IT’S A new year, and I received the most important present just before Christmas. In 2014, I will never again have to ask whether the US Federal Reserve will start tapering its asset purchase programme.
IRELAND has completed a remarkable comeback and has become the first of the European bailout countries to exit the programme. It’s an amazing achievement given everything that has been thrown at Eire. Genuinely well done!
IT’S BEEN a turbulent year at the top of the fund management industry. In addition to the departure of Neil Woodford from Invesco Perpetual next April, flagship funds at Fidelity, Schroders, Jupiter and M&G have all seen changes of personnel.
IN THIS final column, I outline some common pitfalls for new traders. Trading forex is not a get-rich-quick scheme: there is a steep learning curve to understanding the markets and the factors that influence exchange rates.
FOREX trading – like any trading – is not without risk, so education and a sound risk management strategy are key to achieving any level of success. Learning to manage your positions, and to understand leverage and margins, is critical.
CHEER has returned to London’s initial public offering (IPO) market. By the end of October, over $24bn (£14.8bn) had been raised in European IPOs in 2013, more than double the corresponding amount at the same point in 2012.
AFTER last week’s focus on technical analysis in forex – where I looked at how analysing charts and data trends can assist a trader’s performance – this week, I’ll consider another important element in trading forex: fundamental analysis.
My pick: Stopped flat on euro-dollar and Aussie-dollar, long sterling-yen
Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis
Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few days
IN AN eye-catching achievement for a company that has never made a profit, Twitter’s share stampede last week sent the value of the social networking platform to $24bn (£15.12bn) on its stock market debut, although its shares have since dropped ba
WITH Christmas just around the corner (according to one retail analyst, seasonal merchandise has been on the shelves since early August – a new record), markets are now focusing on the final quarter of the year.
EUROPE’S banks are facing one of their most difficult periods since the credit crisis began. Tomorrow the European Central Bank (ECB), is expected to outline the criteria for its Asset Quality Review (AQR).