Tue 9th Feb 16, 17:30:45
(ShareCast News) - The UK's top-flight index finished in the red as losses overnight in Japanese equities filtered through into the European session, with weakness in the market for US energy companies' high-yield debt seen as the epicentre of current worries.
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(ShareCast News) - After a choppy session, US stocks finished in the red on Tuesday, as oil prices continued to slide and traders waited to hear from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the yields of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds: 6 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Oil futures endured another volatile session on Tuesday as the WTI front-month contract fell below $30 per barrel, while metals saw lacklustre trading in Europe. 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Banks dragged the main European stockmarket indices lower again on Tuesday, with investors cautious amid on-going concerns over global growth and the possibility that tensions in some credit markets might be feeding-through into stocks. 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The contact information of more than 10,000 employees of the US Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security was dumped online this week, with an anonymous pro-Palestinian hacker being blamed for the attack. 8 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Wall Street's main stockmarket gauges were treading water on Tuesday, following the steep losses seen in the previous session and ahead of a key speech from Fed chair Janet Yellen scheduled for the next day. 9 hours ago
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“A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it”
On 5 February I celebrated 43 years working in financial services, writes Paul Fellerman. This gave me cause to reflect on why I chose this career path.
I did not realise it at the time but in many ways it was an odd choice given that I have been accused of being a control freak, and as we all know one cannot control markets. The reality is that I wanted to learn how to make money.
Typically, before each Chinese New Year gold is given to others to welcome good fortune. However, there is no guarantee that the price of gold around the world will rise.
When looking at a chart of gold purchased from 2005 to 2014 you will see a gradual increase in purchasing over these years.
International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, allowing nations to reap the benefits of their comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.
Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.
Often recently when we see a drop in the price of crude oil the FTSE 100 index follows it lower.
Historically there is no correlation between oil and stocks but from time to time the FTSE and oil move in the same direction.