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Alex Bueso - Editor in Chief
Shares of single price value general retailer Poundland performed well on their first morning of trade, with shares rising to their best level of the day, at 392p, by early afternoon.
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The main US stock market gauges were being called to start the session about 0.3 per cent lower on average in what is expected to be a 'light' day in terms both of corporate news-flow and macroeconomic data. 1 hour ago
Troubled security group G4S has done a deal with the UK government over a prison electronic tagging row, saying it hoped the move would allow it to keep winning public work. 1 hour ago
Broker Hargreaves Lansdown highlighted Prudential's upbeat prospects after "sparkling" annual results and said the City regarded it as a 'strong buy'. 2 hours ago
Wolf Minerals, which has a tin and tungsten mining scheme in south-west England, has halted trading of its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to allow it to raise capital. 2 hours ago
Revenues increased at AIM-listed e-procurement provider cloudBuy but it posted larger losses as it invested in technology and sales and marketing to support international expansion. 2 hours ago
During the last three months of 2013 French non-farm payrolls increased by 31,300 or 0.2% in terms of quarterly rates of change, according to INSEE, to reach 17,871.3m. 6 hours ago
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It’s hard to believe that it is now just over 5 years since the US financial markets hit their crisis lows with the S&P500 hitting 662 and the Dow Jones 6450.
The S&P500 is up 174% with many stocks putting in gains of well over 1000% since those dark days; Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is up 3700% and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) up 1500% to name a few.
The S&P 500 broke through to all-time highs early last year and has since been on a charge. So does that mean it’s expensive, or is there still a lot of upside potential?
Of course it’s impossible to say for sure, but there are some tools available which can give us a half-decent idea. One of the most popular of these tools is CAPE, the cyclically adjusted PE ratio made popular by Robert Shiller, which compares the price today to average inflation adjusted earnings over the past decade.
The strength of the euro over the past year and a half has mostly proved to be a surprise to most traders. In this article I will look at technical analyses of how we got here, and to where we might be going next, by examining the EUR/USD and EUR/JPY.
Back in 2011, the constant stream of bad news and fear emanating from the eurozone caused the single currency to plummet, with many pundits forecasting that the euro would soon reach parity with the US dollar. As so often happens in speculative financial markets, the actual course of events was exactly opposite to what was anticipated by conventional wisdom.
Tracking and security products developer Starcom (STAR), which floated on AIM in February 2013, has been selling its WatchLock padlock for a couple of years but with the backing of global locks supplier Assa Abloy the sales could grow even faster.
Assa Abloy is about to start selling the WatchLock in the UK and in April it will be launched in the US to be followed by roll-outs in other countries. The WatchLock will be sold under the Assa Abloy, Mul-T-Lock and Yale brands.
As equity markets press on to record highs, we are seeing an increase in the number of companies looking to list their shares on open markets. Are they likely to be worth investing in?
Last year saw the highly-publicised flotation of Royal Mail (RMG), and white goods retailer AO.comrecently joined the market as AO World (AO.). Now a number of retailers are moving along the road to becoming publicly listed.