Markets

FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

The FTSE 100 has hit a 10-month high after soaring through the 6,800 barrier for the first time since the Covid-19 crash as investors cheered the Democratic win in the Georgia Senate election. By 3.30pm the main London index jumped 229 points, or 3.2%, to 6,842 as it...

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer has bagged a profit of up to £693m from bitcoin, less than two months after buying into the cryptocurrency in November. Bitcoin’s stunning bull run has continued through the end of 2020 into the start of this year as its surged beyond $34,000 for the first time...

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

The FTSE 100 surged 3.1%, before paring back from highs to close 1.7% up, as it started its first trading session of 2021 buoyed by vaccine roll-out news and an oil price jump that lifted miners. The main index leaped 200 points before subsiding to a 111 point...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

As I write, it is Christmas Eve. The end of the year is an opportune time to reflect but there is still rather a lot to pack into the remaining eight days so I’ll defer that till January. I am optimistic about 2021. The first quarter will be extremely difficult and...

Guide to the Markets Q1 2021 webconference with Karen Ward

Guide to the Markets Q1 2021 webconference with Karen Ward

Thursday 7 January 2021 at 14:00 GMTJoin Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist, EMEA, Mike Bell and Hugh Gimber, Global Market Strategists, as they explore the key themes that are likely to shape the global markets in theyear ahead.The team will discuss...

Guide to the Markets Q1 2021 webconference with Karen Ward

Guide to the Markets Q4 webconference with Karen Ward

Join Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist for EMEA, and our Market Insights team as they explore the key trends and themes that are likely to shape the global markets in the coming months. They will outline how Covid-19 continues to affect both the economy and markets,...

Loving the unloved

Loving the unloved

Callum Abbot talks candidly about investing in the UK stock market – one of the most unloved markets in the world – as advisers pose a range of questions to the Citywire A-rated JP Morgan fund manager.

Blue Whale defies crisis to grow by £124m

Blue Whale defies crisis to grow by £124m

The Peter Hargreaves-backed Blue Whale Growth fund has defied the recent market volatility to grow by more than £100m since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. The fund, which has returned 58.6% since inception in September 2017 to 10 June and...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of markets in April

It is remarkable how quickly the alien becomes routine. Having settled into lockdown and working from home, my previous life seems a distant memory. I have to remind myself that I have only been working from home for 7 weeks. Lockdowns have been effective in bringing...

Rathbones adds £450m with Barclays Wealth unit acquisition

Rathbones adds £450m with Barclays Wealth unit acquisition

Rathbones has completed the acquisition of Barclays Wealth’s personal injury and court of protection business for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was announced at the end of last year, will see around £450m worth of assets transferred to Rathbones. As part of...