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Spread-betting provider IG Group said second-quarter trading had been "satisfactory" despite more subdued markets.5 weeks ago
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So, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the taper trigger to its bond buying programme yesterday, reducing the pace of asset purchases by $10billion to $75billion per month, starting from January 2014.
Looks like Fed Chairman Bernanke wanted to go out with a big bang, hailing the end to what he started, his baby – the QE programme which has inflated the Fed’s balance sheet by around $4trillion since its inception in 2009.
A strategic investment in a US business could help Pressure Technologies gain access to the US naval market as well as add to its product range in the oil and gas sector.
Like Pressure Technologies, Texas-based GTM Manufacturing is a manufacturer of high pressure cylinders, predominantly for the oil and gas market. Pressure Technologies is taking a 40% stake in GTM.
Yearly forecasts are counted among the most difficult for any Forex trader, as there are infinite factors that can adjust a pair’s position and pricing. That being said, it’s important to take a look at both fundamental and technical factors when evaluating the long-term prospects of a given pair.
The analyses below will take a brief look at three of the most interesting pairs to watch in the coming year, and will provide insights that will hopefully shed some light on your trading in the new year.
The GBP has been the strongest of all the major currencies during the second half of 2013, powering upwards against both the USD and the JPY since July by more than 11%. After a long period during which the life seemed to completely go out of the GBP/USD pair, making it extremely difficult to trade profitably, forex traders are again getting interested.
This five-month uptrend has not been without pauses. During October 'cable' struggled to make new highs, making new lows instead.
CMC Markets' Chief Market Analyst Michael Hewson reflects on the last 12 months in the UK retail sector, picking out the winners and losers of the year, and making a prediction about the sector's see potential for success in 2014.
When I looked over the retail sector, 12 months ago there was a great deal of concern about the viability of a number of retailers who were being squeezed by the stop start nature of the UK economic recovery and a consumer who was being squeezed by average earnings that were failing to keep pace with the rate of inflation.
Daily global markets overview for the 20th December 2013 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.