The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,196.81, down 20.80 points or -0.40% on the day and down 64.76 points (-1.23%) over the week.
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has published its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months, and they make interesting reading. They think that house prices could remain flat, or even drop in some areas, for the first six months of 2010.
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,261.57, up 17.20 points or 0.33% on the day and down 60.79 points (-1.14%) over the week.
Informed Choice chartered financial planner Martin Bamford was quoted in the Telegraph today, in an article exploring the pros and cons of ethical investing.
Over recent months there has been plenty of debate about what has been driving higher gold prices. Gold reached a record high of $1,226.56 an ounce during trading this week, but finished more than 5% lower at $1,161.40 on Friday.
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,322.36, up 9.36 points or 0.18% on the day and up 76.63 points (+1.46%) over the week. The index has risen from 4,434.20 since the start of 2009, a rise of 888.16 points or 20.03%. Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,163.60 (1,158.76 points or 27.84%).
One quality to look for when choosing an investment fund is the longevity of the fund manager. Yesterday was a busy day for fund manager movements.
Figures released today by the Investment Management Association (IMA) show that gross sales of Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) were the highest ever for any October. They were also the highest monthly figure outside the ISA season since June 2000.
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,245.73, up 51.60 points or 0.99% on the day and down 5.68 points (-0.11%) over the week.
Think about Dubai and you probably picture great weather, sandy beaches, luxury hotels and and modern cities. News yesterday that State-owned Dubai World wants to delay repaying its debts for six months had a big impact on global stockmarkets, with the FTSE 100 closing down -3.18%. Has the Dubai bubble finally burst?
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