6 hours ago
UK stocks finished another choppy session slightly lower as investors digested a barrage of global economic data and corporate earnings, central bank moves and political developments in Greece.
UK stocks finished another choppy session slightly lower as investors digested a barrage of global economic data and corporate earnings, central bank moves and political developments in Greece. 6 hours ago
Kaz Minerals topped the risers after revealing it met its annual production target for 2014 with an output of 83,500 tonnes. Kaz's new gold and copper mine at Bozymchak, Kazakhstan, made its first shipment of concentrate at the end of 2014. 7 hours ago
Oil major Shell topped the fallers after saying it is looking to reduce costs and lower investment in 2015 in response to the collapse in crude prices, as it curtailed over $15bn of potential spending over the next three years. The comments came as the firm reported adjusted annual profit growth of just 12% in the fourth quarter to $3.3bn, well below the consensus forecast of $4.2bn. 7 hours ago
UK stocks fell on Thursday but had erased some losses by lunchtime as oil prices rebounded slightly, though the mood was still cautious as investors remained fixed on US monetary policy and developments in Greece. 11 hours ago
Heavy falls from Shell and other blue chips in the oil sector weighed heavily on UK stock markets on Thursday, as investors reacted to another plunge in crude prices and the Federal Reserve's outlook for interest rates. 14 hours ago
UK stocks are expected to decline on Thursday as markets this side of the Pond react to the Federal Reserve's commitment to remain "patient" on the timing of a rate hike. 15 hours ago
Jens Rabe is a noted trading coach in Germany, who specialises personally in options writing. Here, he is interviewed on how he started trading and how he developed his skills in order to leave work and trade on his own fulll time.
He first made a trade on the markets in the 90s when the dotcom frenzy was building up around the world, with his own interest being sparked while feeling bored doing his national service in the German army.
A multi-strategy note from analysts at Morgan Stanley has outlined the implications for the markets after the European Central Bank’s announcement of quantitative easing.
The announcement by ECB president Mario Draghi that the central bank will purchase €60bn per month of debt from euro-zone governments, agencies and institutions for at least the 18 months from March 2015 went "beyond market expectations" and the bank's own forecasts and should therefore be viewed as a "positive surprise", Morgan Stanley said.
After last week's article about determining the ‘moneyness’ of buy call options, you should be comfortable with that concept. I will now introduce you to the power of buy put options and their ‘moneyness’. “Power of buy Put options”, you are thinking? Why, Yes!
Think of how great it would have been to open a buy put option trade before the Swiss National Bank announcement in mid-January, which created huge swings in various currency markets. (If you need reminding, here's my earlier article on put and call options.)
In 1979, legendary trader and technical analyst J. Welles Wilder developed the Average Directional Index (ADX), and said on several occasions that he believes it is the most powerful tool a trader can use.
Whether you agree with him or not depends on whether you’re a fan of trend-trading, but there’s no disputing that the ADX is a permanent fixture in a trader’s toolbox, and can be relied upon to answer the following question: ‘how strong is this trend?’
With 2015 starting off with wild market swings here’s a stock which I believe will hold up and stands to have another good year.
Regular readers will know I tend to mainly invest in US listed stocks however I do also have a few UK listed holdings two of which I have held for over 14 years and made a tidy profit.