Fri 24th Feb 17, 17:18:34
(ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered, among other stocks reporting.
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(ShareCast News) - Sterling had a torrid time on key crosses Friday with traders buying defensive assets such as gold on concerns about Europe's political unease, and worries about the economic impact of Brexit. 15 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - European stocks retreated on Friday, weighed down by a broad pull-back in risk apettite globally ahead of a key speech from US president Donald Trump in the following week. 17 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - President Donald Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference he would "massively" lower taxes for America's middle classes as well as trimming business taxes, while also pledging to begin undoing his predecessor's 'Obamacare' healthcare laws in coming months. 17 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Mexico's current account deficit narrowed over the last three months of 2016 on strength in manufacturing, but risks were on the rise, economists said. 16 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca has received a positive recommendation for its treatment of a condition caused by cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. 18 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs has been downgraded to 'sell' by Berenberg as the German bank indicated its belief that the investment banking behemoth's stock is now overvalued and that it could face structural headwinds in 2017. 18 hours ago
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They say “breaking up is hard to do” but in financial market break-ups spinoffs can be very profitable and give companies a new lease of life.
A spinoff is the creation of an independent company or in some cases more than one company through the sale or distribution of new shares of an existing listed company to shareholders holding the parent company at a certain date.
Three years ago I came up with the concept for a investment-focused podcast for the ShareTalk website I work on, called Conkers' Corner after my Twitter handle of @conkers3, and five months ago the first recording was made. Below are some of the lessons I have learned or have been reinforced during these years.
The concept of Conkers' Corner is very simple yet extremely educational and beneficial for all: the participants in the podcasts and interviews since I started in May 2016 have included shrewd investors/traders, ISA millionaires, high net worth individuals, business leaders, CEOs, highly respected fund managers and investment writers.
There’s a great debate in the financial industry about which type of analysis produces the best results for traders - is it better to be a technical trader or to rely on the fundamentals?
Is there a common ground between the two? We’ve all heard the phrase All roads lead to Rome. In this article we’ll explore whether this applies to the financial markets.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at the Share Centre, picks three top shares among the most popular purchases by equities clients in the last seven days.