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FTSE 100 index closes in red as Euorpean markets give back gains

FTSE 100 index closes down M&S looks to hold onto Ocado customers US indices mixed 5pm; FTSE closes in red FTSE 100 index closed in the red on Thursday as European indices handed back Wednesday's gains and the strength in sterling weighed on the dollar earning index. Britain's top share benchmark finished down over 77 points, or 1.27%, at 6,026. The pound was up 0.24% against the US dollar. "US politicians have yet to reach a compromise with regards to the Covid-19 stimulus package, and President Trump threatened to act alone in relation to a stimulus plan because the democrats wouldn’t bend," noted market analyst at CMC Markets David Madden. >>>

Shield Therapeutics soars as reanalysis of Feraccru study finds positive results

Shield Therapeutics PLC (LON:STX) shares soared in Thursday afternoon’s deals as it released findings of a reanalysis of the AEGIS-H2H study for its lead product Feraccru /Accrufer. The company, which is focussed on addressing iron deficiency, in a statement explained that the study was intended to provide data comparing oral Feraccru /Accrufer against intravenous iron therapy, to allow economic data capture and analysis. It was not intended as registration study and its regulatory status are unaffected by the study, Shield added. >>>

Proactive news headlines: Kavango Resources, Immotion Group, Jubilee Metals, Genel Energy …

Kavango Resources PLC (LON:KAV) saw its shares surge in early deals after an update on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) prospect. The Botswana-focused mineral exploration company said the independent consultant’s report on the petrology and mineral composition of core samples from the 2019 drilling campaign confirmed two further characteristics of the geology of the KSZ that are shared by the Norilsk deposits in Russia, which host some of the world's richest mineralised zones of copper-nickel-platinum group metals. >>>

Amazingly really, whenever the market tries to fall, it gets bought up.....

Amazingly really, whenever the market tries to fall, it gets bought up. The question, given all the problems in the world is why? Well, who knows, the market is always mad. I guess for now it looks forward to 2021 and 2022 and assumes virus problems will gradually drift away.  For the moment there seems a quite tight trading range but with big moves up and down. The big move down then next day seems to become a big move up!  August can often be tricky with less liquidity and market moves can be a lot faster as things move up and down like lightening with little trading going on. >>>

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When this FTSE 100 share drops below £16, I’d buy it every single time…

When this FTSE 100 share drops below £16, its dividend yield rises above 5%. Today, it's slid below £15.50, making me a buyer once again.

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Stock market crash winners: I’d buy these 2 solid FTSE 100 stocks for their 7% yields

You cannot afford to overlook these two FTSE 100 dividend stocks that continue to yield around 7% despite the stock market crash.

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£10k to invest? I think following Buffett could help you achieve a 50% return

Warren Buffett, the US investing legend, says it's much easier to achieve high returns on a smaller amount of money. Anna Sokolidou explains how she'd do it on her £10k.

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