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Richard Branson's retail bank Virgin Money, the phoenix risen from the ashes of Northern Rock, has confirmed its plans to raise £150m with a flotation on the London Stock Exchange.
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Competition in the UK groceries market has simply gotten downright vicious, as the disruptive German discounters Aldi and Lidl carve themselves a piece of the market. That is so much so the case that last month the market's size grew at its slowest since 1993, data from Kantar revealed. However, there are important differences amongst the Big Four which must be taken into account. For one, Sainsbury has only half the square footage of Tesco, which is trying to defend too many out-of-town hypermarkets which are simply excessively large. 15 minutes ago
Six of the main energy suppliers are facing losing a quarter of their profits over the next six years, the Guardian reported on Thursday. 11 hours ago
UK stocks are expected to continue to slide lower on Thursday, tracking losses seen in Asia and the US overnight and ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision. 2 hours ago
TUI Travel said its full year underlying operating profit growth would be towards the upper end of its previous guidance after a solid finish to the year. 2 hours ago
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So why have I been quite through all the news recently? Scottish vote, vote in Parliament for decision in aiding and abetting U.S. in their proxy war against Syria and Iraq. The fight between Isis, IS, or should I say Isil, is well underway.
It’s quite well beyond laughable it’s very laughable in itself.
I’m sure as people interested in trading many of you will have eagerly watched the BBC2 programme about traders, 'Traders: Millions by the Minute' (if not you can watch both episodes below). Regardless of what you thought about the show itself, it's useful to try and learn what you can from it - which is what I'm going to talk about here.
In the interests of full disclosure I admit that I had conversations with the BBC team about the show and I recognised and knew a good few of the people shown.
Investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be about making a killing or losing it all.
It doesn’t have to be a high-stress roller coaster and you certainly don’t have to sit up all night sweating because one of your investments has cut its dividend. Instead it’s possible to invest simply and sensibly, buying quality shares at attractive prices.
The first part of BBC2’s two part documentary “Traders: Millions by the Minute” on Monday 15th of September took a look at some of the professional traders in the FX trading community as well as a few of those looking to join their ranks.
Both episodes have now aired and are worth watching - we've posted both of them down the bottom of the article in case you missed them.
I’ve often presented that ‘socialisation’ is one of the four pillars of success for managing yourself as a Trader. Socialisation? What on earth is he on about now you may be asking yourself? Bear with me reader (or should that be 'beer with me'?) as I’m on to something here.
What is socialisation? In the words of the Fast Show's Ron Manager: “Is it word? It is now!”