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Market buzz - 13 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Insurers and miners helped the Footsie outperform on Thursday after Fitch reaffirmed its constructive view on Prudential and an upbeat reserch note out of Credit Suisse helped to boost shares of many miners.
Company news - 12 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - West Africa focused oil and gas exploration and development company Lekoil announced on Thursday the execution of a new debt facility totalling NGN 5bn. The AIM-traded company said the agreement was for the Otakikpo asset and was agreed withSterling Bank, subject to the fulfilment of conditions precedent which are near complete.
Broker tips - 14 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse gave the mining sector a boost on Thursday as the broker raised its projections for the average price of some key base base and precious metals, while re-jigging its target prices on a large swathe of the mining space in the process.
Morning traders' note - 21 hours ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Thursday 30th June 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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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.
These include BT, ITV and Circassia.
Investors are supposed to ‘buy on the sound of cannon’, according to one famous financier.
Friday’s dive in UK shares, with a similar effort yesterday, will have made a number of solid companies much cheaper in valuation terms.
The UK economy is ready to embrace the future "from a position of strength" following voters’ decision to exit the European Union (EU) last week, Chancellor George Osborne told markets on Monday.
"I said we had to fix the roof so we were prepared for whatever the future held and thank goodness we did," Mr Osborne said in an attempt to calm the markets after an unprecedented sell-off in the British pound that began post-vote on Friday.
With Euro 2016 well under way, many traders will be taking some well deserved time off over the next four weeks to watch one of the world’s premier tournaments.
This is probably a good idea, given that major football tournaments have been known to impact the financial markets.
The UK has decided to split from the EU after a referendum foisted upon a largely ignorant nation because of a split in the Conservative party, leading to around £200bn being knocked off the value of shares and sending financial markets into meltdown the world over.
In the short term sterling was sent back to 1985 levels and for the not-too-distant future some are predicting a recession. (Personally the thought of facing months of smug faces of Johnson, Gove and 'Cheshire' Farage is almost too much to bear for me.)