Economics & Markets

Profit Warnings = Market Warnings

Profit Warnings = Market Warnings

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You may not know that profit warnings have hit a 6-year high in the UK. Of course, some companies blame exchange rates, others low oil prices, but I think it’s something else. The list of companies is diverse and tends to imply a more structural problem. Balfour Beatty I mentioned the other week in a…

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 closed the day at 6,775.08, a decrease of 21.37 points. – The FTSE 250 fell by 9.46 points to 17,755.91. – The FTSE All Share declined 9.43 points to 3,690.58. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.08 points higher at 756.84. The German Bundestag has voted in favour of the…

Mario Draghi Explains The Greek Bailout

Mario Draghi Explains The Greek Bailout

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“It is excellent to have a giants strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant…” Somewhere in Yoorp… Interviewer: Mr Draghi… you’re a central banker. After promising to extend yet more emergency money to Greek banks, a Euro 7bln bridge loan to repay yourself next week, and a new Euro 86bln 3rd…

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 closed the day at 6,796.45, an increase of 42.7 points. – The FTSE 250 rose by 128.29 points and finished at 17,765.37. – The FTSE All Share climbed 23.55 points to 3,700.01. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 0.54 points higher at 756.76. The pound hit its highest level against…

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 closed the day flat at 6,753.75. – The FTSE 250 fell by 5.32 points to 17,637.08. – The FTSE All Share decreased by 0.05 points to 3,676.46. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 1.08 points higher at 756.22. UK unemployment rose for the first time in two years over the…

When Will The Fed Hike Rates?

When Will The Fed Hike Rates?

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We live in strange times in terms of economic reasoning and thinking. One Nobel laureate economist believes that saving is public enemy number one, as it prevents economies from growing, hence he preaches the virtues of macro policies aimed at leading people to spend whatever they produce, and eventually a little extra if they can…

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

Tuesday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 rose 59.06 points to 6,732.44. – The FTSE 250 gained 214.48 points and closed at 17,700.75. – The FTSE All Share increased by 33.82 points to 3,669.37. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 2.48 points higher at 752.30. UK inflation has returned to 0% after rising last month, with the…

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

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– The FTSE 100 rose 59.06 points to 6,732.44. – The FTSE 250 gained 214.48 points and closed at 17,700.75. – The FTSE All Share increased by 33.82 points to 3,669.37. – The FTSE AIM All Share finished 2.48 points higher at 752.30. An eleventh-hour deal has been reached between Greece and its Eurozone creditors…

Is Gold a Good Insurance Asset?

Is Gold a Good Insurance Asset?

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Unlike the foreign exchange markets, where traders expect their bets to move vividly when the Fed puts an extra comma on its policy statement; unlike the equity markets, where traders expect price panic when Merkel sneezes; unlike commodities markets, where traders expect Armageddon when rainfall increases by one drop per year; in the gold market,…

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report

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The FTSE 100 rose 93.78 points to 6,675.41. The FTSE 250 gained 186.53 points and closed at 17,482.53. The FTSE All Share increased by 48.02 points to 3,536.21. The FTSE AIM All Share finished 5.05 points higher at 749.82. Centamin (CEY) has been upgraded from a “hold” to a “buy” by Canaccord Genuity and the…