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(ShareCast News) - The UK will be hoping for clear skies on Friday night to see the blue moon.
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(ShareCast News) - Shares in Inspired Energy were up after the energy consultant completed the purchase of Wholesale Power UK. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - Beijing will become the first city to host both Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, after being chosen by the International Olympic Committee as host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Roadside assistance company AA said its executive director has quit for personal reasons. 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - NatWest Bank is looking into problems with its online services after customers complained that payments, including salaries, were not going through. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - Hotel owner and operator easyHotel has appointed Guy Parsons as its new chief executive, the company said on Friday. 4 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Learning Technologies Group fell after it said it would buy compliance specialist Eukleia in a deal worth up to £11m. 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.