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23 02, 2015

CME shutting down most future trading pits

2015-02-23T15:43:35+00:00February 23rd, 2015|

The world's biggest futures market operator will be shutting down nearly all of its open-outcry futures pits by the 2nd of July, indicating the closing bell on a once-rowdy tradition that has been in the lows since the rise of online trading. The decision by CME Group Inc., announced last [...]

18 02, 2015

Investing during an election – important factors

2021-01-27T20:05:49+00:00February 18th, 2015|

With only a few months to go until the most anticipated General Election there still no close to a clear outcome. The two biggest political parties have near identical edge but does not have enough for a much-needed majority. Another alliance is possible and trying to work things out might [...]

8 10, 2014

Leverage is intensifying volatility in oil market

2014-10-08T07:16:22+00:00October 8th, 2014|

With crude oil prices being traded at two-year lows despite the latest rush in Middle East upheaval, investors might be absolved for wondering what happened to peak oil. The reality is that despite the major sums that have been invested in another optional energy with the supply of oil from [...]

30 07, 2014

2-IG Group shares move as it increases investor payout

2014-07-30T07:17:35+00:00July 30th, 2014|

Shares in IG group, a service provider of financial spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs), increased to nearly 7 % last week following the company's announcement that it would be paying out more of its earnings to shareholders. IG, which offers online trading in shares, indexes and foreign exchange, said [...]

9 07, 2014

Teaching investors to build a cost-efficient portfolio

2021-01-27T20:09:59+00:00July 9th, 2014|

Index along with exchange-traded funds are increasingly becoming popular despite its high-costing platform fees. With the new Isa (Nisa) rules in place, investors are looking at new ways to get the most of their money out of the newly implemented £15,000 annual allowance. While the performance of investments is primarily [...]

14 03, 2014

FXCM spearheads new CFDs and Micro Spread Bets

2014-03-14T08:14:46+00:00March 14th, 2014|

FXM Incorporated (NYSE:FXCM) which is a principal provider of foreign exchange related services and trading bolstered its spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs) offers by limiting the tradable size to as much as 1/10th of its present value. FXCM patrons will now be able to trade in much smaller [...]

5 03, 2014

Safeguarding your portfolio from diminishing markets

2020-11-26T22:17:56+00:00March 5th, 2014|

To better provide a safeguard mechanism, investors can make us of some fail-safe strategies for traders' portfolio. Choosing a portfolio based on mere intuition will result in positive returns which can put protective measures raises the presumption of value of shares which can sometimes be unusual. Perhaps the best way [...]

20 01, 2014

Financial spread betting still viable

2021-11-19T09:37:13+00:00January 20th, 2014|

Financial Spread Betting caused quite a stir during its 20th year stint as an optional investment tool for non-conventional profit seeking investors. The product has been widely recognised as a well regulated, trusted and prominent asset class among many U.K. based investors, some of which are the most financial savvy [...]

17 01, 2014

Forex: Short-term trading techniques

2014-01-17T07:57:44+00:00January 17th, 2014|

Successful short term Forex trading is the ultimate goal of new traders who try their luck in the Forex market every year. It is very essential that they have a solid background and understanding the kind of trend on a small time frame as the only plausible retracement of the [...]

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