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Shant

Pharmaceuticals see their 'defensive' credentials tested again.

29th August 2019 By: Shant

It is well established that pharmaceutical stocks are the go-to sector when investors are looking to reduce their exposure to riskier assets.  Staples offering more moderate returns suddenly...

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Rajan Dhall

FTSE 100 Technical Analysis Update

28th August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

The FTSE 100 is still looking weak despite a small pick up in sentiment over the last few days in the equities space.   Although last Friday China and Trump went slightly mental the US...

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Rajan Dhall

Reflect & Prepare

23rd August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Another week, and another round of traded blows in the trade war between the US and China which shows no signs of abating any time soon.  Late on in the week, China announced it would introduce...

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Rajan Dhall

A weak copper price takes its toll on UK base metals companies

23rd August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Copper has taken a serious hit in recent weeks as the trade war hits the global economy and international trade.    Manufacturing PMI's improved in Europe this week but the US number...

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Shant

Fed policy under the spotlight again as Fed chair Powell addresses Jackson Hole.

23rd August 2019 By: Shant

One gets the sense that the financial markets are still banking on the 'Fed put' in current times - the notion that the central bank will come in to support any weakness through policy - with the...

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Rajan Dhall

Gold is at a critical level ahead of the Jackson Hole Symposium

22nd August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Gold is hanging around $1500/oz as traders await more clues to the path of futures monetary policy.   Yesterday we received the latest Fed meeting minutes and there was no real mention of...

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Shant

Greene King shares ramped up after Hong Kong's CKA agrees on purchase

22nd August 2019 By: Shant

Share in Greene King spiked 50% at the start of the week on news that the Hong Kong firm CKA, founded by Li Ka-Shing, has agreed to buy the Suffolk based brewery.  This follows a developing...

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Rajan Dhall

FTSE 100 Technical Analysis

20th August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

The technicals seem to be working a treat on the indices at the moment with the trade war sell-off stopping right on the weekly support zone of 7099.4. Now things seem to be simmering down between...

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David Harbage

UK PLC - overseas buyers think we're cheap

20th August 2019 By: David Harbage

Yesterday afternoon’s announcement that one of the UK’s biggest pub operators, Greene King, had received and recommended acceptance of an 850p cash offer should come as little surprise to...

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Malcy

Oil price, Savannah Petroleum, Coro Energy/Empyrean Energy – And finally…

19th August 2019 By: Malcy

WTI $54.87 +40c, Brent $58.64 +41c, Diff -$3.77 +1c, NG $2.20 -3c Oil price With a modest rise on Friday the oil price gained on the week but it was close as WTI was up 37c and Brent 11c on the...

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Reflect & Prepare

Reflect & Prepare

16th August 2019 By: Reflect & Prepare

The question on everyone's lips now is whether the US is starting to blink, realising that levying tariffs on Chinese goods will start to bite on consumers back home.  Well, the decision to...

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Shant

GE shares take another tumble as fall from grace continues

16th August 2019 By: Shant

Shares in GE took another tumble yesterday after an investigator who unraveled the Ponzi scheme initiated by Bernie Madoff warned of 'hidden' liabilities within the company's accounts related to its...

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David Harbage

Two other deep value alternative investments, beyond listed equity

16th August 2019 By: David Harbage

In yesterday’s blog, a number of alternatives to stock market quoted company shares were discussed – from inflation-linked bonds to warehouse property, absolute return-focused funds to...

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Shant

Bond markets are telling us all we need to know

15th August 2019 By: Shant

The last few weeks and months have been testing times for the equity markets, pushed and pulled to the tune of the mood in the trade between the US and China.  After the announcement of fresh...

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Rajan Dhall

Plus500 back on track

15th August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

Beleaguered financial broker Plus500 are back on track to meet their expectations for the full year. The whole sector has been plagued by over-regulation and a crackdown on offering too much leverage...

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David Harbage

Where else to invest, beyond company shares?

14th August 2019 By: David Harbage

  In the last blog, three weeks ago, the author considered the immediate prospects for the UK’s financial markets following the appointment of a new prime minister – anticipating...

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Malcy

Oil price, Petro Matad, IOG, Touchstone, Zenith – And finally…

14th August 2019 By: Malcy

WTI $57.10 +$2.17, Brent $61.30 +$2.73, Diff -$4.20 +56c, NG $2.15 +4c Oil price A big rise yesterday as President Trump backed off a bit in the tariff war and didnt want to have American kids...

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Rajan Dhall

FTSE 100 Technical analysis

13th August 2019 By: Rajan Dhall

The FTSE 100 broke lower once again this morning as geopolitical woes and unrest in Hong Kong plays in investors minds. On the daily chart, the trendline that originated just before 2019 has been...

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Stefania Barbaglio

Investment Opportunities in the North Sea, Investors Eye Independent Oil & Gas

13th August 2019 By: Stefania Barbaglio

“I believe there’s still a great deal of opportunities to be exploited in the North Sea”, says Independent Oil & Gas, CEO Andrew Hockey. Combining a good portfolio of assets,...

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Shant

Catch 22 for the White House as the Dollar stays strong

9th August 2019 By: Shant

US intervention on the Dollar has been a topical theme of late, with the US president consistently expressing his disapproval of current strength.  Global trade has been a contentious issue for...

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