Bubbles can be caused by deliberate manipulation of punters

22 Jun 2017 @ 12:51

Some bubbles are caused by a widespread feeling that things are getting better, that an asset class, or many asset classes, are going to deliver terrific income flows to those who own them. So the mob descends, buying up those assets in a frenzy of common believe, whether caused by erroneous extrapolation, a grain of truth […]


ADVFN Morning London Market Report: Thursday 22 June 2017

22 Jun 2017 @ 09:53
London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye oil; May heads to Brussels London stocks edged lower in early trade, with oil prices in focus after heavy falls in the previous session that have left Brent crude sitting below $45 a barrel, as PM Theresa May set off to Brussels for the EU summit. At […]

Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Thursday 22 June 2017

22 Jun 2017 @ 09:52
The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers. BoE’s Haldane signalled readiness to vote for interest rate rise The Bank of England’s (BoE) Chief Economist, Andy Haldane indicated that he is ready to vote for an increase in interest rates “relatively soon”, as this could help prevent the central bank […]

ADVFN Morning London Market Report: Wednesday 21 June 2017

21 Jun 2017 @ 09:55
London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye Queen’s Speech London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday amid weaker oil prices, while UK investors awaited the Queen’s Speech. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.2% to 7,459.81, while the pound was off 0.2% against the euro and the dollar at 1.1320 […]

Some market manias

21 Jun 2017 @ 09:43
Kindleberger and Aliber’s book “Manias, Panics and Crashes” describes dozens of booms and busts, and looks for common characteristics. In today’s newsletter I’ll start to summarise some of the most interesting bubbles to try to get a grasp of share market manias and crashes (rather than bank-led manias, property manias, commodity manias, or other types). […]

Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Wednesday 21 June 2017

21 Jun 2017 @ 09:12
The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers. BoE’s Carney played down rate hike chances At his Mansion House speech in London, the Bank of England’s (BoE) Mark Carney warned that given the mixed signals on consumer spending and business investment in the UK and given the still subdued domestic […]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average

20 Jun 2017 @ 10:35
Kindleberger and Aliber (2015) point out in their book Manias, Panics and Crashes that in 1928 the market value of transactions on the NYSE increased by 36%.  In the first eight months of 1929 they were up by 53% expressed as an annual rate.  A similar rise was observed for the late 1990s – see […]

ADVFN Morning London Market Report: Tuesday 20 June 2017

20 Jun 2017 @ 09:55
London open: Stocks flat as investors eye Carney, Hammond speeches London stocks were flat in early trade as investors sifted through corporate news and awaited speeches from Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Chancellor Philip Hammond. At 0825 BST, the FTSE 100 was flat at 7,521.00, while the pound was up 0.1% against the […]

Guardian Stockbrokers Key Economic News Tuesday 20 June 2017

20 Jun 2017 @ 09:54
The key points from today’s economic news, brought to you by Guardian Stockbrokers. Euro-zone construction output rose in April On a monthly basis, the seasonally adjusted construction output rose 0.30% in April, in the Euro-zone. In the previous month, construction output had dropped 1.10%. Click here to sign up for the in depth Guardian Stockbrokers […]

Manias, Panics and Crashes

19 Jun 2017 @ 12:49
I want to understand more about the changes that occur in market manias, and how manias can move to panic, and finally a crash. To assist with my education I’ll write out the key points from a world famous book on the subject written by Kindleberger and Aliber, K&A. First, an overview of crises (what […]


Amur Minerals could soon break out northwards

22 Jun 2017 @ 13:50
Amur Minerals stock (LSE:AMC) is currently flat, forming a tight base that has been seen since April this year. The market trended downwards in February and March, prior to the current flat movement. The ADX period 14 is between the levels 20 and 30, while showing that there could be some considerable momentum in the […]

Nu-Oil & Gas: A Strangely Looking Market

16 Jun 2017 @ 04:22
Nu-Oil and Gas shares (LSE:NUOG) are a strange market. Price has been quite choppy this year, with most candlesticks having long upper and lower shadows.   4 EMAs are used for this strategy and they are EMAs 10, 20, 50 and 200. The color that stands for each EMA is shown at the top left […]

BMR Group to continue losing

08 Jun 2017 @ 08:39
BMR stock (LSE:BMR) is a bearish, losing market and this is what could continue. The market was bullish until February 2017, when things started coming down. The current bearish movement has been in place for more than 3 months, and this just seems to be the beginning. The EMA 21 is sloping downwards as price […]

Qatar Stock Exchange tumbled

06 Jun 2017 @ 11:43
Six Arab countries have severed all ties with the oil-rich state of Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen summoned their diplomats, shut down their borders, closed their airspaces, and barred further economic relations. All this comes as a retaliation to Qatar’s suggested financial backing of various Sunni extremist groups, the most […]


Forbidden Technologies to continue its weakness

22 Jun 2017 @ 13:58

Forbidden Technologies shares (LSE:FBT) are to continue the weakness apparent in the market. Price has been coming down since January 2107 and that has created a valid bearish outlook on the market. Price remains under than EMA 21 and in spite of the current consolidation, it is supposed to go further south, continuing the current […]


Daily analysis of major pairs for June 19, 2017

19 Jun 2017 @ 05:11
The GBP/USD is a volatile market, and price did not a make a significant directional bias last week. This has forced the market to enter a neutral bias in the short-term. There would be an end to the neutral bias when the accumulation territory at 1.2600 is breached to the downside, or the distribution territory […]

Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (June 19 - 23, 2017)

18 Jun 2017 @ 09:25
Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bullish The market largely consolidated last week – in the context of an uptrend. A movement below the support line at 1.1100 could trigger a bearish signal, and that exactly is what is expected this week, for the outlook on EURUSD (and some EUR pairs) […]

A bullish journey begins on Angle PLC

16 Jun 2017 @ 04:28
A bullish movement has begun on Angle PLC stock (LSE:AGL). In the past several months, price has moved in what can be called a tight consolidation, prior to the breakout that is being currently experienced. The breakout happened this month and this seems to be the beginning of a protracted bullish move. Price is now […]
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