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(ShareCast News) - Car distributor and retailer Inchcape said its pre-tax profit declined in the first half of the year as currency headwinds weighed heavily on its results.
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(ShareCast News) - Greece's stock market is not likely to re-open this week, the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) has said. less than a minute ago
(ShareCast News) - Rexam reported a 50% drop in first-half pre-tax profit as a higher metal premium, the commoditisation of certain specialty cans in North America and higher energy costs in Brazil offset a rise in revenue. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - 0915: Stocks have started the day higher with many investors setting their sights on upcoming US employment reports following the latest Fed policy statement, which seemed to emphasise the importance of the labour market in the timing of the first rate hike. Results from the likes of RBS and Royal Dutch Shell have pleased in the early going. US Q2 GDP figures due out later in the day will be the key release for traders in this session. Shanghai's equity benchmark reversed intraday gains to end lower by 2.2%. On a more upbeat note, reports indicate the IMF has given its greenlight to the start of talks with Greece. FTSE 100 up 13.97 points to 6,644.96. 29 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - London's top flight index was holding on to slight gains at the start of the session, as analysts continued to debate the the US central bank's policy statement issued last night. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - Babcock International said it was on track to meet its full- and half-year forecasts despite defence sector softness as the engineer continued to experience strong demand from existing clients in its marine and support services divisions. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Annual sales from Diageo were flat but the drinks giant put some fizz into its preliminary results with a 9% increase in the final dividend and pumped up its guidance for 2016. 2 hours ago
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This week it has been difficult to avoid news about the Chinese stock market crash. On Monday the Shanghai Composite Index fell by more than 8% and over the last three months it’s down by more than 30%.
However, is this really all that surprising? I don’t think it is.
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.