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GE Leads a Flood of Q4 Earnings Reports

25 Jan 2015 @ 19:23
“GE (NYSE:GE) ended the year with strong fourth-quarter industrial earnings and margin growth. the environment remains volatile, but we continue to see infrastructure growth opportunities. We are pleased with our execution in 2014, meeting our commitment to grow industrial segment profits 10%, industrial segment organic growth of 7%, increasing operating margins 50 basis points...
 

Eagle Bancorp secures recording earnings

21 Jan 2015 @ 22:41
Details include assets exceeding $5.2bn Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGBN), the parent company of EagleBank, today announced record quarterly net income of $14.7 million ($16.9 million on an operating basis) for the three months ended December 31, 2014, a 23% increase on a net income basis (41% on an operating basis) over the $12.0 million net income for the three months ended December 31...
 

CHF Pairs Volatility – a Blessing and a Curse

19 Jan 2015 @ 22:23
“It’s futile to call the trade before it happens. One can never know beforehand if a trade is going to be a day trade, a short term trade of days or weeks or a long term trade of weeks up to months. Every trade develops from the embryonic stage of the smallest form on the smallest time scale.” – Dirk Vandycke How It Started On September 2011, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) made a decision to...
 

The Swiss Franc Drama Isn't Over Yet

19 Jan 2015 @ 16:59
In the world of modern media, stories are told as headlines, with one replacing another in rapid sequence, often creating a public impression that the story is over. Reality is quite a different thing. The stories continue to unfold for weeks and months – and even years – beyond the initial headlines. The decision last week by the Swiss National Bank to un-peg the Swiss franc from...
 

UPDATE: FXCM Lives to Trade Another Day

16 Jan 2015 @ 23:42
FXCM (NYSE:FXCM) announced late this afternoon that it had entered into a funding agreement with Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) by which the latter would provide $300 million in cash that will bring FXCM into compliance with regulatory financial requirements. FXCM had become insolvent overnight, losing $225 million following the Swiss National Bank’s decision to un-peg the...
 

Swiss Knife Forex Traders in the Back

16 Jan 2015 @ 15:42
No one saw it coming. There was not even a hint in advance that the Swiss National Bank (SNB) was about to stab the financial world in the back. As we reported yesterday, the euro and the U.S. dollar took immediate hits. But we also expected broader and longer term fallout would follow. In the past 24 hours, devastating aftershocks are being felt around the world, especially among  exchange...
 

Special Trading Signals on CHF Pairs (January 16 – 30, 2015)

15 Jan 2015 @ 21:08
AUDCHF = Buy USDCHF = Buy EURCHF = Buy CADCHF = Buy CHFJPY = Sell GBPCHF = Buy NZDCHF = Buy NB: Every trade could be entered with a stop loss of 200 pips and a take profit of 400 pips. Only 1% is risked per trade. With an account balance of $20,000, a position size of 0.1 would be used (0.01 lots for each $2,000). The breakeven stop is set after about 150-pip profit is made. A trailing stop of...
 

SNB Deals Euro & USD a Nasty Blow

15 Jan 2015 @ 17:05
The financial world is in disarray today.  It all started with an unexpected and startling press release by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) that said: “The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is discontinuing the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro. At the same time, it is lowering the interest rate on sight deposit account balances that exceed a given exemption threshold by 0.5 percentage...
 

Annual Trading Forecast on Royal Bank of Scotland (2015)

14 Jan 2015 @ 09:57
The RBS shares (LSE:RBS) are currently in a precarious bullish outlook. Large dips in the price have been followed by further northward rallies, and the current dip may also end up allowing more northward trend. Although the EMA 21 is now sloping upwards, the price is currently below it. The Williams’ % Range period 20 has also fluctuated close to the oversold territory, meaning the bears are...
 

TowneBank completes acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation

05 Jan 2015 @ 21:54
No cost figure released TowneBank (Nasdaq:TOWN) announced that, at the close of business on January 2, 2015, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Franklin Financial Corporation, parent company of Franklin Federal Savings Bank, one of the oldest and largest community-based financial institutions in central Virginia. All eight Franklin branches opened today as TowneBank Richmond...
 
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