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Market buzz - 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - UK stocks were being called to start the morning slightly higher, tracking overnights gains on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 establish fresh record highs.
Company news - 21 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Business information and events group Euromoney Institutional Investor was under the cosh on Friday as Daily Mail and General Trust cut its stake in the company to around 49% from 67%.
Broker tips - 17 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Lloyd's of London insurer Novae Group plunged on Thursday as Canaccord Genuity downgraded its recommendation to 'hold' from 'buy' and cut the target price to 800p from 900p..
Morning traders' note - 49 minutes ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Friday December 9th 2016 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.