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MIning stocks were leading the risers on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, rebounding after recent declines. Antofagasta topped the list, rising 3.7%, with peers Anglo American, Fresnillo and Randgold also registering decent gains.
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Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene has warned parliament that cherry-picking of more profitable urban delivery contracts seriously threatens the company's ability to provide countrywide letter delivery under its 'universal service obligation'. 2 hours ago
Continuing bid speculation pushed stocks in the telecoms sector higher on Wednesday with heavyweights BT and Vodafone both on the rise. 3 hours ago
Retail sales remained "resilient" in November, with the pace of growth expected to accelerate once again in the crucial Christmas run-up, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said on Wednesday. 3 hours ago
Shares in Thomas Cook plummeted by over 19% as it announced that chief executive Harriet Green has stepped down after just over two years in charge of the troubled travel group. Green, who is due to be replaced by chief operating officer Peter Fankhauser with immediate effect, claimed her turnaround "was complete" as annual results showed improving profits from all divisions. 3 hours ago
The United Arab Emirates's (UAE) oil minister, Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui, on Wednesday afternoon signaled that his country was not alarmed by the recent fall in the price of oil, while at the same time calling on other producing nations, outside of the oil cartel to join in any reduction. 1 hour ago
Internet company Mail.Ru said Russian payment services provider Qiwi will acquire its Money.mail.ru project. 2 hours ago
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These are the 10 top share tips and recommended trades for 2015 from our network of experts: professional traders, analysts and stock tipsters. Stock tips include some supermarkets, a US car maker, an AIM penny share and a FTSE 100 insurer, while there are three top forex trades and a pair of indices.
Good luck if you add them to your portfolio, but remember picking one share to buy for 2015 is a notoriously difficult thing to do and investments can go down as well as up!
The following article will instruct you how to buy gold options to trade a trend.
You should be familiar with the method of selling or buying in the underlying spot or commodities markets to trade a downtrend or uptrend, respectively. You may add a stop-loss order to control your maximum loss. If the market reaches the stop-loss, your position is closed at a loss.
The week ahead in the currency markets, as we sit just over a week away from the next ECB meeting with the German economy looking to be bouncing back, while across the pond will we see increased demand for the dollar against the pound with a small stream of US data due this week, including GDP and consumer confidence on Tuesday, durable goods on Wednesday and initial jobless claims on Thursday.
Also, a look at two of the major commodities, gold and oil, as investors react to central banks getting back on the stimulus bandwagon and Thursday’s OPEC meeting to determining which direction the oil price will move next.
This month I recommend both buying Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) and going short EURUSD, as I remain bearish on the euro and bullish on the dollar and think parity is looming.
Most readers will be familiar with Fiat cars, however many investors are still not aware that Fiat now also own Chrysler (bought out of bankruptcy in 2009), Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Trucks, Abarth, Maserati and Ferrari.
With its mathematical formula to explain why ‘hipsters’ try to look different but end up looking the same, a radical new scientific paper could provide interesting lessons for contrarian investors. I think it's possible to take something from this unusual juxtaposition, even if it's just the mental image of Warren Buffet with a hipster beard and tattoos.
Mathematical neuroscientist Jonathan Touboul from the Collège de France in Paris has written a paper titled: “The Hipster Effect: When anti-conformists all look the same”.