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Market buzz - 8 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - GVC Holdings' non-executive director Norbert Teufelberger sold around 460,000 shares in the online gaming group at 490p each.
Company news - 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Frontera Resources moved to solidify its expansion into Ukraine on Tuesday, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV), a subsidiary of the country's national energy company Naftogaz.
Broker tips - 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Randgold Resources was the subject of a couple of ratings changes on Tuesday following the gold miner's annual results the previous day.
Morning traders' note - 13 hours ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Tuesday the 9th 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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“A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it”
On 5 February I celebrated 43 years working in financial services, writes Paul Fellerman. This gave me cause to reflect on why I chose this career path.
I did not realise it at the time but in many ways it was an odd choice given that I have been accused of being a control freak, and as we all know one cannot control markets. The reality is that I wanted to learn how to make money.
Typically, before each Chinese New Year gold is given to others to welcome good fortune. However, there is no guarantee that the price of gold around the world will rise.
When looking at a chart of gold purchased from 2005 to 2014 you will see a gradual increase in purchasing over these years.
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.