‘Buy the dip’ has been perhaps the most consistent mantra of this bull market.
Each time the market undergoes a heavy sell-off, be it thanks to Greece, Ukraine, the US debt ceiling or a host of other reasons, this phrase comes up.
Let’s face it, UK Mail Group (UKM) is in a pretty boring business. As the UK’s largest independent postal operator, it delivers letters and parcels to businesses throughout the UK and internationally.
Sometimes though, boring businesses are best. They can often be found delivering the same product or service, thousands or millions of times a day, to customers who want to use those products or services every single day.
You may buy gold options to trade an expectation on the direction and/or volatility of the price of gold (XAU/USD).
Gold options are available on web-trading platforms, such as optionsReasy, and MetaTrader4. If you want to know how to invest in the gold market using options here's a short guide.
A stock split proposed by Netflix (NFLX) has put this corporate technique back into the news. But are stock splits a good sign, or an indication that a strong rally has run its course?
In the case of Netflix, the firm announced that it would split its stock 7 for 1. Thus shareholders will see their number of shares increase in number sevenfold, but without any increase in value - in fact the value of each share will automatically fall sevenfold too.
There are many finance conspiracy theories in the market and many of these are centred on underhand tactics used by brokerage operations. Some are supposed schemes that retail traders blame for why they lose money but others are about some of the behind-the-scenes plots in the market's greatest collapses.
Personal injury claims leads generator NAHL Group (NAH) has maintained the growth of its business since joining AIM and moved into a new area.
The share price has soared but NAHL is still an attractive investment.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, at the beginning of June, observed the recent build-up of oil stocks causing a surplus around the globe.
In fact stock levels are well above the five-year average, indicating the market is comfortably supplied.
Over the past five years, shares in hospitality group Whitbread have left the FTSE 100 far behind in performance terms, returning over 255% (excluding dividends), while the broader index has risen by ‘just’ 30%.
After such a run, is it time for shareholders to cash out, or is there more life left in these shares?
Selling cars is a low margin business and that is why motor dealer Vertu Motors is keen to grow its aftersales revenues.
This is helping to improve margins and profit as Vertu continues its consolidation strategy.
The Accelerating Momentum Strategy
In the previous articles we looked at how to get onboard established trends with Trend Knockouts (TRADERS´ 09/2014) and Persistent Pullbacks (TRADERS´ 10/2014). In the last two articles we looked at how to get on board emerging trends with the First Thrust (TRADERS´ 11/2014) and Bowtie Pattern (TRADERS´ 01/2015) respectively. In this article, we will look at how to get on board the third phase of trends, accelerated trends with the Accelerating Momentum Strategy, first published in Dave Landry´s “10 best Swing Trading Patterns and Strategies”.
Thu, 1st Jan - * The very short-term outlook for financial markets has grown more uncertain, but that may throw up some investment opportunities.