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Market buzz - 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Stocks are expected to begin the session slightly lower following the release of weak Chinese trade data overnight and mixed remarks from US Federal Reserve officials.
Company news - 26 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Cardiovascular monitoring group Lidco Group has been awarded a five-year purchasing agreement by MedAssets, which is a US-based group purchasing organisation.
Broker tips - 18 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Investec downgraded Standard Chartered to 'hold' from 'buy' with an unchanged target price of 820p.
Morning traders' note - 24 hours ago
This is a daily global markets overview for the 12th October 2015 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets, providing a bullet-point snapshot of overnight activity and what can be expected in financial markets today. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.
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Hosted cloud computing services provider Nasstar (NASA) is acquiring rival cloud computing services company Vesk for £7.81m, which will be immediately earnings enhancing.
Nasstar was one of my 2015 tips when it was trading at 8.5p a share. As part of an update in July, I said the loss of a major customer would have a negative effect on the second half of 2015 and the performance of the share price this year, but the underlying attractions of the cloud-based IT services and hosting provider remained.
We all tell little white lies from time to time, rationalising our actions or inaction in order to help us get through the day with our pride intact.
This phenomenon is particularly rampant in the world of investment, and today we are going to look at a few of the lies that traders tell on a frequent basis.
TRADERS´ Interview with Singapore Strategist
Dar Wong is Investment Strategist at Singapore based Dektos Investment Corporation and a regular financial columnist for Borneo Post and other financial magazines.
Let’s be honest: Wall Street has an embarrassing track record in forecasting what the markets will do.
According to a recent study by Money Morning, comparing the average forecast of Wall Street “experts” to the actual performance of the S&P 500 between 2000 and 2014 reveals a nearly 15 percentage point difference each year!
From the onset of time, human beings have associated certain activities with certain events, thus forming the basis of superstitious beliefs and actions.
These have also spilled into the financial markets. Here are 5 weird trading rituals commonly practiced by traders.