Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spread betting: HSBC and Middle East drag FTSE lower

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The FTSE 100 began the week down, those interested in spread betting have been told, after HSBC became the latest bank to miss analyst expectations. HSBC reported it had doubled pre-tax profits to $19 billion (13.7 billion) in 2010 and … Continue reading

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Financial trading affected by Lloyds results

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Lloyds Banking Group has announced an annual profit for 2010, however it failed to raise the company's shares for those involved in financial trading. The banking group recorded pre-tax profits of £2,212 million on the back of a £6,300 million … Continue reading

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Spread betting: FTSE 100 continues to fall

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Those involved in financial trading have seen the FTSE 100 experience its longest period of falls since July, as the share index opened down for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday (February 24th). Once again the political unrest in Libya … Continue reading

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Libya continues to impact on financial trading

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The crisis in Libya continues to be a dominating factor for those involved in financial trading and led the FTSE 100 to open lower on Wednesday (February 23rd). As of 09:06 GMT the share index sat at 5,958.01, down more … Continue reading

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FTSE 100 affected by Libya concerns, financial trading participants told

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The FTSE 100 fell upon opening on Tuesday (February 22nd), those interested in spread betting have been told. Continuing concerns about unrest in the Middle East, in particular the situation in Libya, affected investor confidence. According to This Is Money, … Continue reading

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Financial trading: Takeover talk leads to stock rise on FTSE 100

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Ivensys Plc and Lonmin Plc are among a number of firms which saw UK stocks rise on the FTSE 100, with JJB Sports Plc witnessing a decline. Bloomberg reported that talk of takeovers saw the two firms climb, however, the … Continue reading

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