Debt and legal services provider Fairpoint has been transformed in recent years. Originally known as Debt Free Direct, the company was focused on individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) but non-IVA revenues were two-thirds of total revenues of £38.3m in 2014.
The move into legal services will enable Fairpoint to grow faster than it would have if it remained focused on debt management services.
Preparation is key for daily trading, same as for athletes, footballers, darts players. You can gain small but important advantages if you prepare carefully. Bullbearings gleans some insights from Markus Strauch of Momemtum Signals about his daily routine and explains why his schedule is so important.
Read to the bottom for lots more Bullbearings articles on becoming a day trader from the comfort of your own home.
In technical analysis, a trend is defined by the highs and lows of the candles.
If the price is making higher high and higher lows, then the trend is bullish or the instrument is in an uptrend. When the price is making lower lows and lower highs, then the trend is bearish or the instrument is in a downtrend.
As we head towards the traditionally ‘weak’ period for stock markets, namely the summer, it pays to look again at the valuations on offer in developed stock market indices around the globe.
Ratios such as the price-to-earnings and price-to-book multiples are very handy when starting to examine possible investment choices, but they are frequently mis-used by investors.
Two years ago you could buy shares in Greggs (GRG) for 400p. At that price they had a dividend yield of 4.9% from a company with a long and consistent record of paying and growing a well-covered dividend. Fast forward to today and those same shares now cost just under 1,200p, or almost three times as much.
So does that mean Greggs is now overpriced, or can it repeat those 100% a year gains for a few more years?
This strategy is based on well-known, very simple principles that are still valid. If you recognise megatrends early, you can achieve nice profits in the markets. You should try to achieve a good risk-reward-ratio (RRR) in your trades and you should limit your possible losses with the help of stop-losses based on technical analysis. This article was written in October 2014. The setup shown actually worked extremely well.
Annual figures from Nasstar show just how significant the transformation in the company’s fortunes has been and the cloud computing services provider is promising a dividend with next year’s results.
One year ago, a 2014 profit of £800,000 was expected. Helped by the subsequent acquisition of Komanchi, the provider of hosted cloud services for the recruitment sector, plus additional organic growth the outcome was an underlying profit of £1.17m on revenues of £11.2m. The expected cost savings have been achieved in good time.
Part 1: Covered call writing
Retail investors are always seeking ways to generate higher-than-risk-free-returns and still maintain capital preservation as a key component to the strategy. For most of us, the thought of combining the stock market with stock options is far too speculative and not for the average blue collar investor. In this series of three articles, this myth will be debunked and you will be presented with a set of specific rules and guidelines geared towards enhancing your annualized returns. In this first article, covered call writing will be highlighted.
I know what you’re thinking; “Oh no, not another article about the FTSE 100 reaching 7,000”. Well, okay, yes it is. But it’s more of a story of how we got here and where we might be going.
Former trader Andrew Hecht, who spent 35 years on Wall Street with the likes of Salomon Brothers, Cantor Fitzgerald, HSBC and commodities hedge fund Global Advisors Ltd, writes about the issue of greed in the world of finance.
To many, the industry of finance is a culture built on greed and known for the scandals that this greed creates. As the bad behaviour continues, the anger of the masses grows, and more and more people wonder: are there any solutions?
Thu, 25th May - * Spain´s centre-right party PP obtained the most votes in the country´s municipal elections, and a similar outcome was expected in the regional contests, which - pending full results for the regional elections - may allow for many of the current economic policies to be kept in place.