Fri 19th Dec 14, 21:13:29
Consumer goods giant Diageo is seeing a slowdown in growth in one of its main markets, the United States. One would have thought the economic recovery and drop in the oil price would have translated into greater discretionary spending on the liquors and spirits which it purveys. Yet that has not been the case, the company´s boss, Larry Scwhartz, admitted. That is much the same as recent comments out from several of its peers. Increased discounting among top brands, in response to more price-conscious consumers, has been one factor
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US stocks advanced on Friday in a continuation of the week's post-Fed boost after a day of little economic data. Yesterday
People have been buying more carpets as the British housing market recovered, helping floor covering retailer United Carpets to roll out higher profits. Yesterday
The Santa rally continued on its merry way on Friday as oil prices rose and upbeat retail data boosted supermarkets. Yesterday
The oil and gas producing sector was near the top of the risers list on Friday as a strong rebound in crude prices went some way to repairing fragile sentiment in the energy industry. Yesterday
European stocks were little changed after mixed reports on German and UK consumer confidence and a rebound in oil prices. Yesterday
US stocks were trading in the green Friday, still boosted by the post-Fed rally after a quiet day for economic data. 2 days ago
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She has held a fine balance in my eyes and overall gave the market a boost it very much needed, before it was due to sink into oblivion just as Santa was dusting off his sleigh – we say hooray!
The rhetoric was very closely scrutinised but it’s changed the forward guidance language They have stated categorically they can still ‘wait a considerable time’ – same language as before.
If you have learned about options in theory until now but have never traded an option, you may not know what to expect. Let’s start by showing you an image of a basic Buy Call trade.
Take a close look at the trade, what do you see? What comprises the basic Buy Call trade above? Here is a quick breakdown:
The Kiwi has been wanting to confirm a change in direction for today to the downside and it drops below the 0.7800 level. Today’s price action has stayed below the main pivot point, which is around the 0.7819 level.
The pivot points are actually levels of support or resistance where the price tends to change direction. Some traders watch the pivot points for breakouts, other for bounces.
The 200 Period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) can act as a very good resistance or support area, especially on the higher time frames. That is why when we see that the AUD/USD has reached its 200 EMA on the monthly chart, we should pay attention to the next moves on the pair.
Obviously, we should not leave out the fundamentals and as long as the Federal Reserve of the United States keeps hinting into applying higher interest rates, the Australian Dollar could remain weak versus the US Dollar.
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!