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(ShareCast News) - Sales at IMI, the fluid control engineer, declined more than expected in the first six months of the year, as its markets continued to provide a challenging backdrop, with a tentative warning about full year orders.
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(ShareCast News) - Steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal posted a drop in second-quarter profit as it cautioned over increased competition from steel imports, namely from Russia and China. 44 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country's securities watchdog launched an investigation into the impact of automated trading on market shares, as the authorities intensified law enforcement on concerns about heavy speculative selling that could lead to the destabilisation of the wider economy. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - European Coke bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises is in advanced talks about merging with its Iberian and German Coca-Cola bottling counterparts. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - 0950: Shares in Moneysupermarket are down 4.4% after personal finance guru Martin Lewis, whose Moneysavingexpert website the company bought in 2012, sold 9m shares. 2 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Vesuvius reported a decline in interim pre-tax profit due to a decline in global steel output and inventory volumes, which dragged revenue lower in the first half. 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Alent said net sales increased by 1.9% for the first half of 2015, reflecting end-market headwinds. 3 hours ago
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This week it has been difficult to avoid news about the Chinese stock market crash. On Monday the Shanghai Composite Index fell by more than 8% and over the last three months it’s down by more than 30%.
However, is this really all that surprising? I don’t think it is.
We’ve all heard the phrase “markets were extremely volatile today “ or similar. But what does Volatility actually mean when it’s related to the financial markets?
Volatility is the amount a price can change over a given time period with no regard for direction.
Just before the dawn of 2015, Bullbearings gathered together eight trading experts (plus me) to select some stock tips and top trades for 2015. This is a half-time report, with a top-10 leadboard and each tipster giving an update on their chosen recommendation.
Safe to say, I'm propping up the table and making the rest of them look good - but as I said at the time, picking one share to buy is a notoriously difficult thing to do - especially if you take a speculative punt on a small cap. It's been an unusual year and there's still five months to go...
Nasstar (NASA), which I highlighted at 8.5p at the end of last year, had made good progress in its first 18 months as a quoted company but the loss of a major customer will have a negative effect on the second half of 2015.
The news, in a recent trading statement, is bad news for the current financial year and the performance of the share price in 2015 but the underlying attractions of the cloud-based IT services and hosting provider remain.
You may have a stellar portfolio; it might seem as if every trade is going your way lately, but there is one critical factor that is often overlooked by traders and desk jockeys alike.
Both quantity and quality of sleep tend to be neglected by many people in our modern age, leading to an increased risk of countless health conditions, ranging from weight gain and inflammation, to a compromised immune system and even a greater risk of cancer.