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Numis Securities has upgraded its rating for UK banking group Barclays from 'reduce' to 'hold' and hiked its target price from 222p to 274p, saying that investment risks have already partially been priced in.
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Specialist medtech company ANGLE has raised 6.2m pounds after realising its investment in graphics technology developer Geomerics, which it sold to ARM Holdings. 53 minutes ago
Spanish telecom group Telefonica has announced it will invest 1.862bn dollars (1.355bn euros) in Argentina over the next two years. 1 hour ago
Taper speculation picks up after budget deal; RSA drops on profit warning, CEO exit; FTSE 100 rebounds from two-month low. 1 hour ago
Fed policy meeting looms; House passes US budget deal; Eurozone employment holds steady; UK construction activity rises; Spanish inflation increases 1 hour ago
Spain's consumer price index (CPI) edged higher in the month of November, to show a 0.2 per cent year-on-year rate of increase, three tenths of a percentage point higher than in the prior month. 2 hours ago
Invensys, the UK technology group that is currently the takeover target of French electrical equipment firm Schneider Electric, said on Friday that all anti-trust and regulatory conditions to the offer have been "satisfied". 2 hours ago
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As one of the “big four” supermarkets, Morrisons (MRW) isn’t exactly an explosive penny share, but if you’re looking for a combination of solid dividends and steady growth, you might want to take a closer look.
At 261p its shares current have a historic dividend yield of 4.5%. In comparison, the FTSE 100 - at 6,550 points – can only muster a dividend yield of 3.5%. Although a 1% difference may not seem like much, it’s actually a 29% improvement in income (because 1 is 29% of 3.5), so small differences do matter.
The forex market is open to retail traders from Monday morning in Tokyo/Sydney, until Friday evening in New York. That is five and a half days of non-stop action when trades can be entered, and stop-losses can be hit – so how can you cope with it? Here are five tips to help you manage.
The non-stop nature of the market is often advertised as a plus, as though any trader in any time zone can trade whenever they want and make money. There is something to that, but as every forex trader knows, the 24-hour nature of the market can be like a prison if you don't know how to handle it.
Regular readers will know whilst deep down I am a trend follower I will also take a contrarian view and also look for signs of beaten up stocks that are making a turnaround.
Two stocks both mentioned here before that have done extremely well for me and anyone brave enough to follow me are Citigroup (C) and AIG (AIG). Yes, both stocks would have gone broke had the US government not bailed them out, but that is the distant past and Uncle Sam is out of both and made money out of saving both companies.
It is often claimed that currencies have a tendency to depreciate during their home business hours. Lets look at how we can use this knowledge to trade the forex market profitably.
An academic study published in 2007 by Francis Breedon and Angelo Ranaldo thoroughly analyzed 10 years of historical data from 1997 to 2007 and not only found that this depreciation bias was a statistical fact, but also that it could be used as the basis for a profitably strategy on the EUR/USD pair, even after commission/spread costs were factored in.
China-based logistics services provider China Chaintek is a profitable, cash generative business offering a dividend.
A lack of capacity will hold back short-term profitability but the company is on course to significantly expand its distribution facilities and reap the benefits in terms of earnings growth.