FTSE 100 LIVE: US tech sell-off continues with London stocks set to suffer

Investors started to sell off sales in Facebook, Apple and other tech companies last week, before enjoying a brief reprise on Monday. However, a drop in the share prices of tech companies continued overnight.

Goldman Sachs was recommending investors “sell” shares in Apple, while Tesla recorded its worst day of trading in the firm’s history.

The sell offs are likely to impact the FTSE 100 at the start of trading today.

The London market suffered yesterday due to the sell offs and due to the uncertainty over a no deal Brexit spooked investors.

After making gains on Monday it was unable to continue the bull run.

The Index clung to its opening mark, down 7.1 points or 0.1 percent at 5930.3.


9.06am update: Pound drops this morning

The pound at 9am was 1.2954 dollars compared to 1.3024 dollars at the previous close.

The euro at 9am was 0.9090 pounds compared to 0.9047 pounds at the previous close.

8.18am update: FTSE 100 remains steady

The FTSE-100 index at 7.44am was unchanged at 5930.30.

6.00am update: FTSE 100 Tuesday trading recap

On Tuesday the biggest FTSE 100 risers were JD Sports ahead 71.2p at 795.8p, DS Smith up 21.9p at 294.8p, Experian 125p stronger at 2,924p and RSA Insurance 18.1p higher at 459p.

The biggest FTSE 100 fallers were Associated British Foods down 79p at 1,959p, Whitbread off 90p at 2,451p, M&G 5.35p lower at 160.1p and Royal Dutch Shell 32.8p weaker at 1,023.6p.


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