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Market buzz - 11 hours ago
Clive Cowdery, whose Resolution acquisition vehicle bought Friends Provident in 2009, will make about £160m from Aviva's takeover of Friends Life, the Sunday Times said. The roles of chairman, chief executive and finance director at the combined company will go to the Aviva incumbents, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Aviva is trying to persuade its own shareholders about the wisdom of the deal, the Mail on Sunday said.
Company news - 14 hours ago
A group of US businessmen has formed a joint venture with London developer Galliard Homes to build £1bn-worth of residential properties across the suburbs of the capital.
Broker tips - 3 days ago
Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's efforts to adapt to an "inflationary world".
Morning traders' note - 3 days ago
Daily global markets overview for the 21st November 2014 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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This month I recommend both buying Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) and going short EURUSD, as I remain bearish on the euro and bullish on the dollar and think parity is looming.
Most readers will be familiar with Fiat cars, however many investors are still not aware that Fiat now also own Chrysler (bought out of bankruptcy in 2009), Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Trucks, Abarth, Maserati and Ferrari.
With its mathematical formula to explain why ‘hipsters’ try to look different but end up looking the same, a radical new scientific paper could provide interesting lessons for contrarian investors. I think it's possible to take something from this unusual juxtaposition, even if it's just the mental image of Warren Buffet with a hipster beard and tattoos.
Mathematical neuroscientist Jonathan Touboul from the Collège de France in Paris has written a paper titled: “The Hipster Effect: When anti-conformists all look the same”.
Personal Group Holdings PGH has historically been a steady business offering employee benefits, but the purchase of Lets Connect, which provides salary sacrifice schemes enabling employees to acquire computers and other technology products, should be the first step on accelerating the company’s growth rate.
Personal has been around for three decades and the core business has historically been selling hospital plans and providing other employee benefits. The main income has come from the hospital plans, which offer a payment if the client goes into hospital, and the associated interest income on the payments.
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However, before you learn the ins and outs of building strategies you must first understand the basics. There are two types of options, Puts and Calls:
We have seen a nice triple top in cable over the past 3 weeks. However the last one carved out on the 28th Oct, is bang in line with my trend line and so to the 200-EMA. Now, it’s quite a straight forward situation.
I am actually a cable bull and with GBP/JPY being that bit stronger against the JPY than the USD in the past few sessions only leads me to believe that Pound will prevail overall against the yankee buck.