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Market buzz - 2 days ago
Andrew Harrison, the divisional chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, has reduced his stake in the group with the sale of 5,200 shares.
Company news - Yesterday
Bookmaker Ladbrokes said a string of more favourable sport results had kept it on track to hit full-year targets, although it said that would depend on "usual" conditions in the rest of the year.
Broker tips - Yesterday
Abcam: FinnCap moves target price from 390p to 400p keeping a hold recommendation.
Morning traders' note - 1 hour ago
Daily global markets overview for the 24th October 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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2014 has seen a rush of companies looking to float on the London Stock Exchange. But while many recent initial public offers (IPOs) in London have looked overvalued, the flotation of luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo (CHOO) looks a little different.
On the whole by the time the ‘little investor’ gets a chance to become involved, returns are normally skinny or end up losing money as many IPOs recently have soon traded below their initial offer price.
Defence and security business Cohort (CHRT) has made its second earnings-enhancing acquisition in the current financial year. The latest acquisition is expected to enhance 2015-16 earnings by 15%.
AIM-quoted Cohort sold its space business earlier this year and that gave it a cash pile to finance acquisitions.
Forex technical analysis on the Japanese yen against the pound sterling. The GBP/JPY pair is a currency market that moves quite violently at times.
There is a significant amount of volatility in this market and traders can see we have recently fallen off of a cliff, dropping from the 178 level all the way down to the 170 level over the last couple of weeks.
The Ichimoku Cloud, also known as “Ichimoku Kinko Hyo”, is a comprehensive technical trading tool that is favoured by experienced traders as it utilizes more data points than other indicators and provides a higher probability of successful trades.
While it can be somewhat difficult to interpret at first, once the multiple elements of the chart are understood, the Ichimoku Cloud tool can be hugely valuable to all traders, from novice to highly experienced.
We've just had one of the best rallies of the year followed by one of the biggest sell-offs - and they say volatility is dying. Well, this just goes to show just how nervous the market is right now.
Concerns about the rest of the world, with stalling recovery in Europe and slowing growth in China, are leading the market to think this will not bode very well at all for US equities in the medium/long term.