This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.
FTSE 100 drift continues
A gap lower in the FTSE 100 overnight was met by fresh buying, but overall the drift back from 7400 goes on. We may see buyers stage a real defence at 7320, the high from mid-February. We would then look towards 7400 as the next target on the upside.
If 7320 is broken then we could see a bigger drop, down to 7240 and then 7180 in the first instance.