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?
Furnishings and wallcoverings supplier Colefax has weathered the weak global economy while continuing to make a profit and it is set to grow profit and earnings per share over the next few years.
Colefax focuses on the luxury end of the furnishing fabrics and wallpapers and operates an international decorating business.
Equity market cycles provide opportunity in every phase of liquidity. The greatest possibilities are evident when expansion-of-range-and-volume (XRV) price activity propels a stock rapidly higher or lower when institutions have directed their traders to buy or liquidate large equity positions.
The stock in trade overwhelms supply or demand, pushing price in a rapid directional move higher (in the case of buying), or lower (in the case of selling). The resulting XRV chart pattern affords traders the opportunity to capitalize on institutional activity, which tends to continue over the course of several trading sessions.
Steve Ruffley is a professional market strategist and trading mentor. He has been involved in financial markets for well over a decade and is author of the soon to be published “Ruff Guide to Trading” .
Ruffley (@SteveRuffleyInter on Twitter) is the CEO of iViewcharts.com and is chief market strategist and head of education at Intertrader.com where he has presented over 800 live trading webinars over the last four years. He is in the running for FXStreet.com presenter of the year 2014.
Brownfield land developer Inland Homes (INL) has changed its strategy in the past year or so and it is building more homes rather than selling the land on to other developers. That is enabling it to generate additional profit from the land, yet the share price suggests the underlying value of the land is being largely undervalued by investors.
The continued need for more housing in the UK puts Inland in a strong position, particularly as brownfield sites are generally more likely to be favoured in the planning process than greenfield ones.
Britvic PLC BVIC is the company behind famous soft drink brands such as Robbinsons, R Whites Lemonade and Tango. It also has lucrative long-term agreements to manufacture, market and sell PepsiCo branded soft drinks such as Pepsi and 7Up.
That combination makes it one of the most defensive yet fast growing companies in the UK today. However, despite its attractive features I won’t be investing in the company just yet.
Thu, 1st Jan - * With little doubt what will be of most interest for investors next week, given that the next general elections are now looming, will be the three-way election debate between Cameron, Clegg and Miliband on the BBC´s 'Question Time' programme which is to be aired on Thursday.