Fri 1st Aug 14, 12:1
UK stocks were in the red for the third straight day on Friday with the FTSE 100 sinking 1.4% as investors scale back their appetite for risk amid a wave of corporate earnings, economic data and geopolitical tensions.
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The commodities complex saw widespread selling on Thursday as global capital markets continued to react to signs that the US Federal Reserve may have shifted its bias, even if only modestly. 3 hours ago
A much weaker than expected reading for the latest MNI Chicago manufacturing sector purchasing managers' index (PMI) and traders positioning ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls report saw the euro/dollar retrace some of its recent losses. 3 hours ago
European stocks declined following the release of weaker-than-expected manufacturing data in the Eurozone, China and the UK. 35 minutes ago
Investors should 'sell' shares of Royal Bank of Scotland following the bank's second-quarter results on Friday, according to Investec. 1 hour ago
Buoyant events and public relations operations boosted profits at business publisher UBM despite a hit from the strong pound. 2 hours ago
A dividend cut is looking "increasingly likely" at Tesco, according to broker Brewin Dolphin which downgraded its recommendation for the supermarket stock on Friday. 2 hours ago
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With all of the conflicts going on in the world at the moment, Gaza under attack, Syria still in turmoil and also, the downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine airspace, it seems prudent to understand what effect these various conflicts have on the market, from either a risk management or trading point of view.
In terms of safe haven asset effects, it was the latest issue arising in Ukraine that had the biggest effect so far. With the latest situation, involving the shooting down of a commercial Malaysian airliner by apparent pro Russian Ukraine separatists, the safe haven/risk-off dynamic played nicely in the hands of savvy traders.
Lately, I have found myself in and out every day trading the Dow Jones. Even with bad sun burn I still maintain a high tolerance when it comes to missing out on a 30 pip rally with this naughty index.
If I get in and it goes against me, I hold the position as I trade with 150-point stops. Once it comes back into profit, I wait and I WAIT for the big move lower and it never comes – so I end up holding the position for longer than I should as it begins its ascent on the way back up.
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)