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 […]

Tesla – Flop Or Goldmine? (June 8, 2018)

Tesla is a company that is always in the news for one reason or another, but mainly due to its owner Elon Musk who is more than happy to challenge the media and anyone who doubts the cars that Tesla produce. Elon Musk He also has the flair for the extraordinary. When one of his […]

China Moves Into Global Stock Spotlight (June 1, 2018)

At the beginning of June, MSCI INC. will add over 200 Chinese companies to equity gauges that help to direct the investment of around 12 trillion dollars. Set to be published in May, this selection of shares will add a number of options for funds looking for new and untapped investment opportunities. This move is […]

Debenhams Eyeing Turnaround (May 27, 2018)

Debenhams enjoys its best day of trading in two years Debenhams has been given some great news in a challenging retail market, with the announcement that it had its best surge in intraday sales for nearly two years this week. The news follows the announcement that House of Fraser, one of its main high-street rivals, […]

UK Retailers Suffer Bad Start To Spring (May 22, 2018)

UK high street suffers a blow in April The latest official figures show that Britain’s retailers experienced the sharpest drop in sales for over 20 years last month. The downward pressure was as a result of poor weather conditions, the timing of the Easter break and ongoing pressures with household finances. As a result, customer […]

UK Interest Rate Postponed Beyond 2018? (May 17, 2018)

UK interest rates may not rise in May 2018. High Street Squeeze The expectation that the Bank of England will raise UK interest rates in Spring may be incorrect according to indications from Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England. Mr Carney said: “I don’t want to get too focused on the precise timing – it […]

Sainsbury’s Gains 20% om ASDA Merger News (May 8, 2018)

Sainsbury’s shares rise over 20% on news of merger with Asda Shares in food retailer Sainsbury’s rose by over 20% to 324p following news of a planned merger with Walmart-owned Asda. The planned merger between the supermarket chains will see the group hold 30% of the UK grocery sales’ market and overtake Tesco to become […]

Right Time To Buy Facebook? (April 30, 2018)

Leading asset manager says time is right to buy Facebook stock Carol Pepper, the chief executive of New York asset management firm Pepper International, has advised traders to buy Facebook stock while it’s low. Public Pressure Facebook has been under heavy public, political and financial pressure, as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which […]

What Does Syria Stand-Off Mean For Markets? (April 24, 2018)

What will the Syria attack mean for the asset markets? The US and its allies launched precision strikes against the Syrian government following the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The attack was well-trailed, meaning that the markets have already priced in the action. Nevertheless, any long-term escalation could have a bigger impact on stock […]

Tariff Retaliation Hits Dow Jones (April 19, 2018)

Dow Jones industrial average falls on news of China retaliation in tariff row with US China recently announced that it will be imposing new trade tariffs on 106 US products, increasing tensions between the two countries and further raising the spectre of a trade war between two of the largest economies on the planet. $50 […]

Facebook Issues Hitting Broader Tech Sector (April 12, 2018)

What do the Facebook revelations mean for tech stocks? It’s not been a good few weeks for Facebook. The recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook user data wiped billions off the company’s value in a single day. The scandal could hold consequences both for Facebook and for the way that much of the […]

Litecoin Under Pressure (April 5, 2018)

Crypto struggles between Twitter ban and blocking of LitePay. The value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has decreased of late, amidst the news that Twitter is banning all ads on cryptocurrency and that Litepay has stopped working. Bitcoins’ value has not managed to recover early year losses. The currency has not been able to rise back […]

Merril Lynch Downgrade Facebook Amid Data Storm (March 30, 2018)

Facebook’s price targets slashed by Bank Of America Merrill Lynch In another blow to Facebook’s stock market value following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has slashed their price target on Facebook shares from $230 to $165. The social media giant has already seen $45 billion wiped off their stock value this […]

UK High Street Stores See Share Price Crash (March 27, 2018)

Nosedive for shares in Carpetright and Mothercare as high street trading worries loom. Fears surrounding the futures of Carpetright and Mothercare have caused shares to plunge. There was a 14% slump in Carpetright after a report suggesting it would have to close stores and cut jobs, and Mothercare fell almost 12% in the midst of […]

How will economic data impact Euro? (March 20, 2018)

Weakening data could spell trouble for the Euro. The Euro had a stellar start to 2018 climbing against a host of currencies including the dollar. On January 1 EUR/USD was trading at 1.200 before climbing to a high of 1.246 on Jan 31. This was on the back of strong economic data that caused traders […]

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