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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BetOnMarkets Morning Update

The FTSE is currently indicating a higher opening, while traders are disseminating the worse then expected UK consumer confidence which came out while most traders were sleeping. The confidence index dropped to a record low in July, slipping below the level reached on the eve of the 1990 recession, as house prices slumped and inflation accelerated. We believe that traders believe that these figures will force the Bank of Englands hand and lower interest rates, which would be positive for the FTSE.

Oil found its footing yesterday as a surprise inventory number out of the US gave some traders reasons to believe that crude's slide was overblown and that the drop in gas supplies means prices have fallen enough to nudge Americans back onto the roads. While oil is trading at 126 dollars a barrel, it is still on the lower end of Julys trading range. We believe that oil prices will trade in a tight range until the US GDP figures come out, if the number is lower then expected, we can see oil prices fall below 120 dollars per barrel.