Wealth Management

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Tuesday 07 May 2013
Slowing GDP growth isn’t eroding unusual stock market confidence
Tuesday 07 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen, short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Friday 03 May 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 posted its highest close in a month yesterday, supported by the European Central Bank (ECB) delivering some widely expected stimulus and by reassuring earnings numbers from the energy sector.
Friday 03 May 2013
US stocks closed about 1 per cent higher yesterday, led by tech shares, after weekly jobless claims figures pointed to improving labour market conditions a day before the closely watched monthly payroll report.
Thursday 02 May 2013
THE FTSE 100 ended higher in thin trade yesterday as heavily weighted bank shares rose on hopes of monetary easing in Europe, although it pared gains after weaker-than-expected US data.
Thursday 02 May 2013
WALL street stocks fell sharply yesterday as the latest economic data continued a trend of indicators pointing to anemic growth while bellwether companies disappointed on revenue.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
THE UK’S leading share index fell yesterday after weaker-than-expected US data hit growth-sensitive stocks, managing nevertheless to score its longest run of monthly gains.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
US STOCKS rose moderately yesterday, with the S&P 500 ending at another all-time closing high on a jump in Apple and upbeat economic data.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The market could be a wise investment but is not without its risks
Wednesday 01 May 2013
BANKER bashing has been a popular pastime since the financial crisis. But even before the credit crunch hit in 2007, there was a feeling that the good times couldn’t last forever.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
MINING and energy stocks led Britain’s top share index higher yesterday after inflation data from Europe and the United States heightened expectations of more action from central banks to stimulate the economy.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
THE S&P 500 index ended at an all-time high yesterday as growth-oriented stocks, including energy and technology, lead the way to the index’s sixth rise in the past seven sessions.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Tom Welsh talks with Saxo Bank’s chief executive Lars Christensen about the Cyprus bailout, and why anti-euro parties are only just beginning to thrive
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Why the statistics on the old investment adage tell a wider story
Tuesday 30 April 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short Aussie-dollar, sterling-dollar, and long dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Annabel Palmer talks with founder of online trading community eToro about how social media is changing the way people trade, and what to expect from City A.M.’s 2013 Active Trader Conference
Monday 29 April 2013
LLOYDS Banking Group is primed to announce its first quarter figures tomorrow, with investors hoping for a profit amid talk the bank will also re-introduce a dividend.
Monday 29 April 2013
WITH signs of a slower economy mounting, the near-term outlook for US stocks isn’t rosy, but investors may find comfort this week from the world’s major central banks.
Friday 26 April 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 rose yesterday, building on a recent robust advance as stronger miners eclipsed downbeat corporate earnings news, with some technical analysts putting the index’s 2007 high in the crosshairs.
Friday 26 April 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, buoyed by gains in shares of materials companies, including iron ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources, and a drop in weekly jobless claims.
Thursday 25 April 2013
THE UK’S top share index hit three-week highs yesterday, with weak German data bolstering expectations of an interest rate cut in the Eurozone and sending investors into equities in search of better returns.
Thursday 25 April 2013
THE S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended flat yesterday with Boeing’s five-year high among the day's highlights, but weakness in Procter & Gamble and AT&T kept the Dow in negative territory.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
THE FTSE 100 index jumped two per cent yesterday on strong earnings reports and after weak German data fuelled expectations for a rate cut in the Eurozone, the UK’s main export market.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
US stocks climbed yesterday in a broad rally, recovering from sharp declines sparked by a “bogus” Associated Press tweet about explosions at the White House.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Consolidation and diversification will appeal to many investors, but be sure to weigh up the pros and cons
Wednesday 24 April 2013
IT’S crunch time for the UK economy tomorrow, as the first reading of GDP data for the first quarter of 2013 is announced.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
BRITAIN’s benchmark equity index closed lower yesterday, erasing initial gains after US construction equipment group Caterpillar cut its forecast, hitting British engineering stocks.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
US stocks climbed yesterday as last week’s sharp losses brought buyers back to the market and shares of Microsoft jumped after an activist investor took a stake in the company.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
These derivative products offer the potential for high returns but investors should tread carefully
Tuesday 23 April 2013
OVER the past week, I’ve seen two sides to the commodities sector. In the central business district of Perth, Australia, there is little evidence that the boom is ending.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short Aussie-dollar, sterling-dollar, looking to buy dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Yogesh Chandarana talks to foreign exchange expert Kathleen Brooks, who will be leading an event at City A.M.’s 2013 Active Trader Conference
Monday 22 April 2013
ECONOMISTS are waiting with bated breath to hear whether or not the UK avoided a triple dip recession – another two consecutive periods of contraction.
Monday 22 April 2013
APPLE may have lost nearly half of its value since its peak in September, but it's still the talk of the town. Only this time, it’s all about how low can it go?
Friday 19 April 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark FTSE 100 share index steadied near 10-week lows yesterday, retracing strong early gains as financials sold off in afternoon trade, while heavyweight defensive stocks provided underlying support.
Friday 19 April 2013
US STOCKS fell yesterday and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level after disappointing forecasts from eBay and other firms, casting doubt on the market’s recent strength.
Thursday 18 April 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index slipped to a 10-week closing low yesterday, pulled down by resource stocks on mounting concerns that global growth could weaken, hurting demand for commodities.
Thursday 18 April 2013
US stocks fell in a broad market selloff yesterday, led by a sharp fall in Apple shares on worries about slowing demand for its products and weaker-than-expected results from Bank of America that battered the financial sector.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index extended losses into a third session yesterday, after poor German confidence data provided a reminder of a dour growth outlook, while the beaten down mining sector rebounded.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
US stocks jumped more than one per cent yesterday, a day after their worst decline since November, as gold prices rebounded and earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson improved the outlook for first-quarter results.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Low rates and higher lending volumes are great, but also keep an eye on costly arrangement fees
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Annabel Palmer on the initiatives that could help you take the next step
Wednesday 17 April 2013
AS IS so often the case with financial markets, when a bout of hysteria hits them, a really panic-driven move can set in motion a mass sell-off that doesn’t only affect equities, but almost every other risk asset that’s out there.
FTSE
Tuesday 16 April 2013
COMMODITY-RELATED stocks led Britain’s top share index lower yesterday following the release of disappointing data from China, the world’s largest consumer of metals, and a continued sell-off of gold and silver.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
US stocks posted their worst day since 7 November yesterday as big declines in the price of gold, oil and other commodities fed a broad selloff in equities.
Spot gold price
Tuesday 16 April 2013
The yellow metal is losing its shine
The prospect of a currency war looms over the markets
Tuesday 16 April 2013
IT’S strange when the prospect of money flows starts supporting confidence, rather than actual money flows.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Tentative long euro-dollar, looking to buy dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Lex van Dam
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Yogesh Chandarana talks with hedge fund manager and trading guru Lex van Dam about competing with computer algorithms, and what to expect from CityA.M.’s 2013 Active Trader Conference
FTSE
Monday 15 April 2013
CONSUMER inflation continues to surge, with figures released tomorrow predicted to show it reaching an 11-month high of three per cent.

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