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Despite its continuing concern about Europe's economic and political environment and full pricing, private equity investor 3i group enjoyed a busy final quarter of the year and said its portfolio remains well positioned and continues to perform strongly.3 days ago
BT is expected to announce as soon as December 15th whether it plans to buy EE or O2 to reenter the mobile phone market, The Sunday Times reported. The FTSE 100 telecoms company was working on a deal at the weekend with a statement due early in the coming week. BT is thought to favour O2 but could still opt for EE, which is jointly owned by Orange and Deutsche Telekom. EE would cost between £10.5bn and £11bn and O2 would cost between £9bn and £9.5bn.7 weeks ago
London's stock market declined for the fourth straight day on Thursday as ongoing concerns about global growth and heavy falls in the mining sector erased earlier gains.7 weeks ago
Travel companies Easyjet and International Consolidated Airlines Group were boosted by the fall in oil prices, on hopes that lower fuel costs will boost profitability.7 weeks ago
UK stocks retreated into the red after a positive start on Thursday as renewed concerns about the health of the Eurozone pressured mining stocks lower.7 weeks ago
Jens Rabe is a noted trading coach in Germany, who specialises personally in options writing. Here, he is interviewed on how he started trading and how he developed his skills in order to leave work and trade on his own fulll time.
He first made a trade on the markets in the 90s when the dotcom frenzy was building up around the world, with his own interest being sparked while feeling bored doing his national service in the German army.
A multi-strategy note from analysts at Morgan Stanley has outlined the implications for the markets after the European Central Bank’s announcement of quantitative easing.
The announcement by ECB president Mario Draghi that the central bank will purchase €60bn per month of debt from euro-zone governments, agencies and institutions for at least the 18 months from March 2015 went "beyond market expectations" and the bank's own forecasts and should therefore be viewed as a "positive surprise", Morgan Stanley said.
After last week's article about determining the ‘moneyness’ of buy call options, you should be comfortable with that concept. I will now introduce you to the power of buy put options and their ‘moneyness’. “Power of buy Put options”, you are thinking? Why, Yes!
Think of how great it would have been to open a buy put option trade before the Swiss National Bank announcement in mid-January, which created huge swings in various currency markets. (If you need reminding, here's my earlier article on put and call options.)
In 1979, legendary trader and technical analyst J. Welles Wilder developed the Average Directional Index (ADX), and said on several occasions that he believes it is the most powerful tool a trader can use.
Whether you agree with him or not depends on whether you’re a fan of trend-trading, but there’s no disputing that the ADX is a permanent fixture in a trader’s toolbox, and can be relied upon to answer the following question: ‘how strong is this trend?’
With 2015 starting off with wild market swings here’s a stock which I believe will hold up and stands to have another good year.
Regular readers will know I tend to mainly invest in US listed stocks however I do also have a few UK listed holdings two of which I have held for over 14 years and made a tidy profit.
Daily global markets overview for the 30th January 2015 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.