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Sector movers: Commodities lead the fall, investors rotating into defensives

Fri 17 August 2018 11:14

(Sharecast News) - London stocks could not hold onto early gains on Friday to slip into the red, as most major miners and oil giants rumbled lower.

Sector movers: Price action retains defensive air

Thu 16 August 2018 16:35

(Sharecast News) - Some of the more defensive areas of the market figured prominently on the leaderboard as the weekend neared, despite a bounce in stocks amid news that China and the US were restarting trade talks and a better tone in emerging markets as

Sector movers: Miners and Big Oil hit again as traders wait for other shoe to drop in EM

Wed 15 August 2018 14:25

(Sharecast News) - The roof is caving in on miners again on Tuesday, amid fears that the recent rout in Turkish assets presages weakness in other emerging market economies.

Sector movers: Defensives find bid as Turkish lira bounces, analysts wary

Tue 14 August 2018 14:34

(Sharecast News) - Defensives were clearly in the lead on Tuesday, even as the top-flight index bounced back from its intra-day lows.

Sector movers: Miners find a bid despite US dollar strength

Mon 13 August 2018 14:30

(Sharecast News) - Commodity-related stocks were on the front foot at the start of the week, buoyed by the release of data in China that appeared according to analysts at Pantheon Macroeconomics showed that the authorities had "switched stance" and that t

Sector movers: Miners down on reports of Russian tax, rout in EM FX

Fri 10 August 2018 16:22

(Sharecast News) - The roof caved in on steel stocks Evraz and Ferrexpo at the end of the week following a report that some Russian authorities favoured increasing taxes on mining companies and after the US raised steel tariffs on Turkey.

Sector movers: Engineers pace gains

Thu 09 August 2018 17:12

(Sharecast News) - Cyclicals were pacing gains in the market on Thursday, with Industrial Engineering and Industrial Metals&Mining leading the advance.

Sector movers: Financials pace gains

Wed 08 August 2018 17:04

(Sharecast News) - Financials lent their weight to Wednesday's stockmarket advance, with Prudential at the head of the pack on the back of its latest half-year numbers.

Sector movers: Miners, Big Oil and pharma lead gains

Tue 07 August 2018 18:16

(Sharecast News) - Commodity-related stocks paced gains on Tuesday following the release of figures overnight showing that China's foreign exchange reserves didn't jump last month.

Sector movers: Miners and utilities pace losses

Wed 01 August 2018 15:19

(Sharecast News) - Cyclicals were at the bottom of the pile on Wednesday, with Miners and interest rate sensitive utilities seeing the steepest falls.