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3 10, 2014

DF Markets Withdraw MT4

2014-10-03T19:09:25+00:00October 3rd, 2014|

DF Markets have written to let traders know that the MT4 trading platform is being withdrawn from their services. This means that you will not be able to trade on the DF Markets MT4 platform after 31 December 2014.   What happens next? You now have a 90-day notice period [...]

22 08, 2014

Speculating wisely: Three ways Investors can make better bets

2014-08-22T09:15:49+00:00August 22nd, 2014|

While majority of the investment decision should primarily be based on the ground that it should be invested in companies that are generating consistent cash flow at realistic valuations, however this can become extremely dull and monotonous. Although it may be fine for other people, some consider it to be [...]

15 07, 2014

FSB to support London Forex fix, suggesting detailed changes

2014-07-15T09:01:49+00:00July 15th, 2014|

The world's leading financial regulator is ready to issue a consultation paper to several financial institutions which are preparing detailed changes to the manner foreign exchange "fixings" are being conducted. According to sources, banks are expected by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to support the existing system of fixings, but [...]

25 06, 2014

Shire fronts FTSE 100 higher on renewed takeover talk

2014-06-25T07:38:03+00:00June 25th, 2014|

The primary leading shares shook off the Ukraine and Iraq in their efforts to recover after two successive days of decline. Shire, the prominent pharmaceuticals group was rather restless as investors were gripped by a new wave of takeover plans. The shares hit a record high of £38.86 before sliding [...]

20 06, 2014

Forex Report: AUD at its peak rate in three weeks

2014-06-20T08:06:08+00:00June 20th, 2014|

The U.S. Dollar was able to maintain its position against the yen and euro succeeding the announcement of positive U.S. Non-Farm Payroll metrics issued last week albeit the fact that economist were speculating that it would come in at a much higher position. Risk sentiment progressed across the markets days [...]

13 06, 2014

Spread bettors: The six-‘Month’ers

2014-06-13T07:16:35+00:00June 13th, 2014|

A lot of people, especially investors and traders alike, sign up for a spread betting account erroneously thinking that it is the effortless way to make a lot of money with little or no risk at all. These hopeful individuals are unaware of the infamous term "six month’ers" which basically [...]

6 06, 2014

FOREX-Sterling withdraws with eyes on U.S. data

2014-06-06T08:06:44+00:00June 6th, 2014|

Sterling declined as much as 0.4 % against the euro and dollar last week following a weak lending data which further added concerns over a European election for anti-EU UKIP party. Traders said that the pound had very little trade during the U.S. and U.K. holidays earlier last week and was [...]

20 05, 2014

Continuous bullish U.S. price action might affect Europe

2014-05-20T07:26:41+00:00May 20th, 2014|

There has been fairly good interest surrounding the Indian election and the near-term improvement in sentiments regarding China's markets. It is still vital to consider whether there has been a low in the USD and how much higher developed market equities can be traded from there. The price action on [...]

16 05, 2014

Short sellers bet alongside CGI Group as cash inquiry adhere to tech firm

2014-05-16T08:09:39+00:00May 16th, 2014|

There were a lot of investors on the New York Stock Exchange that have bet against CGI Group Inc. early this year albeit the overpowering purchase recommendations of Canada's largest tech firm from enjoying its stable position according to several brokerage analysts. The reason is not the firm's role in [...]

14 05, 2014

Investor apprehension regarding tech stocks continues

2014-05-14T09:07:51+00:00May 14th, 2014|

Spread betting markets are experiencing several increase in volatility during the previous week, as series of corporate earnings releases thrust markets in opposing directions at different points in the week. There were of course several positive undertakings as quarterly earnings at Apple, Inc. (AAPL) propelled the consensus estimates out of [...]

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