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Market buzz - 24 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Members of Lakehouse's board nabbed some shares in the company following a profit warning earlier in the week that saw shares in the asset and energy support services group tank.
Company news - 23 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - One Media's music services suffered in 2015, with the company blaming the shift in consumer habits from downloading to streaming in a trading update on Friday, ahead of its final results.
Broker tips - 24 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Enterprise Inns: Barclays downgrades to underweight with a target of 80p.
Morning traders' note - 2 days ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Thursday the 4th February 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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International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, allowing nations to reap the benefits of their comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.
Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.
Often recently when we see a drop in the price of crude oil the FTSE 100 index follows it lower.
Historically there is no correlation between oil and stocks but from time to time the FTSE and oil move in the same direction.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst, picks three stocks from last week’s most-bought shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Investment insights highlights this week are: Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and Tullow Oil which all stand out in a good and in a bad way last week.
December 2015 marked the high-point for US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s monetary policy, or so it seemed. The rate increase (‘hike’ seems far too strong a word) was the moment at which the emergency policy settings from the financial crisis came to an end.
That was then, this is now. In the past week or so we have had meetings at which the ECB and the Bank of Japan have shifted their policy towards a more dovish stance.
2016 is expected to be a volatile year for the global financial markets, as uneven economic growth, weak commodity prices and a slowing bull market set the stage for a low-yield environment.
For the forex market, these trends may give a boost to the US dollar, weaken commodity currencies and result in more aggressive monetary easing from central banks.