FTSE Puts in Best Week in Two Years

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FTSE is currently on track for its biggest weekly gain in more than two years, thanks in part to some positive comments from the US Federal Reserve.

The UK’s leading index had struggled at the start of the month, with political problems in Greece, the collapse of the Russian economy and falling oil prices all concerning investors. These concerns were alleviated slightly on Wednesday when the US Federal Reserve announced that it would be “patient” when it came to raising interest rates.

This news caused an overnight surge in shares on Wall Street, and when the European markets opened a similar scenario played out, with the FTSE 100 gaining 45.8 points, up to 6,511.80.

This means that over the source of this week, the UK’s leading index...

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Share Prices

CompanyPriceChange
Afren50.35p2.78 % rise5.84 %
Nostrum Oil & Gas440.20p20.20 % rise4.81 %
Ophir Energy141.90p5.60 % rise4.11 %
Hunting547.00p19.00 % rise3.60 %
Polymetal Internat..567.50p17.50 % rise3.18 %
CompanyPriceChange
Pets at Home Group198.00p13.80 % fall6.52 %
Bwin.party Digital..111.60p6.40 % fall5.42 %
IP Group216.80p11.10 % fall4.87 %
Centamin (DI)55.95p2.25 % fall3.87 %
Zoopla Property Gr..202.40p7.70 % fall3.66 %

IndexValueChange
FTSE 1006,583.9538.68 % rise0.59 %
FTSE 25015,926.9338.02 % rise0.24 %
FTSE 3503,597.8919.18 % rise0.54 %
FTSE Small Cap4,323.255.28 % rise0.12 %
FTSE All Share3,534.1018.40 % rise0.52 %
FTSE 100 Index
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Most Popular Shares (by volume)

Most Popular Shares
TIDMCompanyPriceChangeChange %Day's Volume
REMRare Earth Minerals Limited1.16p0.08 % rise6.94 %59,222,686
LLOYLloyds Banking Group76.49p0.33 % rise0.43 %10,522,689
LGOLGO Energy4.52p0.08 % rise1.69 %8,717,006
SOLOSolo Oil0.54p0.02 % rise4.81 %7,759,871
FTEForte Energy NL0.14p0.02 % rise16.67 %7,310,239
SBERSberbank Of Russia ADR (Each Repr 4 Ord Shs)$ 4.550.21 % rise4.73 %6,647,811
AFRAfren50.35p2.78 % rise5.84 %5,233,614
VODVodafone Group225.35p0.35 % rise0.16 %3,888,019
TSCOTesco185.65p0.25 % rise0.13 %3,802,277
BPBP421.15p8.15 % rise1.97 %3,578,044
OGZDOAO Gazprom Level 1 ADS$ 4.830.22 % rise4.88 %3,530,593
WRESW Resources0.36p0.01 % rise2.82 %3,400,000
ROSERose Petroleum1.90p0.22 % rise13.43 %2,811,772
ULTUltrasis0.26p0.02 % rise10.64 %2,639,164
FITBFitbug Holdings10.12p0.75 % rise8.00 %2,624,506
UKOGUK Oil & Gas Investments0.45p0.02 % rise5.88 %2,327,877
GLENGlencore299.85p1.95 % rise0.65 %1,780,557
TNCITinci Holdings Ltd. (DI)15.00p10.62 % rise242.86 %1,731,430
COPCircle Oil11.50p1.12 % rise10.84 %1,714,077
HSBAHSBC Holdings613.90p6.40 % rise1.05 %1,628,177

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ValueChange
6,583.9538.68  % rise
 

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