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Typically, before each Chinese New Year gold is given to others to welcome good fortune. However, there is no guarantee that the price of gold around the world will rise.
When looking at a chart of gold purchased from 2005 to 2014 you will see a gradual increase in purchasing over these years.
International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, allowing nations to reap the benefits of their comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.
Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.
Often recently when we see a drop in the price of crude oil the FTSE 100 index follows it lower.
Historically there is no correlation between oil and stocks but from time to time the FTSE and oil move in the same direction.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst, picks three stocks from last week’s most-bought shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Investment insights highlights this week are: Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and Tullow Oil which all stand out in a good and in a bad way last week.
December 2015 marked the high-point for US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s monetary policy, or so it seemed. The rate increase (‘hike’ seems far too strong a word) was the moment at which the emergency policy settings from the financial crisis came to an end.
That was then, this is now. In the past week or so we have had meetings at which the ECB and the Bank of Japan have shifted their policy towards a more dovish stance.
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Monday the 8th February 2016 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets, providing a bullet-point snapshot of what can be expected in financial markets today and overnight activity. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.