Gold shines and silver soars but British funds beat emerging markets

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Dividends have delivered the lion’s share of returns to stock market investors since the Coalition Government was formed but precious metals did best of all. That is the conclusion of statistics from various sources as the Government nears the halfway stage next month of its fixed five-year term. Fears that money markets would punish […]

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FTSE LIVE: Markets down on fears over global economy; banking shares up

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

PUBLISHED: 02:01 EST, 12 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:36 EST, 12 October 2012 15:30 The banking sector was in sharp focus today after a sector-wide broker upgrade and third quarter results from JP Morgan Chase. The US bank unveiled better-than-expected figures, with profits up 36 per cent to 5.3 billion US dollars (£3.3 billion) thanks […]

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FTSE LIVE: Markets hurt by worries over global growth; second Q2 GDP reading released

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

By This Is Money Reporters PUBLISHED: 02:07 EST, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 02:15 EST, 24 August 2012 The FTSE 100 edged lower this morning on doubts over possible new stimulus measures from major central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, to fight the global economic slowdown. The blue-chip index was down by 0.2 […]

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Problems like climate change are just too important not to use markets to solve them

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Coalition’s green policies are “incoherent and failing to achieve objectives”, says the manufacturers’ trade body, because the bureaucracy involved in complying with the regulations was time-consuming, inefficient and costly. No wonder really, as it’s the result of a bigger problem: the Man in Whitehall is trying to beat climate change by planning the economy. […]

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Keiser Report – Markets! Finance! Scandal! (E34)

| July 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this edition of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of Greece winning a loan; the exodus from Iceland while billionaire plunderers receive safe haven in London; and the dumping of US Treasury bonds as American consumers are about to get squished. In the second half of the […]

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George Soros Lecture Series: Financial Markets

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Lecture Series Open Society Institute chairman and founder George Soros shares his latest thinking on economics and politics in a five-part lecture series recorded at Central European University, October 26-30, 2009. The lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection. Soros discusses his general theory of reflexivity and its application […]

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Markets are fast, but democracies slow – that’s why solving the eurozone crisis is proving so difficult

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Guillermo Ortiz – a former Mexican central banker – provided one of the better comments at this week’s G20 summit. “The European decision-making process is really slow” he said, “designed for process, not decisions.” By contrast, markets can change in a second and expect instant resolutions. This is nothing new, of course, but the mis-match […]

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General Trading (GT101) – Introduction to Financial Markets

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments http

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Markets to revive after Spain bailout but relief could be short lived

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Rupert Steiner PUBLISHED: 16:07 EST, 10 June 2012 | UPDATED: 16:24 EST, 10 June 2012 The stock market is expected to bounce back in early trading after Spain managed to secure EU aid for its stricken banks. But experts fear the relief could be short lived once the true cost sinks in. Vicky Pryce, […]

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Money Markets Predict No Base Rate Rise Until 2016

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bank of England is unlikely to raise the current base rate until at least 2016 or 2017, money markets have predicted. This estimate for when an interest rate rise will happen is the furthest it has been since the economy was hit by recession in 2007. The Bank of England reduced interest rates to […]

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