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Wednesday 21 August 2013
But the region could offer good returns
Wednesday 21 August 2013
EVER since Mario Draghi promised to do “whatever it takes” to save the Eurozone, investor sentiment towards the region has improved slightly.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
GOLD kicked off 2013 trading just below $1,700 per troy ounce, only to see central banks and investors push its market value down to around $1,180 in late June.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen, short euro-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 14 August 2013
THE BANK of England’s decision to link interest rates to unemployment was widely expected. Accordingly, interest rates could remain at all-time lows until at least the middle of 2016. So what does this mean for investors?
Wednesday 14 August 2013
LAST week, the Bank of England pledged to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent at least until unemployment falls below 7 per cent – a threshold it expects to be met in mid-2016.
Property prices in Salcombe have boomed
Tuesday 13 August 2013
HOW many UK seaside resorts claim to be “Chelsea-on-Sea”? There are at least a dozen in Cornwall and Devon alone.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 07 August 2013
AT THE beginning of this week, the government removed an unpopular restriction on Individual Savings Accounts (Isas).
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Saving early can help parents prepare for the pitter patter of tiny feet, says Liam Ward-Proud
Tuesday 06 August 2013
THERE was little of significance from the Bank of England’s meeting last week, except for a small statement guiding us towards this week’s inflation report.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed (half) short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 30 July 2013
MANAGING God’s money would test the patience of Job. The archbishop of Canterbury discovered this last week when his attempt to take on payday lender Wonga exposed the Church of England to accusations of hypocrisy.
Tuesday 30 July 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed long Aussie-yen. Short Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Make sure you maximise tax-free saving for your newest addition
Wednesday 24 July 2013
HAVE you reached that point in life where your outgoings are still more than incomings, and you need to grow up a little? Join the club.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL fees have risen by an average of 3.9 per cent in the past year according to research by the Independent Schools Council. While this is the lowest annual rise since 1994, paying for your children’s education remains costly.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
IT HAS been impossible to tune out the din from the Fed on tapering, with the exit from QE dominating sentiment. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Eurozone crisis has disappeared.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
DailyFX CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long Aussie dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Monday 22 July 2013
THE UK economy is showing improving health, according to statistics out this week that are expected to reveal growth throughout the second quarter.
Monday 22 July 2013
WALL Street is experiencing its best month since January and looks poised to extend the rally with a deluge of earnings this week, though significant gains may be harder to come by with major indexes at record highs.
Friday 19 July 2013
UK EQUITIES rallied firmly into the close yesterday as bullish economic data both here and in the US calmed fears that the global economy may not be ready for a wind down in stimulus.
Friday 19 July 2013
THE DOW Jones and the S&P 500 closed at record highs yesterday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments further reassured markets.
Thursday 18 July 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 rose yesterday, with miners cheered by a string of solid output numbers from the likes of BHP Billiton, and with the US Federal Reserve reassuring that stimulus will only be cut if the economy is strong.
Thursday 18 July 2013
US stocks ended modestly higher yesterday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down the organisation’s stimulus programme was not set in stone.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
MINING heavyweight Rio Tinto helped limit a slide in Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index yesterday with a production update that assuaged some concern about Chinese demand.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
THE S&P 500 snapped its eight-day winning streak yesterday after disappointing sales from Coca-Cola, while investors turned cautious on the day before the Federal Reserve chairman’s congressional testimony.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Don’t get caught out by insufficient policies and rising premiums
Wednesday 17 July 2013
ONE Chinese economist suggested on Monday that five straight quarters of growth at less than 8 per cent was “a clear sign of financial distress.” I would dare him to say the same to the Spanish Prime Minister.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
THE PROLIFERATION of credit, debit, and prepaid currency card deals means changing holiday money is no longer a matter of simply comparing rates along the high street.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
BRITAIN’S blue-chip stock index recorded a six-week closing high yesterday, with banks leading the advance after strong results from US bank Citigroup improved investors’ outlook on the financial sector.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
CITIGROUP’S solid earnings helped the S&P 500 end higher yesterday for an eighth straight day, the longest such streak since mid-January, though weak retail sales curbed the advance.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Liam Ward-Proud asks six leading trading firms about the services they offer to both novice and expert traders
Tuesday 16 July 2013
AFTER the latest Federal Open Mark Committee minutes, and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s reiteration that easy monetary policy “is needed for the foreseeable future,” we remain in an environment favourable to equities.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
DailyFX CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long Australian dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Monday 15 July 2013
BANK of England governor Mark Carney is expected to face his first major economic hurdle this week with inflation likely to have reached a 14-month high.
Monday 15 July 2013
THIS week marks the first big week of second-quarter earnings, and it is sure to bring both joy and misery to Wall Street.
Friday 12 July 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index hit a five-week closing high yesterday, bolstered by mining stocks, after the US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled a commitment to monetary stimulus for the foreseeable future.
Friday 12 July 2013
THE S&P 500 index and the Dow industrials closed last night at record highs, a day after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will keep a loose monetary policy for some time to lower the unemployment rate.
Thursday 11 July 2013
THE TOP share index ended slightly weaker yesterday, led lower by miners as disappointing Chinese trade data raised fresh concerns about the pace of growth in the world's biggest metals-consuming country.
Thursday 11 July 2013
THE Dow slipped and the S&P 500 edged up less than a point yesterday, interrupting a four-day rally, with investors trying to gauge when the Federal Reserve may scale back on its economic stimulus.
FTSE
Wednesday 10 July 2013
The UK’S blue chip share index rose to one-month highs yesterday, backed by a fresh batch of strong domestic data and with heavyweight mining stocks cheered by forecast-beating results from US peer Alcoa.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
US STOCKS rose for the fourth session in a row yesterday as investors bet that companies will be able to surpass the low bar set for earnings season, leaving room for better-than-expected results that could drive the rally further.
Experts recommend a review every six to 12 months
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Checking your investments can help avoid shocks down the line
Wednesday 10 July 2013
MARKETS have been acting very strangely recently – a bit like the British weather – and have proven difficult to call.
FTSE
Tuesday 09 July 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rallied in thin volume yesterday as speculation about the divestment of the government’s stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group lured buyers into UK lenders.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
US STOCKS advanced yesterday heading into the start of earnings season, building on gains sparked by last week’s robust employment report and pushing the S&P 500 closer to May’s all-time high.
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Carney and Draghi may struggle to diminish the market impact of Fed hawkishness, writes Liam Ward-Proud
The British Lions have a healthier attitude to risk taking than most market professionals
Tuesday 09 July 2013
IT MAY be Tuesday, but a lot of us are still recovering from a momentous weekend for British sport.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
DailyFX QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Buying US dollar dips Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: 2 to 10 weeks

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