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ITV topped the risers after the strongest advertising performance in five years helped it beat forecasts for 2014, as it hiked its annual dividend 34% and proposed an extra payout for shareholders. Numis Securities upped its rating on the broadcaster and producer from 'add' to 'buy'.
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Broker WH Ireland has resigned as nominated adviser (nomad) of Rangers International Football Club, leading to trading in the company being suspended with immediate effect. 26 minutes ago
The European Central Bank (ECB) will on Thursday provide further details of its 1.1trn quantitative easing (QE) programme. 3 hours ago
The US services sector expanded at a healthy pace in February, showing resilience in the first quarter of this year. 2 hours ago
BBA Aviation broadly met expectations with its annual results on Wednesday with strong growth in its flight support division offsetting weakness in aftermarket services, as the company predicted further growth in 2015. 2 hours ago
US stock markets opened lower on Wednesday on disappointing job and non-farm payrolls data, while oil stocks gained on data expected to show a slowing of stockpile growth. 3 hours ago
Exxon Mobil expects to increase its daily production to the equivalent of 4.3m barrels a day by 2017 as it starts up 16 major oil and natural gas projects, the company said on Wednesday. 2 hours ago
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Trading Expansions of Range and Volume
Equity market cycles provide opportunity in every phase of liquidity. The greatest possibilities are evident when expansion-of-range-and-volume (XRV) price activity propels a stock rapidly higher or lower. XRV moves occur when institutions have directed their traders to buy or liquidate large equity positions. The stock in trade overwhelms supply or demand, pushing price in a rapid directional move higher (in the case of buying), or lower (in the case of selling). The resulting XRV chart pattern affords traders the opportunity to capitalize on institutional activity, which tends to continue over the course of several trading sessions.
For investors or traders who have always restricted themselves to shares and maybe perhaps funds, might never have thought about the possibilities available by broadening their trading horizons into the curreny markets, and even to day trading rather than long-term investing. This guide looks at the basic function of the forex market and the advantages and disadvantages of day trading in forex.
Forex trading is the act of buying or selling one currency in exchange for another with the aim of benefiting from the differential in value between both currencies within a given period of time.
Steve Ruffley is a professional market strategist and trading mentor. He has been involved in financial markets for well over a decade and is author of the soon to be published “Ruff Guide to Trading” .
Ruffley (@SteveRuffleyInter on Twitter) is the CEO of iViewcharts.com and is chief market strategist and head of education at Intertrader.com where he has presented over 800 live trading webinars over the last four years. He is in the running for FXStreet.com presenter of the year 2014.
Normally, when you make investments, you buy assets on the open market – for example, you might buy stocks, commodities or currency pairs. However, it is also possible to make investments without owning an asset at all – in fact, this is becoming an increasingly popular way of investing.
This type of investment is known as a contract for difference (CFD), and is essentially a contract between yourself and a CFD broker.
In my last lesson you learned about trading a long straddle, using the example of WTI crude oil. In this lesson, you will learn to use the power of an options strategy to execute more than one option at the same time for news announcements and major economic events. A popular strategy to take advantage of an expected increase in volatility is that very same long straddle.
For example, on Thursday February 26, the second estimate of UK gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2014 will be released. This is an event that will move markets, but is not a major event but can often lead to higher volatility in the immediate aftermath.