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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 [...]

5 09, 2014

First half top performing commodities of 2014

2014-09-05T09:55:44+00:00September 5th, 2014|

Plenty of commodities have outpaced and outperformed conventional stocks this fiscal year. 1. Coffee+56.28 % Coffee was able to take the top performing spot in terms of commodity for the first half of the year. The worst drought in more than half of a century which hit Brazil, the global leading [...]

29 08, 2014

Global stocks rebound while Fed signals no rate hike for the meantime

2014-08-29T07:14:41+00:00August 29th, 2014|

Global equity markets were able to rise last week following the minutes from the Federal Reserve which signaled that there was no hurry in bringing forward plans to increase rates in the future, reverting to an earlier decline that were primarily driven by cues from the Bank of England of [...]

19 08, 2014

Online broking pacified but investors confident on value

2014-08-19T12:57:08+00:00August 19th, 2014|

The Australian share-market has been surprisingly strong, however the market for online broking has been somewhat pacified. Although most investors have regained the majority of losses suffered during the global financial crisis, the lessons did not elapsed, the lessons have not been forgotten and the sentiment has indeed diminished this [...]

5 08, 2014

Britain sets £205 million CFD budget

2014-08-05T07:53:56+00:00August 5th, 2014|

Britain's government has set the preliminary annual budget for the Contract for Difference support structure for their renewable set at £205 million. Funding for the first allocation rounds starting in the 4th quarter will be providing long-term clarity and a reduction for additional risks for investors. The Energy Secretary said [...]

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 [...]

23 07, 2014

Equities rally amidst the cascading gold

2014-07-23T08:40:49+00:00July 23rd, 2014|

Global stock markets began the week with a good start while gold heftily suffered its biggest one-day fall this year as concerns regarding Eurozone banks faded and eager spirits were ignited by a fresh bout of bid and merger activities. The mood did substantially improved as Citigroup's quarterly earnings came [...]

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 [...]

4 07, 2014

Online broking pacified but investors confident on value

2014-07-04T08:59:52+00:00July 4th, 2014|

The Australian share-market has been surprisingly strong, however the market for online broking has been somewhat pacified. Although most investors have regained the majority of losses suffered during the global financial crisis, the lessons did not elapsed, the lessons have not been forgotten and the sentiment has indeed diminished this [...]

27 06, 2014

Recent USD/CAD Forex

2014-06-27T09:00:30+00:00June 27th, 2014|

During last week's trading session USD/CAD was able to trade within range of 1.0836-1.0882. The cost of living in the U.S. had increased by 2.0 % in May as compared to the same month a year prior. According to the median analysts' prediction, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes [...]

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