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US stocks declined on Wednesday following a disappointing ADP employment report and weak factory data. 8 hours ago
Mid-market investment group Dunedin Enterprise has pumped £5m into Blackrock Programme Management, a London-based construction consultancy outfit. 12 hours ago
Across the Eurozone, yields on government paper touched fresh lows with the exception of Greece, as traders continue to pile into sovereign bonds as the European Central Bank's (ECB) 60bn per month bond buying programme takes effect. 12 hours ago
UK stocks trimmed earlier gains by the close after a weak start on Wall Street, but still managed to finish in the green as markets bounced slightly following a sell-off the previous session. 12 hours ago
European stocks ended the session on a high note amid hopes of a deal on Greek debt and after manufacturing data in the Eurozone and China beat forecasts. 12 hours ago
Shares in Singapore-based New Trend Lifestyle, which operates a feng shui and fortune telling business, have plunged after it revealed a major reorganisation and warned losses would be worse than previously predicted. 13 hours ago
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I know what you’re thinking; “Oh no, not another article about the FTSE 100 reaching 7,000”. Well, okay, yes it is. But it’s more of a story of how we got here and where we might be going.
Gold is one of the most widely traded precious metals instruments. It not only represents a commodity but is also considered by many a currency that trades fluidly against the US dollar.
Gold prices fluctuate based on the supply and demand for the precious metal, as well as rising and falling inflation expectations. Gold trades actively in the over the counter market as well as in futures format. Gold prices are quoted in US dollars per ounce.
Former trader Andrew Hecht, who spent 35 years on Wall Street with the likes of Salomon Brothers, Cantor Fitzgerald, HSBC and commodities hedge fund Global Advisors Ltd, writes about the issue of greed in the world of finance.
To many, the industry of finance is a culture built on greed and known for the scandals that this greed creates. As the bad behaviour continues, the anger of the masses grows, and more and more people wonder: are there any solutions?
One of the real-life Wolves of Wall Street, or Masters of the Universe, or Duke Brothers, depending on your film references, Michael Milken was apparently a major inspiration for the Gordon Gekko character in the 1987 film Wall Street (if you’ve not seen it, watch it, it’s great - and it’s on Netflix).
Low-rated bonds were viewed as just junk until Michael Milken’s bond trading division began to use them to generate huge profits for the investment firm of Drexel Burnham Lambert based on his MBA thesis that such previously disregarded securities were actually good investments.