February ended with stock markets advancing at a steady clip

Plain sailing? February ended with stock markets advancing at a steady clip and moving clear of the turbulence that marked the start of 2015.   In this week’s bulletin: Financial markets reacted positively to the US Federal Reserve’s steady-as-she-goes message…

Market Snapshot:  Facilitate Trade and to bring resources to enterprises.

OMG! For around £1 a week on ADVFN This week … … is a busy start with beginning of the month economic statistics. In the UK the main PMIs of Manufacturing, Construction and Services are reported. This is followed on…

A confident march

A confident march The year has started with a series of market-moving events, but stock markets are at record or recent highs. In this week’s bulletin: European investors have shown faith in the ability of the eurozone to reach a…

Market Snapshot: Watch for Banana skins

This week … … we are filing Ukraine and Islam State away as dangerous and under unpredictable.  Moving on we can predict that Greece remains uncertain but no longer likely to be dangerous. This is assuming that Greece will, at…

Six and a half minutes

This post was published on CrowdAhead.com yesterday Crowdfunding has to be to be the most exciting development in finance of the last 100 years. The excitement includes the fact that it opens up a market otherwise closed to a select…

Eurozone brinkmanship pushes Greece to the edge

In this week’s bulletin: Governor Mark Carney forecasts “good deflation” in the first half of the year. Hopes remain for a compromise over Greek bailout negotiations. Consumers need advice to help make the right decisions over new pension’s freedoms. A…