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Profits at Associated British Foods fell in the first half as the surging performance of its Primark fast-fashion chain was outweighed by a weaker sugar business.
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Equity indices in the Eurozone gained as investors pondered developments in Greece and awaited a report that is expected to show German economic confidence rose in April. 50 minutes ago
0904: Greek 10-year bond yields are now at 13.43%,up by 10 basis points on yesterday´s close, but two basis points off the intra-day highs thus far. 35 minutes ago
Smartphone and tablet microchip designer ARM Holdings beat its own guidance with a 14% jump in dollar revenues in the first quarter of 2015, as it delivered an upbeat outlook for the rest of the year. 2 hours ago
On Wednesday morning analysts at Citi expect Tesco will announce a fiscal year trading profit just below the company-compiled consensus forecast, despite which they have upped their target price on the shares. 2 hours ago
UK stocks are expected to open with small gains on Tuesday as the Footsie resumes its push back towards record highs ahead of a quiet day for economic data. 2 hours ago
Third-quarter results from Sky generated the most growth in 11 years, it said, as near 70% growth in new customers fed through to a 20% increase in operating profits over the financial year to date. 1 hour ago
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The currency markets are anticipating a huge sterling volatility spike in the immediate aftermath of the election vote, according to options software technology company ORE.
There is plenty of market chit-chat over the concerns and uncertainty around the UK elections. Neither David Cameron nor Ed Miliband are pulling ahead and an outright victory is becoming less likely. Trying to predict this election is one thing, but putting your money on it is another.
A bearish channel is really a consolidation which has a slight inclination to the downside, like the one we are seeing on the Daily chart of the GBP/JPY.
The bearish channel could be traded like any other channel where long positions are taken at the bottom boundary and short positions are taken at the upper boundary; however, we must be aware that the price may break out of the channel at any moment and take extra to prevent huge losses.
This strategy is based on well-known, very simple principles that are still valid. If you recognise megatrends early, you can achieve nice profits in the markets. You should try to achieve a good risk-reward-ratio (RRR) in your trades and you should limit your possible losses with the help of stop-losses based on technical analysis. This article was written in October 2014. The setup shown actually worked extremely well.
Trading is one of the most emotionally turbulent careers you could choose. Your aim is to make money and losing money is the exact opposite of what you set out to achieve - yet it is inevitable.
Every trader will experience losing trades and some more than others. When you lose on a trade you may experience feelings of anxiety, stress, helplessness, frustration, anger, disbelief, fear and the desire for revenge or a desperation to do whatever you can to get your money back.
Candlestick patterns are a method of technical analysis used in the forex market which may be used to predict market movements. The beauty of candlesticks as a method of price depiction on the charts is that the candlestick tells a story.
The shape of a candlestick is a function of how far and how much buyers and sellers have pushed price action within a given time frame. (You can read a super-detailed explanation of how candlestick charts are constructed here.)