Market moves up after London Stock Exchange closes for 4 hours

With oil prices stabilising as the end game in Libya seems close as regards Gaddafi, markets responded nicely with the FTSE 100 up 90 points to 6,006 and the Dow Industrials is up 65 to 12,130.  Lots of gains across the board. Some degree of risk appetite has undoubtedly returned with a lot of the AIM stocks that have bombed in the last week bouncing., for example, Kurdistan oil explorer, Gulf Keystone was up over 10%.

The London stock exchange was down all morning after a new software system which was installed 2 weeks ago, sprang a glitch. Hopefully when the LSE merge with the Canadian TSX, they can use their software!

Most of the stocks in the Contrarian Investor UK portfolio are having a good day, Bowleven, Sirius, Weatherly, Encore are all up, the only exception is Rockhopper which is down a couple of pence. Nice to see Xcite Energy up 2.5% today after yesterday's top up. Now I need to see some RKH action, up, not down!