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Market buzz - 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Theresa May will on Monday reveal her '10 pillars' industrial strategy that will aim to boost sector productivity. The Sunday Times said the Prime Minister's long-awaited green paper includes measures to improve skills, boost scientific research, and increasing spending on broadband, transport and energy networks, as well as £170m for the building of 'new polytechnics' in every region.
Company news - 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - Lloyds Banking Group has reportedly reshuffled executives ahead of a strategy review this year.
Broker tips - 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Tesco and Sainsbury on Friday as it took a look at food retail, leaving it with no buys in the UK.
Morning traders' note - 2 days ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Friday January 20th 2017 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets, providing a bullet-point snapshot of what can be expected in financial markets today and overnight activity. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.
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They say “breaking up is hard to do” but in financial market break-ups spinoffs can be very profitable and give companies a new lease of life.
A spinoff is the creation of an independent company or in some cases more than one company through the sale or distribution of new shares of an existing listed company to shareholders holding the parent company at a certain date.
Three years ago I came up with the concept for a investment-focused podcast for the ShareTalk website I work on, called Conkers' Corner after my Twitter handle of @conkers3, and five months ago the first recording was made. Below are some of the lessons I have learned or have been reinforced during these years.
The concept of Conkers' Corner is very simple yet extremely educational and beneficial for all: the participants in the podcasts and interviews since I started in May 2016 have included shrewd investors/traders, ISA millionaires, high net worth individuals, business leaders, CEOs, highly respected fund managers and investment writers.
There’s a great debate in the financial industry about which type of analysis produces the best results for traders - is it better to be a technical trader or to rely on the fundamentals?
Is there a common ground between the two? We’ve all heard the phrase All roads lead to Rome. In this article we’ll explore whether this applies to the financial markets.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at the Share Centre, picks three top shares among the most popular purchases by equities clients in the last seven days.