Summertime, An’ the livin’ is easy; Fish are jumpin’ an’ the cotton is high; Oh yo’ daddy's rich an’ yo’ mamma's good lookin’; So hush little baby, don't you cry. Those are the lyrics by DuBose Heyward to the music of George Gershwin, but if the summer livin’ is easy, then the tradin’ ain’t.
So far August is looking weak but fortunately if you followed my articles, we have made good money on the GMCR short which I wrote about in June.
Mention trading commodities to most people and you normally get a pause and then a comment such as “oh commodities are risky”.
Alternatively, you get the story about their uncle Bert that lost his shirt trading pork bellies and even a reference to the classic film Trading Places.
This month I will take a look at a share to short sell and that is GMCR, formally known as Keurig Green Mountain. I will also give a quick recap on selling a share short.
The majority of spread betting clients still prefer to go long a stock yet there are also opportunities to make money selling a stock short and profiting from a down move.
What’s the most hated stock market in the world and who is one of the most hated (still living) leaders? Well in my humble opinion it has to be the Russian stock market and president Vladimir Putin. Every time you switch on the news (except pro-Russian television channel RT) it is bad news about Russia.
It’s all about how Putin has upset someone; the US adds another economy sanction, how lower oil prices are crippling the country and the general view is that Russia is back to the 1980s and everyone is living on potatoes and home brewed vodka!
In this article I will show you how to profit from a short-term correction using the example of biotech, although in the longer term it's a sector I remain a big fan of.
Regular readers will know that I have been a big fan of biotech stocks and making money from the ageing population trend. This is a trend which has been extremely profitable.
Back in 2012 with oil at over $110 a barrel I came out with an article saying that oil would be nearer to $50 in the next few years, most laughed at me and if you search you can still see comments.
Fast-forward and here we are at around $50 and now it seems everyone is an oil expert and they will say they saw it coming… yet they have no evidence to back it up.
With the market tossing traders about in its wild swings, here’s a stock which I believe will hold up whatever the weather.
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.
This month I recommend both buying Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) and going short EURUSD, as I remain bearish on the euro and bullish on the dollar and think parity is looming.
Most readers will be familiar with Fiat cars, however many investors are still not aware that Fiat now also own Chrysler (bought out of bankruptcy in 2009), Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Trucks, Abarth, Maserati and Ferrari.
2014 has seen a rush of companies looking to float on the London Stock Exchange. But while many recent initial public offers (IPOs) in London have looked overvalued, the flotation of luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo (CHOO) looks a little different.
On the whole by the time the ‘little investor’ gets a chance to become involved, returns are normally skinny or end up losing money as many IPOs recently have soon traded below their initial offer price.
This month I will take a look at investing in India and give you a few specific Indian companies to look at as well as using Exchange Traded Funds to gain a broad exposure.
It’s now over three months since the Indians voted for Narendra Modi as prime minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be in power for at least five years. After years of bureaucratic bottlenecks and stagflation India finally has a chance under reformist Modi to become more business friendly.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Gold declined for a second successive session on Thursday, while base metals rose and oil extended its recovery run.