What Next for the FTSE 100? City Index Provides Traders With Valuable Market Insights

By City Index, PRNE
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LONDON, September 15, 2011 -

August 2011 saw markets plunge across the world, sparking a sell stampede which marked one of the worst trading weeks for European stock indices in some time. On 5th August alone, the FTSE 100 lost over 3%, weighed specifically by heavy falls in Royal Bank of Scotland.

However on Tuesday 31st August 2011 the FTSE gained more than £36m in value as investors reacted positively to better-than-expected news following the bank holiday weekend.  Joshua Raymond, Chief Market Strategist at City Index (www.cityindex.co.uk/), immediately urged traders to be cautious with their positions: “With such an intense focus on any news, data or event that could trigger price moves, the rally we have seen [on 31st August] remains open to early bouts of profit taking and choppy trading.”

This soon proved to be the case as the FTSE 100 lost over 2% going into the close having rallied 5% in the first two trading days of the week, and continues to trade choppily. Taking a view of market activity on 8th September 2011 was City Index’s Giles Watts. He reported: “European stock markets endured a choppy trading session today as investors battled to second guess what actions the BoE and ECB were likely to take in the ensuing months after both central banks kept their respective interest rates on hold.”

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As a group, we transact in excess of 1.5 million trades every month for individuals in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide access to a wide range of instruments including margined foreign exchange, contracts for differences (CFDs) and, in the UK, spread betting.

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Contact: Joshua Raymond, City Index Group, www.cityindex.co.uk/, Tel: +44(0)20-7107-7002, Email: joshua.raymond[at]cityindex.co.uk

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