Top UK Economists Gloomy About 2019 Economic Growth (January 10, 2019)

An article in the Financial Times on 1 January 2019 has highlighted the Brexit opinions of some of the leading economists in the UK. All 80 top economists polled by the newspaper felt that 2019 UK business investment and consumer spending will be affected by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. These experts feel this will still […]

Jaguar Land Rover Reports Fall In Profits (November 22, 2018)

The U.K. car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported a £90 million pre-tax loss in profits with poor sales figures resulting in Q2 revenues falling to £5.6 billion, a drop of 10.9%. The recent poor sales figures and financial results have seen the car manufacturer commence a major £2.5 billion capital deployment, with the aim […]

New Cryptocurrency Wallet Goes Live At eToro (November 12, 2018)

eToro, the global investment firm, have released their own cryptocurrency wallet. It will allow traders to buy and sell a range of cryptocurrency, and also let them deposit or withdraw into fiat currency – or exchange cryptos. eToro describe the wallet as: A Multi-crypto on-chain wallet with multi-signature security The mobile app will be available […]

Amazon And Alphabet Results Worry Tech Investors (November 8, 2018)

Amazon shares dropped almost 9% in a single day at the end of October, the most they’ve plummeted in 4 years. This came after the tech giant downgraded it’s forecasts for the holiday season ahead and missed key targets in recent earnings reports. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, also saw a share decline of approximately 2% […]

The HODL Crypto Mantra (November 1, 2018)

The first time you read “HODL” when researching cryptocurrencies, it causes you to stop reading. “Is it a misspelling?” Well, Yes! – at least it was mistyped originally. Now HODL has spawned a life of its own. It has evolved to represent a long-term trading strategy and philosophy for crypto investors. With the launch of their latest campaign, eToro have […]

Ferguson And Tesco Post Results (October 24, 2018)

Ferguson and Tesco share earnings Ferguson Ferguson is widely expected to achieve growth in its full-year earnings of up to 14 percent, to $4.39, with revenues expected to be up by around 8 percent to nearly $21 billion. Strong momentum in the U.S. has driven the firm’s performance, despite the introduction of higher tariffs and […]

Stablecoin Doubts Boost Other Cryptos (October 18, 2018)

The price of Bitcoin has started to rise again, following a blip experienced during the week commencing 8 October. This was due, in part, to share prices on Wall Street dropping. Trading in the cryptocurrency started off at £4,743.47 ($6,232.67) on 15 October and ended the day at £4,968.83 ($6252.78). Analysis Of Price Action The price […]

Is Bitcoin About To Rise Again? (October 11, 2018)

Many online analysts feel Bitcoin is on the verge of skyrocketing in price in the near future. Spencer Bogart, a partner with venture capital provider Blockchain Capital, says Bitcoin is: “…close to bottoming. We’re down about 70 percent from our highs, so I think that bitcoin is close to bottoming and so is the rest […]

Leadeship Change To Spark Volatile Alibaba Trading? (October 4, 2018)

Alibaba announces a change in leadership After near twenty years as executive chairman of one of the world’s biggest internet companies, Jack Ma has announced that he will be stepping down from Alibaba in one year. Billion $ Business The Chinese e-commerce business was co-founded in 1999 and made Mr Ma, a former English teacher, […]

Google Respond To Record Fine (September 27, 2018)

Earlier this year, the European Commission fined internet giant Google with €4.3 billion for abusing its vast monopoly in mobile phone operating systems, namely Android. It concluded that Google “…used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine” in a landmark case resulting in a record fine, calculated from Google’s revenue […]

Online Revenue Boosts Walmart (September 12, 2018)

Online customers boost Walmart sales causing a 10% increase to share price US retailer Walmart announced on 16 August that online sales had increased by 40% in the past three months, causing a massive 10% hike to the share price prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Walmart is the current owner […]

eToro Announce Premier League Deal (August 30, 2018)

eToro kickstarts the Premier League with a historic sponsorship deal The famous social trading platform eToro has just announced a unique sponsorship deal with seven British Premier League teams. This list includes Tottenham Hotspur that currently occupy the fifth place in the rankings, as well as Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff, Crystal Palace […]

How Might China Sanctions Hit The US? (August 13, 2018)

What will Chinese sanctions do to the US economy? President Donald Trump’s war of words with the Chinese shows little sign of abating at the moment. Mr Trump has stepped up pressure on the world’s second-biggest economy by announcing another $16 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese-made goods that are imported into the United States. […]

Bitcoin Volatility Continues To Provide Opportunity (July 24, 2018)

Bitcoin crashed to a new 2018 low of less than £4,531 ($6,000) on 24 June, far below its $20,000 peak of December 2017. About The Crash Very much of this downward trend for Bitcoin reflects wider investor concerns about cryptocurrency. It has been the subject of a lot of negative news in recent months, including […]

Bank Of England Warn On Global Markets (July 17, 2018)

In a report issued in late June, the Bank of England warned that real, material risks in world markets are increasing. In some recent blog entries, we’ve talked about how stocks and shares connected with specific nations and market sectors could lose value due to trade war tariffs and policies. You might therefore think that […]

Historic Trump Kim Meeting Does Little To Boost Markets (June 25, 2018)

FTSE 100 remains subdued in wake of US/North Korea meeting As experienced traders know, political uncertainty can have a significant, adverse effect on financial markets and the indices that track them. Therefore, it’s not surprising that tensions between the US and North Korea have kept many indices subdued over the past few months, including the […]

Lower Prices For Oil? (June 18, 2018)

Oil production set to go up, prices expected to drop For a year and a half now Opec and oil-producing nations like Russia have doggedly stuck to the agreed oil supply cuts that were introduced at the end of 2016. Until now. Supply On The Up News has emerged that Russia and Saudi Arabia are […]

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