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Wednesday 05 June 2013
THE UK’S top share index recovered from a four-week low yesterday, bouncing up from technical support levels and cheered by expectations that Federal Reserve stimulus may remain in place for a while longer.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
US stocks ended lower yesterday, resuming their recent decline as investors sold growth-oriented sectors on speculation the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of its economic stimulus.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
They could be an important component in your broader portfolio
Wednesday 05 June 2013
EQUITY markets around the globe seem to be in the middle of a correction, as investors begin to fear that the inevitable removal of central bank stimulus might come sooner rather than later.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark share index, which hit near 13-year highs in May, fell to a one-month low yesterday as a global equity pullback deepened over signs of weakness in the world economy.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
US stocks rose yesterday as weaker-than-expected factory activity supported views the Federal Reserve will keep economic stimulus in place, while gains at Merck lifted drug companies.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Fears abound of a patchy recovery
Tuesday 04 June 2013
IHAVE just come back from Vienna where “es regnet Katzen und Hunde” for the entire 36 hours I was there. It made London seem positively balmy by comparison.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long euro-dollar through Thursday, long dollar (pending) Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Tom Welsh talks with Zoe Fiddes about the principles underpinning technical analysis What is technical analysis, and how should traders approach it?
Tuesday 04 June 2013
How did you get involved in trading, and when did you become interested in technical analysis?
Monday 03 June 2013
PURCHASING manager’s surveys out this week are set to point to healthy UK economic growth, with improvements expected in the service, construction and manufacturing sectors.
Monday 03 June 2013
STANDING conventional stock market wisdom on its head, investors may wish for weaker-than-expected employment numbers on Friday.
Friday 31 May 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index edged up from two-week lows yesterday, with some investors seeing value in previously laggard miners, but low volumes and the small scale of the rise signalled caution.
Friday 31 May 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, rebounding from the previous session’s losses, as tepid economic data eased concerns the US Federal Reserve would begin to gradually scale back its policy of stimulating growth.
Thursday 30 May 2013
THE UK’S top shares fell yesterday as investors took profits after the previous session’s sharp gains on concern the US central bank might soon scale back its bond purchase programme that has bolstered equities.
Thursday 30 May 2013
US stocks fell yesterday as high-yielding dividend stocks lost some of their luster after recent gains in US Treasury bond yields.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark equity index rebounded back towards near 13-year highs yesterday, led by gains in heavyweight bank HSBC and pharmaceuticals group GlaxoSmithKline.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, with the Dow closing at yet another record high, in the wake of Wall Street’s first three-day losing streak of the year.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Low mortgage rates are helping purchasers get access to market
Wednesday 29 May 2013
FEW could have imagined we would be treated to the sort of headlines we’ve seen over the past few days.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
HOUSING and mortgage figures due out this week are expected to deliver good news for the economy, with evidence the home market is steadily picking up.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
THE stock market’s break in its recent rally last week left investors wondering if they’re seeing a turning point or just a blip in the upward path.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
BANKS have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with QE. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry’s best friend threatened to become foe.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short sterling-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Tom Welsh talks with Jannick Malling, founder of open access trading platform Tradable Q What is your background, and how did it contribute to co-founding your company Tradable in 2011?
Tuesday 28 May 2013
You’ll be discussing social media at City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference. What will you cover?
Friday 24 May 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 share index suffered its biggest one-day drop in a year yesterday, knocked off historic peaks by weak economic data and signs that the US Federal Reserve could soon taper its stimulus programme.
Friday 24 May 2013
US stocks slipped yesterday but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard’s shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus.
Thursday 23 May 2013
GROWTH sensitive sectors drove Britain’s top share index to fresh 13 year highs, receiving a boost after the top US central banker reaffirmed his commitment to continued stimulus.
Thursday 23 May 2013
US stocks fell yesterday with the S&P 500 posting its biggest decline in three weeks, after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve meeting showed some officials were open to tapering large-scale asset purchases as early as at the June meet
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The FTSE top share index closed within sight of its all-time high yesterday, lifted by mining stocks and positive corporate news from luxury retailer Burberry, among others.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, with the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials’ comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
As the global equities rally continues, there is plenty of time to capitalise on new investment opportunities
Wednesday 22 May 2013
EQUITY markets continue to go from strength to strength and, if the current uptrend remains intact, there’s an-ever increasing chance that the FTSE 100 will record a new all-time high very soon.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark equity index rose yesterday to its best closing level since late 2000, helped by rising bank stocks, and analysts said there was little holding it back from its all-time highs.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
US stocks ended slightly down yesterday, with indexes hovering near record levels as concerns about a correction cut earlier gains that had been prompted by news about a flurry of acquisitions.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Central bank stimulus is only part of the reason equity markets have continued their recent upward trend
Tuesday 21 May 2013
I WAS recently at a lunch with Garry Kasparov, the man who became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed long dollar-yen, and closed short Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Tom Welsh talks with IG’s chief market strategist David Jones about the recent stock market rally, why timing is everything, and what you can expect from City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference this June
Monday 20 May 2013
HOUSEHOLDS are in line for a bonus this week, with news that inflation is slowing because of recent falls in oil and commodity prices.
Monday 20 May 2013
WITH the broad S&P 500 Index gliding once again into uncharted territory and posting four straight weeks of gains, the talk of Wall Street’s rally inevitably hitting a ceiling is starting to get old.
Friday 17 May 2013
THE UK’S top share index snapped a 10-session winning streak yesterday, with weak US data taking some shine off and with technical charts pointing to an increasing risk of a correction.
Friday 17 May 2013
STOCKS fell yesterday, with the downturn accelerating late in the day after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus this summer.
Thursday 16 May 2013
SOLID corporate earnings helped push the UK’s top share index to a fresh five and a half year closing high yesterday, led by EasyJet after a robust update.
Thursday 16 May 2013
US stocks rose on yesterday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs in a broad market rally as the recent upward momentum persisted.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The UK’s top share index scaled fresh five and a half year highs yesterday, taking heart from a handful of upbeat earnings and with a bid for Severn Trent fanning expectations of more takeovers of utilities.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
US stocks rallied to fresh highs yesterday as investors picked up large-cap companies’ shares on the expectation that central bank stimulus will help propel the rally further.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
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