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(ShareCast News) - The FTSE closed in positive territory on Wednesday as banking stocks recovered and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled a delay to the next increase in interest rates.
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(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the most widely-followed longer-term sovereign bond yields: 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Oil futures recovered on Wednesday following a decline in US inventories, but precious metals retreated as US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered her semi-annual testimony to the country's Congress on US monetary policy. 5 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The dollar fell against selected crosses on Wednesday, while the yen spiked early in the session and maintained gains well into the European afternoon. 5 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - European stocks racked up solid gains on Wednesday, with banks surging ahead following heavy losses in the previous session and after the chair of the US Fed told Congressmen that financial conditions in the US had tightened and that weakness in economies overseas, in particular, posed risks to the US. 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Shareholders in 32Red were gifted a bonus payday on Wednesday, with the announcement the company was to pay a special dividend off the back of some record numbers.The AIM-traded remote gaming operator said that the dividend would be paid on 16 March, to all shareholders on the register on 19 February 2016. 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - ARM Holdings posted a strong set of full year results and said it was confident of meeting forecasts for 2016 as demand for its microchip technology continues to grow. 3 hours ago
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On 5 February I celebrated 43 years working in financial services, writes Paul Fellerman. This gave me cause to reflect on why I chose a life in trading – and I recommend it to everyone as I believe it is imperative that one understands why one trades.
I did not realise it at the time but in many ways venturing out on this career path back in 1973 was an odd choice given that I have been accused of being a control freak, and as we all know, one cannot control markets. The reality is that I wanted to learn how to make money.
International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, allowing nations to reap the benefits of their comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.
Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.