web analytics
The Performance of the FTSE in Perspective

The UK FTSE 100 index enjoyed strong gains earlier this week as a result of higher metals prices.  Earlier this week, the UK's FTSE 100 index enjoyed gains of 0.3% to close at 6591.55. This was the fourth successive day of gains for the index. The positive sentiment was a direct result of higher metals prices. The gold price surged to a 2 week high – its longest really since August 2013 in New York. Among the biggest gainers were Randgold Resources and Fresnillo. But it's not only the precious metals sector that is performing well in the UK, it's Barclays...