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Investec has upgraded its stance on BHP Billiton from 'sell' to 'hold' following the spin-off of the miner's South32 portfolio this week, as well as recent reduced capital and operating cost guidance.
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Building society Nationwide posted a 32% % rise in underlying annual profit in the year to April 2015, as it regained its position as the UK's second largest saving and mortgage provider. 1 hour ago
The German Ifo business climate index nudged down to 108.5 in May from 108.6 in April, marking its first drop since October last year, but still a touch ahead of analysts' expectations for a reading of 108.3. 1 hour ago
The head of the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority has warned of a dangerous shift by UK lenders back towards high-risk property loans. 2 hours ago
Quindell has received the final regulatory go-ahead to complete the sale of its professional services division to Australian law-firm, Slater & Gordon in a deal worth £700m. 2 hours ago
European stocks were little changed in early trade, as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of speeches from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. 3 hours ago
0921: German gross domestic product rose 0.3% quarter-on-quarter and 1.1% year-on-year in the first quarter, a final estimate confirmed, as expected by analysts. "Two factors contributed to the relatively low GDP growth rate," said BNP Paribas analysts. "First, import growth, at 1.5% q/q, significantly outpaced export growth, at 0.8% q/q. Second, inventories also subtracted 0.3% p.p. from GDP growth, though it should be cautioned that inventories have taken from growth in the last five quarters." 2 hours ago
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I have written at length over the years about oil prices and how to trade to them and the truth is that no matter how much experience one has it’s not an easy commodity to predict and ergo to trade.
There are a number of considerations one must delve through prior to taking any position on the oil price particularly when using leverage.
Debt and legal services provider Fairpoint has been transformed in recent years. Originally known as Debt Free Direct, the company was focused on individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) but non-IVA revenues were two-thirds of total revenues of £38.3m in 2014.
The move into legal services will enable Fairpoint to grow faster than it would have if it remained focused on debt management services.
Preparation is key for daily trading, same as for athletes, footballers, darts players. You can gain small but important advantages if you prepare carefully. Bullbearings gleans some insights from Markus Strauch of Momemtum Signals about his daily routine and explains why his schedule is so important.
Read to the bottom for lots more Bullbearings articles on becoming a day trader from the comfort of your own home.
The metals market and the currency markets are historically linked together and in some cases there are metals where prices may fluctuate in a similar manner to currency exchange rates.
Although there are specific supply and demand components of various metals that are different to that of currencies, fluctuations in the prices of metals may move in tandem with currencies over well-defined periods.
In technical analysis, a trend is defined by the highs and lows of the candles.
If the price is making higher high and higher lows, then the trend is bullish or the instrument is in an uptrend. When the price is making lower lows and lower highs, then the trend is bearish or the instrument is in a downtrend.