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(ShareCast News) - UK mortgage approvals rose more than forecast in June as the thriving housing market showed no signs of letting up.
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(ShareCast News) - Insurance company Lancashire Holdings wrote a third fewer insurance premiums in the first half of this year from $635.1m to $423.6m gross written premiums. 6 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the final pricing for the offering of shares in Citizens Financial Group will comprise 86m shares. 18 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - 10:32 According to Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna the 29% over-the-year fall in the CRB commodity index implies that headline consumer price inflation Stateside will slide from 0.1% at present to -0.9% over the next few months - its largest drop since September 2009. On the other hand, core inflation is expected to move towards 2% in the months ahead, making for a tricky policy set-up for the central bank. 17 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London continued to bounce back ahead of Wednesday's policy decision from the US Federal Reserve, as some analyst warned of deflation risks. 30 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - British Land has exchanged contracts for the sale of 39 Victoria Street in London to Singaporean property company Ho Bee Land for a gross purchase price of £144m. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - Mining giant Antofagasta lowered its annual copper production forecast for the second time this year, as it delayed the start of production at its new Antucoya project. 2 hours ago
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We’ve all heard the phrase “markets were extremely volatile today “ or similar. But what does Volatility actually mean when it’s related to the financial markets?
Volatility is the amount a price can change over a given time period with no regard for direction.
Just before the dawn of 2015, Bullbearings gathered together eight trading experts (plus me) to select some stock tips and top trades for 2015. This is a half-time report, with a top-10 leadboard and each tipster giving an update on their chosen recommendation.
Safe to say, I'm propping up the table and making the rest of them look good - but as I said at the time, picking one share to buy is a notoriously difficult thing to do - especially if you take a speculative punt on a small cap. It's been an unusual year and there's still five months to go...
Nasstar (NASA), which I highlighted at 8.5p at the end of last year, had made good progress in its first 18 months as a quoted company but the loss of a major customer will have a negative effect on the second half of 2015.
The news, in a recent trading statement, is bad news for the current financial year and the performance of the share price in 2015 but the underlying attractions of the cloud-based IT services and hosting provider remain.
You may have a stellar portfolio; it might seem as if every trade is going your way lately, but there is one critical factor that is often overlooked by traders and desk jockeys alike.
Both quantity and quality of sleep tend to be neglected by many people in our modern age, leading to an increased risk of countless health conditions, ranging from weight gain and inflammation, to a compromised immune system and even a greater risk of cancer.
In the wake of the Greek crisis of June, the UK banking sector rallied, but it now looks as if the bounce has run its course.
It has been a see-saw year for the sector, but from a technical perspective the immediate path looks to be downward.