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14 10, 2014

FOREX-Dollar rims up ahead of Fed minutes as euro weakens

2014-10-14T07:36:37+00:00October 14th, 2014|

The dollar edged up against most major currencies last week, as traders waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting for indications that the U.S. will be moving closer to interest rate increase. The minute from the U.S. central bank's rate setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) [...]

6 10, 2014

Four investment approaches for positive income drawdown

2020-11-25T15:02:10+00:00October 6th, 2014|

Income drawdown is regarded as the primary option in purchasing an annuity for retirement. It commences upon drawing variable income directly from the pension fund, which remains invested at the option of policy holder. Basically, the member stays in control of the pension fund and this for many is what [...]

30 09, 2014

Shares in IG Group cascaded as spread betting firm’s revenue falls short

2014-09-30T07:37:49+00:00September 30th, 2014|

Market Report: Shares in IG Group cascaded as spread betting firm's revenue falls short 
Days following the launching of a stock-broking service, shares in a spread betting company, IG cascaded as a particular calm summer in the financial markets hit its first-quarter revenues fell short of analysts' expectations. As compared [...]

23 09, 2014

IG Group avoids shocking broker Forex fees with fresh launch

2021-01-27T10:02:01+00:00September 23rd, 2014|

A new share dealing service from IG Group assured a much sharper stock prices and lower currency cost for investors to consider. Financial spread better IG Group was able to include new share dealings to its online trading platform in a new approach that provides an intelligent pricing and lower [...]

19 09, 2014

Risk or Reward? Comparing CFDs to Spread Betting

2021-02-02T20:39:02+00:00September 19th, 2014|

Spread betting and Contracts For Difference have the potential for high returns, but investors must nevertheless be cautious of the carried risks. Mitigating risk is sometimes ranked as among the high priorities of investors. However, for those with a higher risk of tolerance, CFDs trading and spread-betting regardless of whether [...]

9 09, 2014

Gold diminishes due to less inflation based price hedging

2014-09-09T22:40:54+00:00September 9th, 2014|

Gold plummeted to a new 10-week low as slowing of global inflation significantly reduced the demand for price hedges and investors opt to stay light ahead of the primary U.S. jobs data and ECB rate decisions. Gold was traded as low as $1262.20 last week which was its lowest price [...]

3 09, 2014

Commodities trading position: silver, gold and copper futures

2020-10-24T17:50:24+00:00September 3rd, 2014|

Silver and gold futures were performing a bit higher during the midday trade in Europe last week considering that the armed conflict between the Middle East and the Ukraine pitted pressure from the U.S. economy. With copper futures performing lower below par housing figures from the U.S. and mixed durable [...]

27 08, 2014

Can buybacks truly drive U.S. shares to the next level?

2014-08-27T08:22:20+00:00August 27th, 2014|

U.S. equities are on the move to break all-time highs despite the erroneous assumption that it was the 'Average Joe' who is responsible in driving the market and benefiting from the ride. Truth of the matter is, the largest purchasers in recent years have been companies buying back purchases of [...]

12 08, 2014

U.S. markets eyeing an astonishing recovery

2021-02-02T20:46:31+00:00August 12th, 2014|

There was a concrete recovery in U.S. markets overnight, yet this is indeed astounding bearing in mind the profit taking and reactions to the good and bad news that resulted in steep declines last week. Last week's non-farm payrolls is indicative how the Fed considers the employment market. The range [...]

6 08, 2014

Barclays sustain FTSE as investors nod off sanctions

2014-08-06T08:45:56+00:00August 6th, 2014|

Barclays shares were able to leap forward as results were less than what was previously feared along with the new sanctions for Russia caused upheavals and ripples in the markets. Barclays (BARC) led the FTSE 100 risers to jump 4.7 % to 229.4p following results for the second quarter proved to [...]

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