Wed 30th Jul 14, 08:26
UK markets opened slightly lower on Wednesday as investors digested a wave of corporate earnings and cautiously awaited economic data and a policy decision Stateside later on.
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0855: UK stocks have begun the session moving slightly lower, tracking an overnight spill on Wall Street and ahead of this evening's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). To take note of, shares in Twitter rocketed higher by up to 35% after the close of trading in the wake of the internet outfit's latest results. Barclays and Travis Perkins are in the leader early on after the release of their half year figures. Acting as a backdrop, traders are continuing to digest the latest set of sanctions levied against Russia by the European Union and the US. Euro/dollar is continuing to drift down. Spanish consumer prices fell by 0.3% year-on-year in June, well below the 0.1% fall expected. FTSE 100 down 12 to 6,796. 1 hour ago
European stocks were little changed as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision. 57 minutes ago
Builder's merchant Travis Perkins was a strong riser on Wednesday after posting a 10.2% rise in life-for-like (LFL) first half revenue and a 16% increase in the dividend. 57 minutes ago
Segro reported a 3.3% fall in first half pre-tax profit to £66.7m, reflecting a 13% fall in net rental income. 56 minutes ago
National Grid has announced that John Pettigrew will be its sole UK Executive Director in order to "provide a single focus to manage a challenging UK operational agenda". 2 hours ago
New products and shop refits have heated up half-year profits at British high street baker Greggs. 2 hours ago
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Germany-focused workspace owner and operator Sirius Real Estate (SRE) has restructured its property portfolio and returned to the dividend list.
Sirius owns and operates 33 business parks, industrial facilities and offices in Germany. The company offers flexible workspace predominantly aimed at small and medium-sized companies, although it also has large companies, such as Siemens, as clients. There is more than one million square metres of lettable space.
Using technical analysis and the market fundamentals to review what happened to affect the major currencies last week and a look ahead for the big currency pairs this week.
Looking at the euro versus the dollar, analyst Jameel Ahmed from FXTM said the signs of a short-term bullish trend line in the EUR/USD that began to form the week prior turned out to be exactly that, a short-term bull.
With the Dow, S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, DAX, FTSE 250 and RUSSELL 2000 sitting at either all-time highs or near multi-year highs it may feel like all the deals and bargains have gone. But determined stockpicking can still find undervalued gems.
This month I will take a look at a stock which I think still has tremendous value even after the recent bounce: Blackberry (NYSE:BBRY)
The Head and Shoulders indicator is another method used in forex trading to forecast a future price reversal.
As it is generally accepted that prices operate in trends, by tracking these trends and assessing them, traders can forecast how the market is moving and plan their strategies to take advantage of price reversals.
NAHL (NAH), the owner of National Accident Helpline, may on the face of it appear to be a legal business but it is really an outsourced marketing business. This means that cash flow is positive unlike its legal clients who have to wait ages to get paid. That means that NAHL Group Plc can offer an attractive yield.
The business floated on AIM at 200p a share at the end of May 2014. Enough new money was raised to pay the costs of the flotation while the rest of the £35m went to existing shareholders.