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(ShareCast News) - Mining companies gave the UK equity market a boost on Thursday as metal prices increased.
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(ShareCast News) - Wealth manager Charles Stanley posted a 151% jump in reported pre-tax profit for the first half as costs fell and its turnaround plan began to bear fruit. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose, with autos and basic resources lending support on what is likely to remain a fairly quiet session as US markets will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 51 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - Asian stocks closed on a mixed note on Thursday, with Japanese equities extending gains driven by the weakening yen. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - Skyepharma said its cash balance will be ahead of expectations at the end of the financial year. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Technical improvements at its pilot gas-to-liquids plant have allowed Velocys to increase capacity of liquid hydrocarbon products by more than 50% as it begins to commercialise the technology for a more diverse range of chemical markets. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Timber products James Latham posted a rise in interim profits on the back of good revenue growth. 2 hours ago
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If you are new to trading then it is likely you have been enticed by adverts or what I call the financial junk food industry. Perhaps you have been told that using some simple indicators for just a few minutes a day can lead to sustainable profits. Perhaps you have been told that you are likely to succeed.
In keeping with my belief that is important to tell people what they need to hear rather than what you may want to hear, here are 10 points that I believe every new trader needs to know. It may be brutal at times but it's absolutely necessary to have realistic ambitions when you begin trading.
If you have taken it upon yourself to try and trade forex based on the news then there are certain types of events that you may want to pay the most attention to.
So we have compiled five reguarly ocurring news events, which generally affect forex currency pairs, so you need to know about them if you really want to trade on the news.
After the dramatic events of late last year there is no doubt that the focus is back on global macroeconomics. Big picture economics, geopolitics and their effect on markets are center stage once more, with the EUR/USD forex pair caught in the middle.
As the US Federal Reserve moves towards a rate hike, the threat of a deflationary spiral in the eurozone, exacerbated by the weaker oil price, may have already persuaded the European Central Bank to move towards more quantitative easing (QE).
Apple shares have struggled to regain the highs seen at the beginning of the year. In part, this is due to the indecisive nature of stock markets this year, but it is also down to concerns that the previously stellar rate of user growth for its iPhones will slow.
Apple has ridden the tide of consumer affections well, capturing the loyalty of millions, if not billions with its iPhone and associated products. But others have been there before; firms such as Blackberry stand as a warning to those that lose the popular touch.
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Personality in forex trading is a function of motivation and performance. A trader has to be motivated by a market situation in order to produce a reaction which will lead to performance.