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Chris
Introduction: Chris first started at IG in 2010, and in that time has become a regular commentator and analyst for the financial press and TV, with appearances on all the major financial channels as well as the BBC and Sky News. His background is in equity research and analysis, and he uses these skills to provide in-depth reports on stock market movements.

Levels to watch: FTSE 100, DAX and S&P 500
Levels to watch: FTSE 100, DAX and S&P 500
FTSE 100 tries to break resistanceThe rally has stalled at the 7300 zone for the FTSE 100, where gains petered out on 6-7 February.If this holds as resistance t...
Expert Analysis 23 hours ago
Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude
Technical analysis: key levels for gold and crude
Gold falters at $1360The gold rally last week suffered a knock trying to break through $1360.The failure to recover this level has brought about a test of the $...
Expert Analysis 23 hours ago
Earnings look ahead – InterContinental Hotels, British American Tobacco, William Hill
Earnings look ahead – InterContinental Hotels, British American Tobacco, William Hill
InterContinental Hotels (full-year earnings 20 February)InterContinental Hotels is expected to report an 18% rise in earnings for the year to $2.39 per share, w...
Expert Analysis 4 days ago
UK banks preview
UK banks preview
The UK bank sector continues to face a raft of problems, although none are completely unbeatable. US banks had a good season, even with the one-off hit to perfo...
Expert Analysis 4 days ago
Time for Europe to outperform the US?
Time for Europe to outperform the US?
2017 was supposed to be the year that European stock markets outperformed their US cousins. Investors flocked to the continent, as loose monetary policy and str...
Expert Analysis 4 days ago
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD
EUR/USD touches $1.25 againYesterday’s remarkable volatility for EUR/USD ended with euro bulls firmly in control, as the dip buyers returned with a vengeance.Th...
Expert Analysis 5 days ago
Levels to watch: FTSE 100, DAX and Dow
Levels to watch: FTSE 100, DAX and Dow
FTSE 100 eyes further gainsThe index recovered from yesterday’s lows, suggesting further buying pressure for the FTSE 100.But what has been notable over the pas...
Expert Analysis 6 days ago
Earnings look ahead – Shire, RELX, Galliford Try
Earnings look ahead – Shire, RELX, Galliford Try
Shire (full-year earnings 14 February)Pharmaceutical giant Shire has been in the news of late as bid rumours swirl, but brokers remain sceptical that the firm w...
Expert Analysis 1 weeks ago (02-12)
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY
EUR/USD aims for a reboundThe modest pullback in this trend for EUR/USD last week stands in stark contrast to the volatility in indices. Still, we saw the price...
Expert Analysis 1 weeks ago (02-12)
Is it time to look at defence stocks?
Is it time to look at defence stocks?
President Trump’s recent push for a US military parade to rival that of France’s Bastille Day display might have attracted criticism, but it comes at a time whe...
Expert Analysis 2 weeks ago (02-09)
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD
FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD
EUR/USD keeps pushing lowerThe decline of EUR/USD continues, pushing to new lows today.Further declines bring support into play at $1.2165 and then $1.2092, wit...
Expert Analysis 2 weeks ago (02-08)
What’s in store for the Bank of England?
What’s in store for the Bank of England?
Now that we have the monthly purchasing managers index (PMI) readings out of the way, we can look forward to the Bank of England (BoE) meeting and the quarterly...
Expert Analysis 2 weeks ago (02-06)
Earnings look ahead – Ocado, Tullow Oil, GlaxoSmithKline
Earnings look ahead – Ocado, Tullow Oil, GlaxoSmithKline
Ocado (full-year earnings 6 February)The recent announcement of a deal to use Ocado technology for a major Canadian supermarket sent the shares flying. The firm...
Expert Analysis 3 weeks ago (02-03)
How to trade average true range
How to trade average true range
The average true range (ATR) is an indicator designed to measure the volatility of an asset. It is calculated by taking the moving average, usually 14 days, of...
Expert Analysis 3 weeks ago (02-01)
Apple earnings look ahead
Apple earnings look ahead
Apple is forecast to report a 14% rise in earnings for the quarter, to $3.84 per share. Revenue is expected to be 11.4% higher, at $87.3 billion. The average mo...
Expert Analysis 3 weeks ago (02-01)
Non-farm payrolls look ahead
Non-farm payrolls look ahead
US non-farm payrolls (NFPs) are upon us once more, with the US expecting to have added 180,000 jobs in January, an improvement over December’s 148,000. Average...
Expert Analysis 3 weeks ago (01-29)
Earnings look ahead – Vodafone, Shell, BT
Earnings look ahead – Vodafone, Shell, BT
Vodafone (Q3 trading update 1 February)A key element in the Vodafone investment case is its dividend, and now that the firm has come through a period of investm...
Expert Analysis 4 weeks ago (01-26)
Where next for UK housing stocks?
Where next for UK housing stocks?
At the beginning of 2017, the Brexit vote still hung over UK markets. It was widely expected that the economy would turn south, unemployment would rise and gros...
Expert Analysis 4 weeks ago (01-24)
ECB preview – steady as she goes, for now
ECB preview – steady as she goes, for now
Since the dawn of 2018, conditions are looking much more favourable for sustained economic recovery in the eurozone. No longer is the currency bloc in the emerg...
Expert Analysis 4 weeks ago (01-23)
Earnings look ahead – easyJet, Anglo American, Diageo
Earnings look ahead – easyJet, Anglo American, Diageo
easyJet (Q1 earnings 23 January)Recent difficulties appear to be behind easyJet, but healthy growth in earnings is still forecast. A new strategy has boosted pa...
Expert Analysis 1 months ago (01-20)
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