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Oil stocks were leading the risers on the FTSE 250 on Friday with Afren, Premier Oil and Enquest making decent gains as oil prices bounced slightly after recent losses. Brent crude was higher after hitting a 13-month low on Thursday.8 days ago
Mining stocks were making decent gains as a return of investor risk appetite and demerger talk surrounding sector giant BHP Billiton provided a boost.8 days ago
Shares in financial services group Hargreaves Lansdown were under pressure on Tuesday after UBS initiated coverage of the stock with a 'sell' rating, saying that the "risk-reward [is] significantly skewed to the downside".11 days ago
UK stocks had clawed back losses and were trading more or less flat by Tuesday lunchtime as investors continued to watch geopolitical developments across the globe.11 days ago
The "tide has turned for the better" at African Barrick Gold (ABG), according to Investec which upgraded the stock from 'sell' to 'hold' on Tuesday.11 days ago
Using the easy-to-spot "head and shoulders" pattern we can often fairly reliably predict where a currency pair will go next. In this example we look at the recent movement in the euro versus the Japanese yen.
The euro had been losing ground versus the yen, but after the last visit that the price made to the round number and psychological level of the 136.00, it started heading higher and it is very close to touching the 138.00 again.
It’s hard for me to think of Tate & Lyle Plc (TATE) without immediately thinking “sugar”. However, in 2010 the sugar side of the business, including use of the Tate & Lyle Sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup brands, was sold to American Sugar Refining as part of a major restructuring of the company.
But as an investor I’m after a different kind of sweetness; the kind that comes from a reliable dividend which grows progressively over time, and in that department Tate & Lyle is still very much a player.
The recent fundamental data out of the eurozone do not paint a nice picture for its currency, the euro. gross domestic product has contracted in the eurozone and Germany.
Let us keep in mind that Germany is the zone’s largest economy and the main contributor to growth; therefore, when Germany slows down, the whole eurozone slows down too. The eurozone’s GDP came out at 0% when the markets were expecting a contraction to 0.1%.
This is a tricky question, as we have seen the sell-off that many bears were calling for since the beginning of time, so it now seems!
My indicators show that over 50% of retailers were calling for the Dow top since it surpassed the level of 16400 on the way up, toward the end of April nearly 4 months ago!
This month I will take a look at a beaten down stock which I believe has potential to bounce back: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE).
The company is an integrated media and entertainment company engaged in the sports entertainment business worldwide. It operates in four segments: Live and Televised Entertainment, Consumer Products, Digital Media, and WWE Studios. The Live and Televised Entertainment segment produces live events and provides content for its television and other programming; designs, markets, and distributes various WWE-branded products, such as t-shirts, caps, and other novelty items; and offers pay-per-view programs.
Daily global markets overview for the 22th August 2014 by Accendo Markets. Also the overnight activity and what can be expected in the markets today. Information straight from the traders’ desks. Insights on commodities, equities, stocks and forex currencies.