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Time For The Loonie To Pick Up The Dollar Baton

Time For The Loonie To Pick Up The Dollar Baton

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As London traders bask in the mini spring heat wave, financial markets are also enjoying a little quiet. The S&P 500 is still banging on the door of the record highs set earlier in the year, but there is no sense of urgency right now. S&P 500 Weekly chart The same can be said of…

UK Tech Stock Plays: ARM, Imagination, Ricardo

UK Tech Stock Plays: ARM, Imagination, Ricardo

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Although it is clear that UK technology companies can hold their own on the world stage, there is at least a significant problem in terms of ratings and at least appreciation amongst investors. The problem is that while this state of affairs looks as though it is a cultural problem as much as anything else,…

Trading Gaps: The Sky Is The Limit

Trading Gaps: The Sky Is The Limit

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What is interesting about the chart gap – an area of untraded prices either day to day or intraday – is that it is still relatively underused and misunderstood, especially given relative importance. This idea stems from the way that gaps have a tendency to be reliable as both predictive charting features, and as decent…

U.S. New Economy Giants: Facebook, Google, Twitter

U.S. New Economy Giants: Facebook, Google, Twitter

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I have been reminded of the giants of the U.S. new economy in the wake of the latest spat between Google (GOOG) and the EU, where the latter has been accusing the search engine pioneer of abusing its dominant position in the market. This has apparently been particularly so with regard to shopping searches. But…

Is The Dollar On The Turn?

Is The Dollar On The Turn?

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For the last nine months, there has really only been one way to bet in foreign exchange markets and that is to follow the dollar’s relentless push higher. Since the middle of June, the dollar has risen by 22% against a basket of currencies. This week we’ve seen a reversal of this momentum with three…

Supermarkets Sweep: Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco

Supermarkets Sweep: Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco

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It would appear that judging by the financial press and various other “informed” sources, we are all apparently experts on the groceries sector, if only on the basis that we all shop there. Therefore armchair opinions of all varieties are offered to the ether in terms of how Tesco should turn itself around, or how…

Mid Caps Focus: JD Sports, Kaz Minerals, Ophir Energy

Mid Caps Focus: JD Sports, Kaz Minerals, Ophir Energy

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Whether you prefer to stick to the blue chips or not, something which can clearly be an advantage as far as following the second line UK stocks is the way that on a day to day basis there tends to be much less volatility in this space due to macro economic or geopolitical worries. Of…

The AIM Market And Marmite

The AIM Market And Marmite

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The AIM market seems to be a place which has a Marmite following: you either love it or hate it. That said, even the worst enemy of the concept would probably deliver a grudging thumbs-up of the concept if a particular stock they are holding in this space is soaring, in the manner of the…

Brightest Blue Chips

Brightest Blue Chips

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One of the “pleasant” problems of the moment is that with the FTSE 100 seemingly heading to new higher ranges, we are faced with the tough decision of attempting to work out which of the blue chips to buy into to get exposure to this move? At this same time one does not want to…

FTSE 100 On Fire

FTSE 100 On Fire

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On the face of it, the way that the FTSE 100 is finally looking comfortable at record highs in the run up to one of the most uncertain General Elections is puzzling. The pork barrel politics that is a feature of what is currently going on in the campaign may go some way to explaining…