FTSE 100

Predictions for 2018: Will the FTSE 100 soar above 8,000?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | News

As we start the new year, global stock markets are at record highs. The FTSE 100 is no exception, although it has lagged behind other major markets this year, it ended 2017 at a high of 7,687.77.

Just 19 FTSE 100 companies continue to provide final salary pensions

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | News

Workers increasingly lose out on access to more lucrative final salary defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, new research shows, as employers struggle to meet ongoing costs.

Will St. Nick give investors the ‘Santa Rally’ gift of record consecutive monthly gains in 2017?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

Investors in the S&P 500 – the index of leading US companies – are days away from another record month of gains, and some might be wondering if 2017 will set a record for consecutive monthly returns.

Black Monday 30 years on – could the stock market crash again?

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

This week - 19 October to be exact - marks 30 years since “Black Monday”, the largest single stock market crash in living memory.

One in five FTSE 100 pension schemes would struggle in a recession

Monday, 16 October 2017 | News

As many as one in five FTSE 100 companies would struggle to meet their commitments to their pension scheme during an economic downturn.

FTSE 100 index hits record closing high: Could it go higher?

Friday, 13 October 2017 | News

Experts say investors should temper their expectations after the FTSE 100 reached a record closing high.

The stock market in October: Fruitful but volatile

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

October’s bad reputation among investors seems to be justified at first glance. In 1987 the FTSE All-Share index fell by 27% in October, and in 2008 it dropped by 12% in the month.

Stoptober: How giving up smoking is boosting my health and financial wellbeing

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

It’s that time of the year again when the government launches its annual campaign to get the dwindling number of hardened smokers to quit during the month of October.

Strong dollar and weak pound could make FTSE 100 companies an attractive prospect

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | News

Investors could see opportunities arising from differing monetary policy on each side of the Atlantic, says investment firm Charles Stanley.

Why Vodafone is a ‘buy’ for income seekers

Monday, 12 June 2017 | News

Income investors should consider buying Vodafone, one of the fastest growing broadband providers in Europe, according to Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre.