Archive for January, 2009

CMC’s Retail Business Booming in Scotland

January 31, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

CMC Markets has signed up 1,000 clients in Scotland since opening its Edinburgh office 12 months ago.

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Short-Sellers betting on more Retail Gloom

January 31, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Short selling positions on retail shares have almost doubled between November and January, as investors bet on further gloom for the sector…

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Aftermath of Short Selling Ban Lift

January 31, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Shorting was banned by the Financial Services Authority last September on 34 UK financial stocks after short selling was blamed for wiping millions off the value of bank shares…

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IG Index reviewing Margin Requirements

January 28, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

IG Index don’t seem to have lost much time reviewing their risk exposure and are changing the deposit rates on a large number of shares…

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IG Group Bucks Mkt Collapse With Higher 1H Profit

January 20, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

U.K-based financial derivatives and sports betting company IG Group Holdings PLC (IGG.LN) Tuesday revealed a jump in first-half revenue and profit as the market collapse prompted customers to switch to short-term trading of indices and currencies from trading in individual shares.

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Victor to launch Spread Betting Monday

January 17, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

It has been reported on the Financial Times that Monday will see the launch of Victor Chandler Financials, a joint venture with Worldspreads, the Dublin-based spread betting company, and he plans to initially start offering the service to the UK portion of Victor Chandler’s 1.7m global clients.

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More Trading Reports from Paddy

January 13, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Knowledge and education are two of the most crucial parts to being a successful spread bettor. Paddy has today launched a learning tool called a trader report…

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FSA to end financial shorting ban on Jan 16

January 9, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Britain’s Financial Services Authority said on Monday that its ban on short-selling financial stocks would expire on Jan 16…

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IG Index margin change for spreadbets

January 7, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

I just read a message from IG Index warning that, from the quarterly rollovers on 16 December, it will alter margin requirements.

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Spread betting firm London Capital to up dividend

January 7, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Unlike the wider financial sector, London Capital Group (LCG), the owner of Capital Spreads, continues to grow.

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Paddy Worst performing Irish Shares 2008

January 5, 2009guidfarr No Comments »

Spread bettors have been diving into Irish shares since the beginning of 2008. Unfortunately the ISEQ Index has lost 66.31% of its value year to date…

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