The FTSE 100 is marginally higher on Tuesday afternoon, but the gain is enough to put the stock market on track for its biggest 5-day gain since 2011.
The FTSE 100 is up 0.46% to 6,328 at 3.25 p.m. BST (10.25 a.m. ET), it’s fifth day of gains.
Bloomberg is reporting that today’s performance means the biggest 5-day gain in four years for the UK’s main stock index. Monday’s close already signalled the stock market’s longest winning streak since July.
That’s sparked a wider rally in mining shares, one of the biggest constituents on the FTSE 100. Glencore is up 1.67% on Tuesday.