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Aarcas Partners

Shaking the tree and a brief history of market makers

By Aarcas Partners, 11 Feb 2016

Retail investors often complain about market makers "shaking the tree", so as a former market maker of 18 years, I want to explain how this is largely a conspiracy theory, writes Wayne Grossman of Aarcas Partners. To explain this properly, we have to go back to the time of the Big Bang.

By the Big Bang, I mean the London Stocks Exchange's dual capacity reforms in the 1980s, NOT the start of the universe! Since the October 1986 deregulation, market makers on the London Stock Market have evolved into what are generally integrated trading houses these days.

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Graham Spooner

Investment insights of this week Feb 8th - 12th

By , 10 Feb 2016

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: BP, Barclays and Premier Oil which all stand out in a good and in a bad way last week.

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Vince Stanzione

Gold mining stocks looking better but come with a wealth warning

By , 09 Feb 2016

Back in 2003 I held a seminar in London and my guest was hedge fund manager and commodities guru Jim Rogers and whilst talking about mining stocks he said: “A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it”.

13 years on I still remember these wise words and any investment in a mining stock should only be considered with risk capital and it’s important to have an exit strategy.

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Nicolas Shamtanis

How traders spend Gold Week (Chinese New Year)

By , 08 Feb 2016

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.

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Thierry Laduguie

FTSE 100 at the start of a third wave down

By Thierry Laduguie, 03 Feb 2016

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. 

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Graham Spooner

Investment insights of this week Feb 1st - 5th

By , 02 Feb 2016

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.

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Thierry Laduguie

FTSE 100: Bear trend intact but rebound is expected

By Thierry Laduguie, 27 Jan 2016

Last week stock market sell off came amid concerns the stock market slide together with the slowdown in China will cause more capital outflows.

Faced with a falling stock market and growing pessimism about the economy, investors are moving money out of China and into countries with better returns.

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Graham Spooner

Investment insights of this week Jan 25th - 29th

By , 27 Jan 2016

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: Lloyds Bank, BP and HSBC which all stand out in a good and in a bad way last week.

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Andrew Hore

AIM stock picks - Empresaria Group (EMR)

By , 26 Jan 2016

Even though the UK market is tough, international staffing company Empresaria Group (EMR) says that its 2015 figures will be better than expected. This has led to a 5% upgrade in 2015 earnings per share estimates to 9.2p. 

Despite this, the rating is modest and the spread of activities should enable further growth. 

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Oliver Haill

Correction or crash? Fear versus optimism for 2016 stock markets

By , 22 Jan 2016

With the FTSE 100 and other indices like the Nikkei 225 entering Official Bear Market Territory, and traders arguing about whether the US indices have dipped enough, many investors without a Bear or Bull loyalty card are wavering about how best to approach equity investing in volatile 2016.

There are plenty of voices shrieking 'crash' but analysts at Merrill Lynch have now presented some arguments to provide more ammunition in the case for the current wobble being merely a correction rather than the beginnings of a full blown crisis. 

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City News

Commodities: Oil rises on output cut chatter, gold spike cools

Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Oil futures registered decent gains on Friday, while the previous session's gold price spike cooled on profit taking as the weekend approached.

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