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FTSE
Monday 01 July 2013
WITH US markets closed on Thursday, the spotlight will shine even brighter on new Bank of England governor Mark Carney as he hosts his first Monetary Policy Committee rate setting meeting.
Monday 01 July 2013
PANIC selling on fears of an early exit of the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.
FTSE
Friday 28 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rose yesterday after several US central bankers offered reassuring comments about their stimulus programme, helping the market further off six-month lows.
Friday 28 June 2013
US STOCKS climbed for a third straight day yesterday after comments from several Federal Reserve officials soothed concerns that the central bank would begin to reduce its stimulus efforts in the near future.
FTSE
Thursday 27 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index finished higher for a second straight session yesterday, with soothing comments from central banks reassuring investors that the accommodative monetary policies would stay longer.
Thursday 27 June 2013
US stocks climbed for a second straight day yesterday as a downward revision in the growth rate of gross domestic product soothed investors’ concerns that the Federal Reserve would begin to withdraw its stimulus in the near future.
FTSE
Wednesday 26 June 2013
THE UK’S benchmark share index rebounded yesterday from five and a half month lows, with cruise ship group Carnival leading the gainers, after steps by China to reassure markets over its money supply lifted sentiment.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
U S STOCKS rose by the most in nearly two weeks yesterday, after data showed business investment and the housing recovery continued apace, reassuring investors worried about the Fed’s plans to reduce its massive monetary stimulus.
Average London House Prices April 2008-2013
Wednesday 26 June 2013
EVERYONE wants to own a property in London. Over the last 12 months, prices have increased by 8 per cent, and since 2009, prices have increased by 57 per cent. Has everyone forgotten the property bubble of the late 1980s?
Wednesday 26 June 2013
IT’S been quite a rollercoaster in the financial markets over the past few weeks, with everything from indices and equities through to commodities and bond markets all experiencing significant moves.
FTSE
Tuesday 25 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index fell to a five and a half month low yesterday, as investors rotated out of growth sensitive stocks as concerns built over growth and liquidity in China.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
US stocks fell more than one per cent yesterday, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.
Traders, investment specialists and market experts mingle at the end-of-day champagne reception, sponsored by FXCM
Tuesday 25 June 2013
From the basics of forex to advanced technical analysis, experts meet to discuss market prospects for 2013 and beyond
The US Federal Reserve has hinted it may reduce quantitative easing
Tuesday 25 June 2013
TAPERING is not tightening, slowing is not reversing, and adding artificial sweetener to your coffee is not the same as a dollop of sugar.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short euro-yen and dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
FTSE
Monday 24 June 2013
GEORGE Osborne’s plans to cut £11.5bn from Whitehall budgets for 2015-16 will be headline news this week.
Monday 24 June 2013
BARGAIN hunters beware. Wall Street’s two per cent weekly fall may not be the buying opportunity for stocks that it might seem.
FTSE 21 June
Friday 21 June 2013
B RITAIN’S top shares slid to five-month lows yesterday, led by miners after the US Federal Reserve said it planned to slow its stimulus programme later this year and Chinese data suggested growth there was waning.
Friday 21 June 2013
US stocks fell more than two per cent yesterday, extending the previous day’s sharp decline as investors fretted over the Federal Reserve’s plan to begin reducing its stimulus later this year if the economy strengthens.
FTSE 20 June
Thursday 20 June 2013
THE FTSE 100 closed slightly lower yesterday as investors awaited clarity from the US Federal Reserve over the future of its monetary stimulus programme.
Thursday 20 June 2013
US stocks fell more than 1 per cent yesterday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would start to reduce its stimulus measures later this year if the economy is strong enough.
Thursday 20 June 2013
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FTSE 19 June
Wednesday 19 June 2013
THE FTSE blue chip index rose yesterday, as traders bought up beaten-down financial heavyweights in a cautious session ahead of a policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
US STOCKS advanced for a second straight day yesterday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would temper statements which were interpreted to mean a sooner-than-expected winding down of stimulus efforts.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
THE past few days have seen global stock indices looking like they’ve found a fair value, as they consolidate following some volatile trading sessions. But there are other big questions on investors’ minds.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index gained yesterday, with some investors seeing value in the market after a four-week sell-off, and with stronger US housing data boosting sentiment on construction and engineering stocks.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
US stocks rose yesterday but ended well off their highs as investors speculated over the Federal Reserve’s intentions about its massive stimulus programme to aid the economy before a meeting of policymakers that begins today.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
But speculation that stimulus withdrawal would hugely damage stock prices may be somewhat overplayed, says Liam Ward-Proud
Tuesday 18 June 2013
But there have also been some interesting moves in the Gulf States
Tuesday 18 June 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stay short dollar-yen, stay long Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Annabel Palmer asks Richard Farleigh what to expect from this year’s City A.M. Active Trader
Monday 17 June 2013
JUST FOUR DAYS TO GO OANDA’s Paul Hayward tells Tom Welsh what to expect from City A.M.’s trading conference Q How did you get involved in trading?
FTSE
Monday 17 June 2013
ALL eyes will be on chancellor George Osborne at Wednesday’s Mansion House speeches as the City waits to hear his plans for selling the UK’s shares in state-backed Lloyds and RBS.
Monday 17 June 2013
STOCK investors eager to hear from the Federal Reserve about its plans for continuing economic stimulus may get some soothing words from the US central bank this week.
Friday 14 June 2013
BRITISH shares edged higher yesterday, recovering from steep early losses after holding at a key technical level and seeing a recovery in the downtrodden mining sector.
Friday 14 June 2013
US stocks rallied yesterday after three days of losses as stronger-than-expected economic data helped reassure investors concerned about the expected winding down of the Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus.
FTSE
Thursday 13 June 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 slipped towards seven-week lows yesterday, with Severn Trent sinking after a bidder walked away, and with broad sentiment on the market soured by renewed about bailed-out Greece.
Thursday 13 June 2013
US stocks fell yesterday, with the Dow sliding more than 100 points on another volatile day as traders extended a selloff driven by concern about central banks winding down their stimulus measures.
Thursday 13 June 2013
JUST EIGHT DAYS TO GO Lex van Dam on FX Market Trends
FTSE
Wednesday 12 June 2013
THE FTSE 100 fell through technical support levels yesterday on concerns that central banks could soon scale back the stimulus that has helped the equity market to approach all-time highs.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
US stocks slid in a volatile session yesterday after Japan’s central bank disappointed equity markets by holding its monetary policy steady.
The highest returns this year have been on Japanese equities
Wednesday 12 June 2013
The right funds will help ride out ups and downs
Wednesday 12 June 2013
MARK Carney finally enters his new office at the Bank of England next month, when he takes the reins from Sir Mervyn King after his decade at the helm. King’s last meeting a week ago was rather a non-event, as policy remained unchanged.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark share index edged lower yesterday, with weakness in miners on the back of soft Chinese data only partly offset by demand for healthcare and travel shares cheapened by a recent sell-off.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
US stocks ended little changed yesterday, pausing after the previous session’s strong gains and getting only a brief boost when the United States’ credit outlook was revised to stable from negative.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reveal specifics on Friday this week, says Liam Ward-Proud
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Investors can still expect a period of low interest rates and treasury yields
Tuesday 11 June 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short dollar-yen, long Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 11 June 2013
City Index’s chief global strategist Ashraf Laidi explains how to trade Fed QE expectations
Tuesday 11 June 2013
How did you first become involved in forex and what are your particular areas of interest?

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