Tag Archive for FTSE100

Review 1 Q 2012 11th April 2012

“Gold has worked down from Alexander’s time….. When something holds good for two thousand years, I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.” Bernard Baruch, Wall Street legend & friend of Jesse Livermore The…

It’s the decade of the private investor

Last week’s suggestion that there is a bull market coming (or perhaps is even underway) has gained much support in the City. Roger Hardman (www.hardmanandco.com), one of the best small-cap researcher in the business, offers some of the following reasons…

bail-out for Greece plus positive economic data from the US

In this week’s bulletin: Global equity markets continued their gentle upward trend last week with all the major indices edging higher. In the US the S&P500 index exceeded its high of last year which itself was a post-financial crisis high.…

I’m all right Jack!

An organisation known as “IDS” (Income Data Services) part of Reuters-Thomson has signalled a rather worrying affront on shareholders and customers across FTSE100 constituents. Admittedly many FTSE100 companies are international goliaths but the recent statistics surrounding Directors pay at these…

US loses triple-A rating

In this week’s bulletin: For the first time in its history the US lost its AAA credit rating although this was much about political considerations rather than financial stability Spanish and Italian debt worries and the subsequent ECB actions confused…

Nine out of ninety European banks failed stress tests

In this week’s bulletin: Nine out of ninety European banks failed stress tests, meaning they have to raise €2.5 billion between them to cover the potential shortfall Italy was the focus of investor concern last week, though no-one can agree…