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Monday 15 April 2013
THE S&P 500 stock index’s stunning run since the start of the year has made many bullish analysts look conservative.
Friday 12 April 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rose for the fourth consecutive day yesterday, helped by a surge in retailer Marks & Spencer and financial stocks as well as by strong data on the US economy.
Friday 12 April 2013
US STOCKS rose for a fourth straight day yesterday, sending the Dow and the S&P 500 to new closing highs as positive data on the labour market and an encouraging retail outlook eased recent concerns about the economy.
FTSE
Thursday 11 April 2013
THE FTSE 100 rose for the third consecutive session yesterday, as a surge in US stock markets and robust Chinese data buoyed sentiment and boosted bank and mining stocks.
Thursday 11 April 2013
US stocks climbed one per cent yesterday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at historic highs as cyclical shares led the way higher for a second straight day.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
THE FTSE 100 rose yesterday, led by miners on hopes for an improved outlook for demand, although investors were wary that the first-quarter earnings season might not be enough to spur further market gains.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
US STOCKS advanced yesterday, with the Dow closing at a record high on a rally in cyclical shares and as earnings season started to heat up.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Specialist investments are accessible, and they are no longer the preserve of sophisticated investors
Wednesday 10 April 2013
WHETHER we like it or not, there seems to be no end to the all-consuming troubles facing the Eurozone.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
BRITAIN’S blue-chip index halted a three-day slide yesterday as buyers moved to take advantage of beaten-down prices to place bets on possible takeover targets and pile into more defensive shares.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
US stocks ended a volatile session higher yesterday as investors looked ahead to an earnings season expected to show modest growth despite concerns over the economy’s health.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Cnbc comment AS WITH many famous quotes, it was Mark Twain who coined the phrase: “Denial, it ain’t just a river in Egypt”. And denial abounds as we seek an exit from our current economic malaise.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Short yen Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: 2 days to 10 weeks
Tuesday 09 April 2013
And a weaker pound isn’t helping to realign the UK economy
Monday 08 April 2013
RETAIL results will be under the microscope this week as a host of big name high street stores deliver market updates.
Monday 08 April 2013
THE STOCK market’s robust rally was slowing even before Friday’s jobs report, but the red flag sent up by the weak payrolls data makes the path to more gains less secure.
Friday 05 April 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark share index fell for a second session in a row yesterday, hitting a one-month low on weak US data and the absence of fresh stimulus measures from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Friday 05 April 2013
US STOCKS ended slightly higher yesterday after the Bank of Japan announced aggressive, market-lifting policies to jump-start its economy, but weak US jobs data capped gains.
Thursday 04 April 2013
LONDON REPORT BRITAIN’S top share index ended lower yesterday, with poor US data reigniting concerns about the pace of recovery in the world’s biggest economy and hurting growth-linked sectors such as mining and banking.
Thursday 04 April 2013
NEW YORK REPORT US STOCKS fell yesterday, with the S&P 500 index posting its biggest daily decline in more than a month, after a weaker-than-expected survey of private employers raised concerns about the strength of the economy.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
THE UK’S top shares closed sharply higher yesterday as a return of M&A fervour, after heavyweight Vodafone was reported to be the subject of a multi-million pound breakup bid, helped propel shares back towards 2013 highs.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
US stocks rose yesterday, led by the healthcare sector after a government decision on payment rates, while factory orders data confirmed the economy is steadily improving.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Investors have until the end of the week
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Investment trusts have big advantages but they can not do all the hard work
Wednesday 03 April 2013
CAPITAL COMMENT
Tuesday 02 April 2013
LONDON WEEK AHEAD AFTER the long Easter weekend the UK corporate reporting calendar is looking fairly quiet this week, with Babcock kicking things off with a pre-close trading update tomorrow.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
US stocks fell yesterday in one of the lightest volume days of the year, pulling back after the S&P 500’s record closing high last week and weaker-than-expected US manufacturing data.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
CNBC COMMENT WITH Beijing’s notoriously cold winter behind us, those living in the Chinese capital are looking forward to warm weather and perhaps a wind of change in the second quarter.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Stay long sterling-dollar Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: 2 days to 10 weeks
Thursday 28 March 2013
LONDON REPORT BRITAIN’S top shares closed lower in a choppy session yesterday, with Cypriot banks due to reopen today and fears growing that the Eurozone is slipping back into crisis.
Thursday 28 March 2013
NEW YORK REPORT US stocks rebounded from early declines to close little changed yesterday, but investors were still worried about the chance of a run on Cypriot banks and its possible implications for other Eurozone lenders.
FTSE
Wednesday 27 March 2013
LONDON REPORT THE UK’s top share index rose yesterday, as traders latched on to encouraging data from the United States while awaiting further news about the wider implications of a Cyprus bailout.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
NEW YORK REPORT
Act now to protect your hard-earned cash from taxation
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Investors need to use their allowance now
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Investors must make tough decisions about asset allocations, and how they will buy their investments
Wednesday 27 March 2013
THE debate between picking actively-managed funds, where investment managers aim to outperform an index, and passive funds, which track the performance of an asset or an index, rages on.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
CAPITAL COMMENT
Don’t forget your children have Is a allowances of their own
Wednesday 27 March 2013
But be aware that they gain control at 18
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Maximising your annual allowance can enable you to generate significant returns
FTSE
Tuesday 26 March 2013
LONDON REPORT The FTSE 100 finished lower yesterday, giving up initial sharp gains on news of a last-minute Cyprus bailout as investors fretted about the deal’s implications for the rest of Europe and for its banking sector.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
NEW YORK REPORT US STOCKS fell yesterday on renewed concerns about the developments in Cyprus and the Eurozone, which wiped away earlier gains that drove the S&P 500 index to less than a point away from its record close.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
The agreement is the latest example of a fudged Eurozone deal
Tuesday 26 March 2013
ALTHOUGH shares in TUI Travel are sitting around 52-week highs, it has not been plain sailing for the travel firm. Its flagship launch of the Boeing 787 aircraft has been delayed.
Italy’s Pier Luigi Bersani’s struggles to form a government will form the new euro focus
Tuesday 26 March 2013
CNBC COMMENT
Tuesday 26 March 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short euro-sterling and euro-dollar, long goldExpertise: Fundamental and technical analysis
Monday 25 March 2013
LONDON REPORT ALL eyes will be on the Eurozone this week with political negotiations in Cyprus presenting a furtive backdrop for the release of key EU economic sentiment indicators on Wednesday.
Monday 25 March 2013
THE WEEK AHEAD US stocks could break through to all-time closing highs this week – provided a resolution to the fiscal woes of Cyprus satisfies investors.
FTSE
Friday 22 March 2013
LONDON REPORT THE FTSE 100 fell for a fifth day yesterday, retreating further from five-year highs and posting their longest downturn in 10 months as lack of resolution on a rescue for Cyprus rattled markets.
Friday 22 March 2013
NEW YORK REPORT US stocks fell yesterday as Oracle’s revenue fell far short of expectations and worries intensified about the effect of Cyprus’ troubles on the Eurozone.
Thursday 21 March 2013
LONDON REPORT THE FTSE 100 fell yesterday, weighed down by mining stocks, with traders citing some anxiety ahead of the outcome of a US central bank meeting.

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