4% loss on the month. With investors moving money out of stocks into bonds, pushing yields to historic lows ...

Market Report: Standard Life Aberdeen and Burford Capital lead gainers ahead of key vote

Stocks get off to a better start on Wednesday on hopes that MPs will vote against a ‘no-deal Brexit’ in the House of Commons later today. The FTSE 100 index of leading stocks adds 0.3% to 7,151 points led by BP (BP.), Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) and Rentokil (RTO). Top gainer on the FTSE is Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) which rises 3% to 253p on news that Keith Skeoch has been appointed as ...
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