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Market buzz - 2 days ago
The UK banking sector was slightly lower on Friday as well-received results from Lloyds and decent gains from Standard Chartered were offset by falls in the share prices of RBS, HSBC and Barclays.
Company news - Yesterday
Camden Market owner Market Tech has announced three property deals in the north London borough with large frontages along the Regents Canal.
Broker tips - 2 days ago
Canaccord Genuity has upgraded its rating on real estate portal Rightmove from 'hold' to 'buy' after a better-than-expected set of annual results on Friday.
Morning traders' note - 2 days ago
Daily global markets overview for the 27th February 2015 by Accendo Markets. Also the overnight activity and what can be expected in the markets today. Information straight from the traders’ desks. Insights on commodities, equities, stocks and forex currencies.
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Normally, when you make investments, you buy assets on the open market – for example, you might buy stocks, commodities or currency pairs. However, it is also possible to make investments without owning an asset at all – in fact, this is becoming an increasingly popular way of investing.
This type of investment is known as a contract for difference (CFD), and is essentially a contract between yourself and a CFD broker.
Steve Ruffley is a professional market strategist and trading mentor. He has been involved in financial markets for well over a decade and is author of the soon to be published “Ruff Guide to Trading” .
Ruffley (@SteveRuffleyInter on Twitter) is the CEO of iViewcharts.com and is chief market strategist and head of education at Intertrader.com where he has presented over 800 live trading webinars over the last four years. He is in the running for FXStreet.com presenter of the year 2014.
In my last lesson you learned about trading a long straddle, using the example of WTI crude oil. In this lesson, you will learn to use the power of an options strategy to execute more than one option at the same time for news announcements and major economic events. A popular strategy to take advantage of an expected increase in volatility is that very same long straddle.
For example, on Thursday February 26, the second estimate of UK gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2014 will be released. This is an event that will move markets, but is not a major event but can often lead to higher volatility in the immediate aftermath.
Brownfield land developer Inland Homes (INL) has changed its strategy in the past year or so and it is building more homes rather than selling the land on to other developers. That is enabling it to generate additional profit from the land, yet the share price suggests the underlying value of the land is being largely undervalued by investors.
The continued need for more housing in the UK puts Inland in a strong position, particularly as brownfield sites are generally more likely to be favoured in the planning process than greenfield ones.
Oscillators, also known as ranging indicators, are leading indicators used to analyze non-trending markets that are moving in a horizontal pattern within a range.
The stochastic oscillator in particular is a momentum indicator that can provide buy or sell signals in a non-trending market by indicating when the market can be expected to reverse its course.