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Consumer payment system providers Paypoint said it expects to meet market expectations for the year in the wake of an increase in transaction volumes and revenue.
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Asian stocks closed in the red following the release of disappointing Japanese retail sales and as depressed oil prices continued to drag. 3 hours ago
US stock futures edged higher on Thursday after figures showed that jobless claims dropped to their lowest level since 2000last week, as investors continue to digest comments from the Federal Reserve. 2 hours ago
Colin Child, the finance director of banknote printing firm De La Rue, has announced he will step down from his role. 3 hours ago
Pork processor Cranswick's third-quarter trading statement revealed an improvement on last year's sales, attributed to sales growth from fresh pork. 3 hours ago
Packaging firm RPC Group said its adjusted operating profits for the third quarter were "significantly ahead" of the corresponding period the year before. 3 hours ago
Easyjet's shares were flying higher on Thursday after analysts at Barclays Capital upgraded their stance on the stock from 'equalweight' to 'overweight' and hiked their target price from 1,850p to 2,150p. 2 hours ago
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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.