Financial Betting By Rupert Adams

How Will The FTSE Fare In 2017?

The FTSE 100 has reached a record high but William Hill predict a stagnant year for the index, offering 5/6 that the index closes 2017 lower than 7049. Or 5/6 that it finishes at 7050 or higher.

“2017 has a number of imponderables and the current predictions for 2017 from the experts vary wildly,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “We are being fairly cautious with our forecast.”

What will the UK FTSE 100 be trading at close of business on Friday 29th December 2017? 5/6 7049.99 or lower, 5/6 7050

Key Political Odds 2017:

THERESA MAY STILL PM AT END OF 2017? 4/9 Yes; 13/8 No.

COUNTRY TO ENTER RECESSION DURING 2017? 6/4 Yes; 1/2 No

CORBYN TO STAND DOWN AS LAB LEADER DURING 2017? 4/1

ARTICLE 50 TRIGGERED BY END MARCH 2017? 8/11 No; Evens; Yes

BORIS JOHNSON STILL FOREIGN SEC AT END OF 2017? 4/6 Yes; 11/10 No

GENERAL ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE: 5/4

Copeland By-Election

8/11 Conservatives, 6/4 Labour, 6/1 UKIP, 14/1 Lib Dems, 100/1 Green Party