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The UK economy is ready to embrace the future "from a position of strength" following voters’ decision to exit the European Union (EU) last week, Chancellor George Osborne told markets on Monday.
"I said we had to fix the roof so we were prepared for whatever the future held and thank goodness we did," Mr Osborne said in an attempt to calm the markets after an unprecedented sell-off in the British pound on Friday.
With Euro 2016 well under way, many traders will be taking some well deserved time off over the next four weeks to watch one of the world’s premier tournaments.
This is probably a good idea, given that major football tournaments have been known to impact the financial markets.
The UK has decided to split from the EU after a referendum foisted upon a largely ignorant nation because of a split in the Conservative party, leading to around £200bn being knocked off the value of shares and sending financial markets into meltdown the world over.
In the short term sterling was sent back to 1985 levels and for the not-too-distant future some are predicting a recession. (Personally the thought of facing months of smug faces of Johnson, Gove and 'Cheshire' Farage is almost too much to bear for me.)
Today’s historic and shocking decision for the UK to leave the EU is likely to have an intense impact on global markets for some time to come - providing trading opportunities aplenty if you use proper risk-management techniques.
We saw sterling (GBPUSD) hit a 30-year low, stocks across the globe reacted negatively with the UK footsie losing 8.7% and predictably gold surged a massive $100.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst, picks three stocks from last week’s most-bought shares on the London Stock Exchange.
This week's highlights include GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds and Xtract Rescources.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Investment vehicle Ultimate Sports Group announced on Tuesday that it has raised £0.5m through the placing of 5 million new ordinary shares of 10p each, at a price of 10p per share, with new and existing investors including the some of the company's own directors. The AIM-traded firm said the funds raised will be used to support the rollout of its online platform for children, which measures, motivates and incentivises their personal sporting performance, as well as supporting general working capital requirements.