FTSE stocks waver as Middle East tensions ease

London’s stock market opened cautiously on Monday, with investors closely monitoring developments in the Middle East. The FTSE 100 index started the day down 24.47 points, 0.3%, at 7,377.67. Its counterpart, the FTSE 250, was … Read more

FTSE 100 rises as ECB takes a cautious step

The FTSE 100 saw gains at Thursday’s close following a ‘dovish’ 25 basis point increase by the European Central Bank (ECB), which left investors speculating if this might be their last move. Carsten Brzeski at … Read more

What is a Stock Market Index?

Table of Contents How do stock market indexes work? What is the purpose of stock market indexes? Stock market index examples Most popular stock market indexes Stock market index FAQs A stock market index is … Read more

FTSE outperforms on downbeat eurozone data

UK stocks outshone their European peers at midday on Wednesday after downbeat eurozone economic data weighed on continental markets. The export-heavy FTSE 100 rose 0.3% while the pan-European STOXX 600 slipped 0.2%, as the latest … Read more

Global markets rebound on balanced Fed message

Global equity markets rebounded on Friday as Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell struck a nuanced tone at the Jackson Hole summit that provided enough dovishness to buoy stocks after his hawkish warnings on inflation. In … Read more