Do they still exist? A few days before the Brexit vote I had to tweet myself....do the Liberal Democrats still exist? Given that all the coverage over the last few months has focused on the other political parties, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Lib Dems had been swallowed up by a black hole.
BXP, the consistently growing, profitable, cash and stock dividend issuing generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer gave a market update on 17 June 2016, stating that it has started to export to Kuwait, which is a first for any Bangladeshi pharmaceutical company into the Gulf region. The Gulf market is mentioned to be worth as much as $9 billion, with the Kuwait market alone coming in at ~$1.5 billion.
So here begins a series of blogs which have very little, if at all, to do with investing, but with music instead. I love music and I would sooner be sat in a corner listening to the efforts of artists that I will never know, for hours on end rather than spending time with random people trying to get me to notice them and include them in my life.
Last week’s article looked at two strong trends – in the price of crude oil (Brent) and an AIM listed company share, Private & Commercial – and begged the question: acknowledging that the respective commodity and stock markets had placed new significantly higher valuations on each asset of these assets, did this indicated that further strength was likely?
Many of the best short term traders base their decision making on price charts, taking action when they see a stock (or commodity, or currency) move out of its normal trading band – be it to the up or downside – and break into new territory. Such study of historic price movements, termed technical analysis, can be complex (many text books have been written on the subject) and the active trader requires a technology-rich platform which provides live prices, information and news flow (such as that provided by LSE.co.uk’s premium service).
While most that has been written in the previous twelve articles surround sound long term financial strategy, there is undoubtedly scope for more nimble active investors to add value to a long term portfolio by making astute trades around the edges of the core investment plan.
In this article, the penultimate one of our series considering the prime types of asset available to long term savers, we turn our attention towards the potential help and advice available from professional financial advisors and portfolio managers, but particularly focus on – and suggest a few trading ideas for - the ‘Do-it-Yourself’ investor.
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