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(ShareCast News) - Shares in Indivior were given a downgraded 'neutral' rating from Citi after their strong performance in the year to date, while Deutsche Bank argued the company's drug pipeline was not fully reflected in valuation and upgraded to 'buy'.
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(ShareCast News) - US stocks recovered from earlier losses and closed mixed on Thursday following the release of a report which showed the economy grew in the second quarter, while weekly jobless claims remained near their lowest level in decades. 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. 6 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Managed services and staffing company Impellam Group posted an increase in interim profit, driven by a sharp hike in revenue. 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Most European stocks gained as investors weighed German and US data along with a slate of upbeat earnings reports. 6 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Kromek's chief financial officer bought shares in the company in the same day it plunged over 15% after it unveiled plans to raise £11m via a discounted placing. 8 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. 8 hours ago
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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.