Jan 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider
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.
Jan 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave
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.
at 9:44 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider
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.
Jan 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave
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.
Dec 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider
George Osborne was forced to share some harsh truths with us all when he presented his Autumn Statement last week: growth in Britain will be weaker than previously expected over the next five years, borrowing higher and austerity longer.
Nov 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave
In a special two part piece that will conclude next month we look back at the major stock market crashes of the past 100 years including the great Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Black Monday of 1987.
Nov 15, 2012 at 11:57 am in Market Commentary by City Insider
Markets reacted strongly to Barack Obama’s re-election with investors fearful that a split Congress will crash the US straight into a “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax rises and spending cuts. Traders I know say the markets are likely to fall heavily over the next few weeks…
Oct 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm in Fundamental Analysis by Dave
Oil, crude, brent, light sweet, black gold – whatever you want to call it, one thing’s for certain, it is perhaps the most important of all commodities. After the end of World War II, the price of oil was heavily regulated through both production and price controls in order to keep the commodity relatively stable as its importance in the economy was rising.
Oct 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm in Market Commentary by City Insider
The election on November 6 is just a fortnight away now and either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be handed the task of kick-starting the world’s largest economy.
Sep 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm in Tips and Strategies by Dave
This month I’d like to talk about averaging up. Okay with you? No? Well, tough, go and read about shorting instead and see if I care!