The history of diversification

Diversification is a key building block of successful long-term investing and has been called “the only free lunch in finance.”¹ While its origins can be traced back millennia, it has developed dramatically in recent years as markets have grown and new instruments emerged. But now with both equity and bond valuations very high, the diversificationContinue reading “The history of diversification”

Learn from those in the know with automatic copy trading

Lockdown turned record numbers of people into self-directed investors, but copy trading could be the key to investment success. The world’s largest online investment platforms added 11 million customers in 2020, with eToro at the top having added 5 million users, according to Trading Platforms[1]. Giving more individuals the chance to have greater control overContinue reading “Learn from those in the know with automatic copy trading”

After breaking records, markets saw a slower week

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Moderna Inc. (MRNA), 360 Finance Inc. (QFIN), Inmode Ltd. (INMD), BioNTech SE (BNTX), and Cargurus Inc (CARG). Moderna Inc. (MRNA) shares surged 23% as the biotech company was set to join the SPX500. After a 4-week decline in its shares,Continue reading “After breaking records, markets saw a slower week”

French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy

This Wednesday, 14th July, is the National Day of France. This is a very important date in the history of the country, as it was on 14 July 1789 that the fortress of the Bastille was stormed by the people, marking the end of the hegemony of the French monarchy and the start of theContinue reading “French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy”

Investors continue to weigh optimism against concerns

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week showed significant gains for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM), ASML Holding NV (ASML), Ubiquiti Inc. (UI), Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (CLMT) and Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT). Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) stock gained amid positive predictions by analysts for the fresh produceContinue reading “Investors continue to weigh optimism against concerns”

Investors look to FOMC economic projections for guidance

Like a doctor-patient relationship, so, too, is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) vis-à-vis the US economy. A visit to the doctor can be a routine, uneventful experience. However, if the patient is ill or if the doctor finds unexpected health problems, the prognosis moving forward can have a significant impact on the patient’s life,Continue reading “Investors look to FOMC economic projections for guidance”

A market outlook – FTSE 100, China A50 and Nasdaq

If 2020 held twists and turns for global financial markets, 2021 has not disappointed so far either. Despite the global recession and unemployment soaring, world stock markets ended 2020 up 13%, with indexes such as the S&P 500 reaching new highs. As we push into the new year, certain sectors and regions have retained theirContinue reading “A market outlook – FTSE 100, China A50 and Nasdaq”

Bitcoin skyrockets through all-time highs as it tops $22,000

Bitcoin has broken records by soaring through its previous all-time high, up more than 15% in the past 24 hours. At the time of writing, bitcoin is trading around $22,838 – well above any previous high achieved by the cryptoasset. In its wake other peers such as ethereum are also soaring. ETH has hit aContinue reading “Bitcoin skyrockets through all-time highs as it tops $22,000”

Brexit deal hangs in the balance, AstraZeneca announces $39bn deal

Yesterday evening, prospects of a Brexit trade deal increased as talks were extended beyond a Sunday deadline, with both sides agreeing to “go the extra mile” to overcome substantial differences in position. The main sticking point is the need to satisfy European Union demands for fair business competition, according to the FT. Last week, theContinue reading “Brexit deal hangs in the balance, AstraZeneca announces $39bn deal”

Markets in the red on Brexit and stimulus doubts

European markets have opened in the red as investors dial down their risk as Brexit negotiations near a critical point ahead of Sunday’s deadline. In addition to this, an agreement on a US fiscal stimulus package still looks some way off. Despite some vaccine optimism, US index futures are trading down 0.5%. In the USContinue reading “Markets in the red on Brexit and stimulus doubts”

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