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Market buzz - 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The Times' Tempus said investors should buy into Royal Bank of Scotland as its strong balance sheet should allow eventual returns.
Company news - 39 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Restore has agreed to acquire The Data Imaging and Archiving Company for a cash consideration of £1.45m, which will be funded from existing banking facilities.
Broker tips - 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Apple to 'neutral' from 'buy' and cut its price target to $130 from $142.
Morning traders' note - Yesterday
This is a daily global markets overview for the 4th August 2015 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets providing a snapshot of overnight activity and what can be expected in the markets today. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.
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What does it mean to be a woman in finance in 2015? This traditionally male-dominated industry has been transformed in recent years not just by new technologies but by the rise of women in decision-making roles.
In the following article we will discuss the top-5 most influential women in finance, highlighting their achievements as well as their role in influencing the market.
Although forex trading has made its mark around the world, it’s astounding to see just how quickly the forex market has taken off in China over the last few years.
Forex offers an alternative for Chinese investors who are looking to diversify their portfolios and reduce their exposure to the overinflated local stock markets. There are also significant concerns about the long-term value of the yuan, as China may consider devaluing its currency to remain competitive in European markets as the US dollar soars – forex trading may offer the opportunity to hedge against this risk.
This week it has been difficult to avoid news about the Chinese stock market crash. On Monday the Shanghai Composite Index fell by more than 8% and over the last three months it’s down by more than 30%.
However, is this really all that surprising? I don’t think it is.
We’ve all heard the phrase “markets were extremely volatile today” or similar. But what does volatility actually mean when it’s related to the financial markets?
Volatility is the amount a price can change over a given time period with no regard for direction.