They say “breaking up is hard to do” but in financial market break-ups spinoffs can be very profitable and give companies a new lease of life.
A spinoff is the creation of an independent company or in some cases more than one company through the sale or distribution of new shares of an existing listed company to shareholders holding the parent company at a certain date.
The FTSE 100 (UKX) failed to make a new low on Wednesday below 6654.5, though it did dip below that level outside official trading hours.
The Elliott wave pattern (see chart) is recorded between 8am and 4.30pm which comprise the normal market hours, which means there is a chance the decline ended at 6654.5 as per the alternate wave count.
Generally, when you’re making an investment, you know that you are taking a risk. If you buy a stock, for instance, there’s always the possibility that the stock price will go down – and you will end up losing money.
Similarly, if you short a stock, you’re going to lose money if the stock price goes up. However, there are some cases where you may be able to make a risk-free trade with guaranteed profits.
After a remarkable bounce for the FTSE 100 (UKX) since 24 June, many will be wondering whether the index has run its course.
Many sectors have seen incredible moves since the UK voted to leave the EU and more than a few investors will be looking to cash out.
This month I will be taking a look at Restaurant Brands (QSR), which is the holding company of fast food company Burger King and café operator Tim Hortons.
Tim Hortons has just announced that they will be franchising in the UK, with the first outlets opening in 2017.
Trading is not for the faint-hearted as market players, whether on the retail or institutional level, are often exposed to fast-paced and stressful situations, combined with the very real possibility of losing substantial sums of money.
Certainly, working as a trader has its perks, but success can also come at a steep price. Below we assess some of the stresses and strains which come with the trading territory and offer tips for combating the potential pitfalls.
This month we will revisit biotech shares and the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track this sector and explain how to profit from the next move up in biotech stocks.
Back in July 2013 (was that really 3 years ago?!) my first Bullbearings article on biotech explained about the trend in healthcare spending, which is based largely on the ageing global population.
'Trade Like a Shark' is the new book from Robbie Burns published by Harriman House, following up on the best-selling 'The Naked Trader' and the 'Traders Guide to Spread Betting'. Trade Like a Shark has been written for anyone who wants to consistently make money trading shares - but wants to avoid getting chewed up by the stock market.
Here Harriman House have shared an exclusive extract with Bullbearings.co.uk all about shorting (plus given a link at the end to buy the whole book for a special offer price).
The rally in the FTSE 100 (UKX) extended following a better than expected GDP number and rumours the Bank of Japan will announce a new stimulus package.
Later in the evening the index pulled back after the release of the FOMC meeting minutes.The Fed kept interest rates unchanged but suggested a possible rate rise after the summer.
Traders are typically told that analysis of financial markets can either be fundamental or technical. I suggest traders need to focus on what I call the ‘real fundamentals' - let me explain.
Fundamental analysis is said to be the investigation of both macro and micro-economic conditions and how they affect a particular market or company.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered, among other stocks reporting.