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Ideagen posts ninth year of growth

Ideagen posts ninth year of growth

By Master Investor

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Regulatory software firm Ideagen (LON:IDEA) posted its ninth consecutive year of positive results, with adjusted EBITDA and pre-tax profits both 40% ahead to £11 million and £9.7 million, respectively.

Talk Talk jumps on customer acquisitions

Talk Talk jumps on customer acquisitions

By Master Investor

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Shares in telecoms outfit Talk Talk (LON:TALK) jumped 9.99p to 119.89p (as at 11:15 BST) as it said revenue rose 4.1% to £382 million as the company added 80,000 net broadband customers. 

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Why the best forex trading strategies involve no spread brokers

Why the best forex trading strategies involve no spread brokers

By Master Investor

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Are you fascinated by the movement of currencies across the world and want to turn that interest into some serious profit? If so, forex trading could be the perfect business opportunity. Trading currencies against each other can be a great way to make quick returns, but it’s a risky sector to operate in. Currency values…

Where next for stock markets?

Where next for stock markets?

By David Jones

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Given what we have seen in stock markets in recent weeks, it was easy to pick the topic for this month’s charting article. Volatility has jumped, world markets fell heavily – is it the beginning of the end of the long trend upwards for shares? A recent history lesson Let’s go back to where this…

Economics & Markets

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Could Trump’s trade wars cause a global recession?
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Could Trump’s trade wars cause a global recession?

By Victor Hill

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The global trade wars initiated by Mr Trump come at precisely the moment the global economy is stalling. Victor Hill asks what are the chances they could precipitate a global recession?

Commodities

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Rising risks could make these 2 gold miners more appealing

Rising risks could make these 2 gold miners more appealing

By Robert Stephens, CFA

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The performance of global stock markets thus far in 2018 can best be described as ‘volatile’. The S&P 500, FTSE 100 and various other major indices have seen their price levels experience a rollercoaster ride in recent months. There are a number of reasons for this. Tensions in Syria have increased in recent days, while…

Funds & Investment Trusts

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The new fund that earns royalties from hit songs

The new fund that earns royalties from hit songs

By Nick Sudbury

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A new investment company has just floated on the LSE and is the first to provide exposure to music royalty and related income from a portfolio of different songs. The Hipgnosis Songs Fund is targeting annual NAV returns of 10% with a 5% prospective yield.

Brexit

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Brexit: We are all Ultras now…

Brexit: We are all Ultras now…

By Victor Hill

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The Brexit negotiations have entered a critical phase. Decisions made by both sides in the next three months will have long-term consequences. In a state of conflict, all sides become extreme. A modern English Civil War The classic schoolboy pseudo-history 1066 And All That asserted that, during the English Civil War, the Cavaliers were “Wrong…

The Customs Union or a Customs Union? Or just confusion?
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The Customs Union or a Customs Union? Or just confusion?

By Victor Hill

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The British political class is riven with dissent over what type of Brexit is most desirable. This is because, after two years of Brexit argy bargy, few Brits really understand the issues – and least of all in the Labour Party. A discourteous proposition Last week Monsieur Barnier, the EU Chief Negotiator, threw a document…