Wed 29th Jul 15, 17:37:12
(ShareCast News) - Equity markets bounced back ahead of the policy announcement due out from the US Federal Reserve later on Wednesday, as investors waited for more clarity from the central bank before making any moves.
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(ShareCast News) - US stocks took confidence from the Federal Reserve's more confident statement released late in Wednesday's session to regain some of the losses from Friday and Monday. 6 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The Federal Reserve's held interest rates steady, but subtly different comments left the market feeling slightly more confident about the timing of rate lift-off. 8 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - US: 2.29% (+4bp) 10 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - European stocks outside of Italy rallied as China's equity markets stabilised and investors welcomed a slate of positive earnings reports. 11 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - BBGI said it would invest in two PPP projects from John Graham Holdings in Northern Ireland for £11.7m. 12 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Rexel fell after the company reported a slowdown in organic sales and said full year targets were now at the lower end of guidance. 12 hours ago
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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...
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In the wake of the Greek crisis of June, the UK banking sector rallied, but it now looks as if the bounce has run its course.
It has been a see-saw year for the sector, but from a technical perspective the immediate path looks to be downward.