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Posted by MaxMarioni on 6 January 2018, 5:26 PM

What's in stocks for 2018

The year ahead on the stock market is likely to continue in the same way as 2017, characterised mainly by one thing, and one thing only: Brexit. Many, if not all the questions relating to Britain’s future economic and market landscape stem from this issue. Will the government be able to secure that-all important deal with the EU to preserve some kind of access to the single market and begin the trade negotiations proper? Or will it all fall apart and Britain will crash out with no deal? Will this spell the end of Theresa May’s reign and will Jeremy Corbyn climb the stairs into No. 10? How will pound sterling be impacted by all this? Will companies in the City resort to contingency plans and relocate offices to Europe en masse? And, will the stock market index soar as a result of favourable negotiations, or crash out following a breakdown in talks? (Read more)

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In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

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In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

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