FTSE 100 capable of rallying higher in weekend markets

The blue-chip index has found support at the end of another highly volatile trading week, with investors able to continue trading the FTSE 100 over the weekend with IG.

UK equities rebounded on Friday, with the stock market responding positively to the Bank of England lowering interest rates and the government taking emergency action to limit the economic impact of Covid-19.

The FTSE 100 rallied as much as 4% in early morning trading on Friday, with the blue-chip index closing marginally higher at close.

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FTSE 100 finds support 5000 levels

As we noted yesterday, dips below 5000 in the FTSE 100 continued to find buyers, providing a potential base, according to Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG.

‘With the rally from Thursday’s low continuing, the price has moved above 5340,’ he said.

‘If the next pullback can avoid moving back below 5000 and establish a higher low, then a more bullish view begins to emerge in the short term. Further gains head towards 5720, the highs from the end of last week,’ he added.

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