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Quantitative Easing - Coming to an end?

16 Oct 2014 @ 12:16
What is QE? Quantitative easing helped increase the flow of money supply into the equities markets by providing large financial institutions with capital in an effort to promote lending and liquidity, thus increasing a confidence level within the financial markets. Quantitative easing is generally applied when short-term interest rates are at or fast approaching zero. Why was QE necessary? QE...

Stock market bubbles - A brief history

19 Mar 2014 @ 14:15
“Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.” – Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds, 1841. Economic bubbles are great examples of societies failing to learn from previous mistakes. Time and...

At least the ‘noise' is early in the week - Accendo Markets - FTSE 100 Index Focus

15 Oct 2013 @ 13:41
Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, commented to clients this morning; We’re getting another batch of positive noises from Washington regarding a deal to re-open government, sort out a short-term budget and delay the debt ceiling. For once, at least it is early in the week, rather than a tease into the weekend that amounts to nothing. Enough time to get something done...

Weekly currency roundup – US budget concerns dominate sentiment

30 Sep 2013 @ 16:24
Pound Sterling The Pound began the week softer against the Euro after Angela Merkel won a landslide victory in the German elections. The result was seen as a positive for stability in Europe and sent the Euro slightly higher against Sterling. Disappointing economic data releases for the UK and negative comments from a Bank of England policy maker kept the currency down against its rivals on...

Fitch downgrades Malta to ‘A'

22 Sep 2013 @ 18:17
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Malta’s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to ‘A’ from A+. The Outlook is Stable. The ratings agency has simultaneously affirmed Malta’s Country Ceiling at ‘AAA’ and Short-term foreign currency rating at ‘F1′. In a statement Fitch said “There has been significant fiscal slippage...

Weekly Currency Roundup - A Week of Two Halves for the Pound

20 Sep 2013 @ 14:51
Pound Sterling While the Pound began the week trading in the region of multi-month highs against both the US Dollar and Euro, the British asset broadly softened on Thursday as an unexpected decline in UK retail sales dented investor confidence in the nation’s economic recovery. To ask a currency expert a question direct, click HERE Or to receive a FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote please click HERE...

Weekly currency roundup – Syria dominated the markets

30 Aug 2013 @ 11:24
Pound Sterling The Pound spent most of the week softer against its peers as concerns over possible military action against Syria was the main driving force behind the markets. Tuesday’s session saw the Pound fall against the Euro following the release of positive data out of the Eurozone and as tensions over Syria saw investors seek shelter in the safe haven currencies such as the Swiss Franc...

Weekly currency roundup – Federal Reserve minutes batter riskier assets

23 Aug 2013 @ 12:45
Pound Sterling The Pound spent most of the week higher against its major peers and on Monday it continued to ride higher against the US Dollar and Euro thanks to last week’s positive economic data releases. House price data released in the afternoon showed that prices had fallen for the first time in six-months in August. The slightly negative news was counteracted however by the decision by...

Weekly currency roundup – Another week of improvement for the UK and US economies

16 Aug 2013 @ 10:29
Pound Sterling The Pound made a second weekly gain after the UK currency received support from a host of positive economic data releases. On Monday Sterling made gains against the Euro as data showed that British banks increased the number of mortgages being approved .The data added credence to the belief that the UK recovery is picking up speed. To ask a currency expert a question direct...

Weekly currency roundup – A highly volatile week ends on a positive note for GBP,EUR,AUD,NZD

12 Aug 2013 @ 15:48
Pound Sterling – The Pound began the week on a positive note after economic data continued to support hopes that the UK economy is making a strong recovery. A better than expected services PMI climbed from 56.9 in June to 57.4 in July. To ask a currency expert a question direct, click HERE Or to receive a FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote please click HERE Pound Sterling Continued……...
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