31/10/13 Market Movements

Markets closed down 46.27 points at 6,731.43 yesterday. Stock Prices No Movements to report Market Movements Some disappointing corporate updates from some FTSE giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Astrazeneca pushed markets a bit lower on Thursday in conjunction with uncertainty regarding U.S. stimulus Read more…

IPO Fever resonates with Merlin Entertainments

After the success of the Royal Mail IPO, the share price has risen a staggering 65% from listing price of 330p when it floated just under 3 weeks ago. Merlin Entertainments Group is also hoping to replicate a successful listing when it is admitted on Read more…

30/10/13 Market Movements

Markets closed up, 2.97 points at 6,777.7 yesterday. Stock Prices Barclays and Standard Life both released their interim management statements yesterday. Barclays reported that the business cost to income ratio hit 77% , in addition investment banking revenue fell by close to £900m.  These cost Read more…

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Before Federal Reserve Decision

It has been reported that U.S. stocks fluctuated after the S&P 500 index rose to a third straight record, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s decision regarding stimulus and assessment of the economy. The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent to 1,772.81 at 10.03am Read more…

29/10/13 Market Movements

Markets closed up, 48.91 points at 6,774.73 today. Stock Prices No movements to report.   Market Movements The Dutch bank, Rabobank has been fined over $1bn by regulators over the Libor rate-rigging scandal.  The FCA said that the bank had “poor internal controls” which led Read more…