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It’s certainly a Greek tragedy!

It’s certainly a Greek tragedy!

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The fallout from the Greek election result continues unabated,with riskier assets continuing to be sold off and safe havens such as US Treasury bonds, UK gilts and the US dollar in demand. The euro continues its decline as an exit for Greece from the eurozone seems more likely than ever. With Greek politicians unable to…

thought provocation for the week ahead…

thought provocation for the week ahead…

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Sentiment is a good measure when trying to assess where we are in the market and in attempting to guess the next move. Invariably, this data should be interpreted in a contrary manner, ie when everyone is long – be wary but particularly so on the downside – when everyone is downright bearish and fundamental…

gulfsands petroleum – a balanced overview and sneak preview from this months forthcoming edition of our magazine…

gulfsands petroleum – a balanced overview and sneak preview from this months forthcoming edition of our magazine…

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Gulfsands Petroleum shares have been hit heavily in recent months primarily due to the spillover effects of the Arab uprising and in particular the civil strife in Syria – a region where the Company’s main exploration operations are based. Unfortunately for Gulfsands, the EU sanctions imposed on the Syrian Government resulted in the suspension of…

facebook offering reportedly oversubscribed. what a surprise…

facebook offering reportedly oversubscribed. what a surprise…

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News that Facebook’s IPO is oversubscribed will not surprise readers of this blog (see tab to bottom right for our previous piece on Wall Street’s usual IPO shenanigans). It looks like the company will raise at least $10.6bn with the shares priced towards the top end of the $28 – $35 range and so valuing…

Top 30 Most Shorted Stocks – FTSE 350

Top 30 Most Shorted Stocks – FTSE 350

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Click here for link from www.squaremiledata.com Company Description Ticker SOL% Index Cove Energy PLC Oil & Gas Producers COV 54.01 FA050 INTERNATIONAL POWER PLC Electricity IPR 24.86 F100 TALVIVAARA MINING COMPANY LTD Industrial Metals TALV 24.15 F250 OCADO Food and Drug Retailers OCDO 22.22 F250 WEIR GROUP PLC Industrial engineering WEIR 20.40 F100 FERREXPO PLC…

“Rogue trader” hall of fame

“Rogue trader” hall of fame

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Jerome Kerviel, Societe Generale, $7 billion loss Bruno Michel Iksil, JP Morgan, $2.3 billion loss Kweku Adoboli UBS, $2.2 billion loss Nick Leeson, Barings, $1.4 billion loss Contrarian Investor UK