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Margarita time for Dave, George and Boris as the UK grinds to a halt

Jan 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider · Leave a Comment »

If the World Economic Forum in 2012 was ‘Austerity Davos’ then this year it was all about pizza. The sight of David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson laughing over their thin-crust margaritas summed up the mood of this year’s gathering – it seemed like everybody let their guard down a little after last year’s drama.

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Commodity Corner – the Gold uptrend is Spluttering…?

Jan 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave · Leave a Comment »

Gold has most certainly been in an impressive uptrend for the last 15 years. However, during 2012, gold has been absent the physical demand driver and, even though its price has risen modestly, the trend has not been as linear as in prior years.

US policymakers avoid falling off the fiscal cliff (for now)

at 9:44 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider · Leave a Comment »

It’s been an eventful few weeks since we last spoke. Not only have we survived acid indigestion, the Downton Abbey Christmas special and the end of the world – but the US has avoided falling off the dreaded fiscal cliff, for now.

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The Worst Stock Market Crashes of the last Century – Part II

Jan 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave · Leave a Comment »

In this feature we resume our special piece on the major shakeouts in the last 100 years including Friday the 13th mini-crash of 1989, the October 27 1997 mini-crash, the 9/11 aftermath crash of 2001, the 2008 Great Financial Crisis crash, and finally the curious phenomenon of the 2010 flash crash.