2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 slipped into the red on the back of a flat session in Asian markets, mixed earnings releases and economic data.
(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 slipped into the red on the back of a flat session in Asian markets, mixed earnings releases and economic data. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - London share prices ended modestly higher despite the US Federal Reserve's decision to leave the door open to possible interest rate increases in September which, it must be pointed out, might add to the pressure on the Bank of England to also make a move soon. 21 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - London's top-flight index was up 0.6% at 6,670 by 15:41 BST, as investors waded through a raft of earnings reports. 23 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - London's top flight index was holding on to slight gains at the start of the session, as analysts continued to debate the the US central bank's policy statement issued last night. Yesterday
(ShareCast News) - Equity markets bounced back ahead of the policy announcement due out from the US Federal Reserve later on Wednesday, as investors waited for more clarity from the central bank before making any moves. 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - Stocks were still in positive territory come midday as traders braced for the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement at 20:00 and whether it would in any way signal that a September rate hike was on the cards. 2 days ago
This week it has been difficult to avoid news about the Chinese stock market crash. On Monday the Shanghai Composite Index fell by more than 8% and over the last three months it’s down by more than 30%.
However, is this really all that surprising? I don’t think it is.
We’ve all heard the phrase “markets were extremely volatile today “ or similar. But what does Volatility actually mean when it’s related to the financial markets?
Volatility is the amount a price can change over a given time period with no regard for direction.
Just before the dawn of 2015, Bullbearings gathered together eight trading experts (plus me) to select some stock tips and top trades for 2015. This is a half-time report, with a top-10 leadboard and each tipster giving an update on their chosen recommendation.
Safe to say, I'm propping up the table and making the rest of them look good - but as I said at the time, picking one share to buy is a notoriously difficult thing to do - especially if you take a speculative punt on a small cap. It's been an unusual year and there's still five months to go...
Nasstar (NASA), which I highlighted at 8.5p at the end of last year, had made good progress in its first 18 months as a quoted company but the loss of a major customer will have a negative effect on the second half of 2015.
The news, in a recent trading statement, is bad news for the current financial year and the performance of the share price in 2015 but the underlying attractions of the cloud-based IT services and hosting provider remain.
You may have a stellar portfolio; it might seem as if every trade is going your way lately, but there is one critical factor that is often overlooked by traders and desk jockeys alike.
Both quantity and quality of sleep tend to be neglected by many people in our modern age, leading to an increased risk of countless health conditions, ranging from weight gain and inflammation, to a compromised immune system and even a greater risk of cancer.