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School Corner – Refusing to Crystallise Losses

School Corner – Refusing to Crystallise Losses

4 mins. to read

This is the sixth in a series of educational articles on the best habits of winning traders and investors, the most common mistakes traders make and the best ways to avoid them. Today, we are looking at refusing to crystallize trading losses, the irreparable damage this can cause to your trading account (let alone to…

Alpesh Patel On The Markets

Alpesh Patel On The Markets

3 mins. to read

Why would you invest in the FTSE 100 right now? A question that almost every trader and investor in the UK has in mind is quite simply “where’s the FTSE 100 headed a few weeks down the road?” I know this because from all the people I meet on various occasions this is the most…

Binary Bet Of The Week: Hung Parliament Weighing Heavily On Pound

Binary Bet Of The Week: Hung Parliament Weighing Heavily On Pound

2 mins. to read

The final session of the UK Parliament took place on Thursday 26th March, marking a five week run-up to the general election. At the time of writing, the outcome is almost impossible to predict, with bookmaker odds giving a Labour minority government a 29% implied probability and a Conservative minority government a 25% probability. A…

Oil Majors Sweep: Bp, Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil

Oil Majors Sweep: Bp, Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil

2 mins. to read

Few would disagree with the idea that the stock market is a place where by definition we are kept guessing. Of course, speculation is a rather more upmarket version of the guessing concept. But it has to be admitted that for most of the market there has been quite a struggle to come to terms…

The Goldilocks Scenario with FTSE 250 stocks

The Goldilocks Scenario with FTSE 250 stocks

2 mins. to read

It seems to be the case that many private investors are drawn towards AIM stocks, perhaps as much to do with the thrills and spills they offer as the returns they might bring. However, if we are rational, most of us would concede that the FTSE 250 is probably the area which has the best…

Estate Agent stocks: Still well appointed?

Estate Agent stocks: Still well appointed?

3 mins. to read

It would appear that the old cliché of the Gold Rush is also pertinent in terms of the housing market. Those who are involved in the ‘picks ‘n’ shovels’ look to be flourishing. Perhaps it may be argued that the likes of Savills (SVS) or Rightmove (RMV) will actually be less risky when or if…

AIM recovery plays: Boohoo, Globo, Quadrise Fuels

AIM recovery plays: Boohoo, Globo, Quadrise Fuels

2 mins. to read

Having reminded ourselves of the mantra of “small is beautiful” in terms of the stock market yesterday here on the Spreadbet Magazine blog, today we are diving deep within the AIM market looking for possible recovery plays. Clearly, some of their potential will be determined by the overall state of leading stocks and geopolitical concerns,…