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3.5.1 Monitoring shares, gilts and Bank Rate

You will recall that last week (in the section ‘Shares to follow’) you started to monitor the share prices of some selected companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and also the yields on UK Government bonds (gilts).

Let’s catch up with their movements over the past week.

Remember, you can follow these shares using the BBC Market Data tool [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , or by picking up a newspaper which focuses on financial markets.

What has happened to the prices of the shares and to the UK gilt yield curve?

Looking at the charts of the share prices, do you detect any features that a technical analyst (or ‘chartist’) would point to as providing a guide about the likely future direction movement of the price?

Share your findings and your thoughts about the factors that have driven these changes over the past week.