Interest Rate Rise: Market Winners and Losers

How FTSE 100 stocks, sterling and bond markets have moved in response to the Bank of England raising interest rates to 0.75%

James Gard 2 August, 2018 | 1:09PM
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Bank of England raises interest rates

UK stock, bond and currency markets have been well prepared for an August interest rate rise in recent weeks. But previous Bank of England decisions have often gone against expectations, most recently in May – so there was always the possibility that markets could have been wrong-footed. In the end the pound rose marginally and the FTSE 100 attempted to resist the downward pressure seen since the start of trading.

An interest rate rise has been a relatively minor consideration today for the UK’s largest stocks today as a China-fuelled selloff has hit mining and commodity stocks.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Anglo American PLC2,826.00 GBX-2.95Rating
Antofagasta PLC1,470.00 GBX-2.49
Ferrexpo PLC322.00 GBX0.50
Fresnillo PLC863.00 GBX2.06
Glencore PLC392.45 GBX0.49Rating
Imperial Brands PLC1,556.50 GBX-0.89Rating
National Grid PLC905.90 GBX0.97Rating
Rio Tinto PLC5,002.00 GBX-0.71Rating
SSE PLC1,585.50 GBX0.79Rating

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