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FTSE 100 On Fire

FTSE 100 On Fire

2 mins. to read

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…

Runaway Rally Stocks

Runaway Rally Stocks

3 mins. to read

The ideal scenario as far as most of our portfolios are concerned is that they were sporting stocks whose charts were in persistent uptrends. On this basis we could simply sit back and enjoy the ride for months – or even years. Indeed, it is very often the case that when one looks at the…

Binary Bet of the Week: Eurozone Adds To UK Concerns

Binary Bet of the Week: Eurozone Adds To UK Concerns

2 mins. to read

As we enter the final month of campaigning for the UK general election, the British pound is threatening to fall to its lowest levels since 2009, and on Thursday made its lowest daily close of 2015. GBP/ USD Daily Chart The latest betting odds based on the polls imply an 85% chance of a hung…

Binary Corner – When the Fed Errs, it’s Time to Buy Gold

Binary Corner – When the Fed Errs, it’s Time to Buy Gold

5 mins. to read

In the UK, the Budget took centre stage and garnered all the front page headlines, but in reality this was a mere sideshow to last month’s US FOMC statement. The US dollar plunged on the back of the statement, propelling most other currencies higher. Why? The Federal Reserve removed the word “patient” from its statement…

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…