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6.5 Monitoring shares, gilts and Bank Rate

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Figure 13 Tracking the markets.

Now is a good time to catch-up again on your shares tracking activity.

Activity 6.3 Monitoring the market

In Week 2 in Activity 2.4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] 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). You were asked to check the prices for the selected companies once a week for six weeks and enter their level in the Market shares tracking worksheet.

Remember, you can follow these shares using the BBC Market Data tool, or by picking up a newspaper which focuses on financial markets.

When you have tracked the prices for six weeks consider the following question:

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

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