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FTSE 100-listed natural gas provider BG Group has completed the sale of the group's 65.12 per cent holding in India's largest private natural gas distributor Gujarat Gas (GGCL) for INR 24.6bn or approximately 422m dollars at current exchange rates.7 days ago
Markets are expected to open slightly lower on Tuesday morning, extending losses made the day before, as traders await a courtroom battle where the European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to defend its bond-buying programme.8 days ago
Stocks pulled back on Monday morning on the back of a series of gloomy figures from economic powerhouse China, with Severn Trent leading the FTSE 100 lower as its potential takeover is put at risk.9 days ago
A series of worse-than-expected economic indicators from China is expected to dampen markets on Monday morning, as stocks pull back from decent gains made before the weekend.9 days ago
AMEC, the engineering and project management firm, said on Monday that it has been awarded an two-year extension to a contract with natural gas giant BG Group worth 110m pounds.9 days ago
Falkland Islands Holdings (FKL) provides investors with a lower risk exposure to the potential development of oil and gas prospects in the Falkland Islands. However, the return on the investment is unlikely to be seen until 2015 at the earliest.
Last year, FTSE 250 company Premier Oil acquired a 60% stake in the Sea Lion prospect discovered by Rockhopper.
From a purchasing power point of view, sterling above 1.50 USD seems difficult to justify and with Mark Carney taking the reins at the Bank of England from July we may already have seen sterling's 2013 year high. Carney has been a strong advocate of more quantitative easing (QE) in the UK, which would drive sterling sharply lower.
Sterling’s sharp rise against the US dollar has caught many by surprise, the currency has recovered from 1.51 USD in May to the current 1.57 USD level. However, the 1.57 level is proving difficult to cross and we won’t be surprised if the USD now begins to regain some ground and take the GBP back to below 1.55 USD over the next couple of weeks.
Fears over a reduction in global liquidity as central banks scale back easing measures sends emerging markets in a rout with slowing global growth adding to the malaise.
EM’s have been the biggest beneficiaries of loose global central bank money over the years; central banks around the world have pumped in $12trillion of extra liquidity since the financial crisis of 2008, preventing a systemic risk in the market.
Over the last few weeks global equity prices have fallen quite sharply, the FTSE 100 has fallen from 6875 which was reached on 22nd May (only 120 points from its all -time high set in December 1999) to the current level which is just above 6300 - an 8% fall in 3 weeks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index has fared better, albeit still over 300 points lower now than its recent record high. The US benchmark index hit an all-time high on May 29th at 15542. The Nikkei index has experienced > 20% fall from 16,000 to 12,500 in a matter of a few weeks but it has since bounced to just above 13,000.
Lets look at what creates support and resistance levels in markets, using gold as an example. Just watching these levels is a good trading strategy.
In my last piece (I feel the need, the need…to slow down) I commented on several things that traders could do to help improve their understanding of markets in an effort to improve their own trading.
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