FTSE 100 edges down
On Monday, British stocks went down, hovering close to a three-week minimum as market participants fretted over the Brexit vote on whether Great Britain should remain in the EU or not.
The FTSE 100 sank 0.3%, being worth 6,096.79, though it was off session minimums as health care as well as consumer-goods stocks soared. The London index was heading toward its greatest minimum since May 19.
On Friday, the benchmark on slumped 1.9%, perhaps the biggest one-day dip since February 11. Simultaneously, there was a weekly sag of about 1.5%.
At the beginning of this week market sentiment was the same as last week, so stocks were under pressure. Traders follow concerns over the British referendum as well as global growth prospects.
Meanwhile, traders sought safety in gold, thus bringing prices for this popular metal up 0.7%, hitting $1,282.50 per ounce. As for miners on the FTSE 100, only Fresnillo PLC and Randgold Resources soared 0.7% and 1.4% respectively.