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    1. December 1, 2013

      Spread betting shrinks by 8% as confidence in market grows

      The pool of people spread betting in the UK has shrunk by 8 per cent this year, in a sign of renewed investor confidence in...

    2. September 19, 2013

      Social media helps traders keep up with market moving factors

      In April, US markets suffered a brief but sharp sell-off after a fake tweet from the hacked Twitter account of newswire AP...

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    1. September 19, 2013

      Smartphones mean never having to worry about your portfolio

      In 1995 Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, gave a newspaper interview explaining what he believed the future would be...

    2. August 26, 2013

      All to play for in search for star traders and spread switchers

      The scene sounds familiar: eight rookie traders battle each other for several weeks to win a £100,000 cash prize and compete...

    3. May 24, 2013

      European stocks take sharp turn lower

      European markets took a sharp turn lower as concerns over a global growth slowdown prompted continent-wide losses. The FTSE...

    4. March 25, 2013

      Growth opportunity surfaces in European periphery

      Traders looking to take advantage of any recovery in the global economy could place bets on peripheral European indices, but...

    5. March 25, 2013

      Interest rates: Making economic strengths count

      The sovereign debt problems in the eurozone have helped boost the popularity of trading government bonds, a market...

    6. February 26, 2013

      Italian banks lead heavy European sell-off

      Italian banks led a heavy sell-off across European markets as political deadlock in the country rekindled fears of crisis in...

    7. February 21, 2013

      An app for that ‘techie’ trading strategy

      When Apple launched its 3G iPhone four years ago its tag line was: “There’s an app for that.” Smartphone users soon learned...

    8. January 17, 2013

      Cruddas takes the helm at CMC Markets

      Peter Cruddas, the former co-treasurer of the Conservative party and founder of CMC Markets, is taking over as chief...

    9. January 16, 2013

      FXCM looks to China for growth

      FXCM, the US foreign exchange agency broker, is expecting China to be its biggest growth market this year, boosted by huge...

    10. December 28, 2012

      Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

      The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier holdings,...

    11. December 6, 2012

      Frankfurt stocks near 4-year high

      German stocks were edging up towards multiyear highs on Thursday, while Italian stocks fell sharply amid domestic political...

    12. November 23, 2012

      Amadeus misses out on European rally

      Spain’s Amadeus was one of a dozen stocks on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 to suffer heavy selling this week amid surging European...

    13. November 21, 2012

      KPN benefits from consolidation hopes

      Dutch telecoms provider KPN shook off its 10-year low amid consolidation hopes for the wider European sector. Shares rallied...

    14. October 30, 2012

      Tokyo export stocks lower on ‘timid’ BoJ

      Shares in Tokyo fell on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan acted largely as expected by expanding its asset purchases in an...

    15. October 22, 2012

      Stocks end week in negative territory

      Friday 21.10 BST. Stocks ended the week in negative territory, as mixed economic data and a series of weaker-than-expected...

    16. September 14, 2012

      Financials lead as FTSE pushes past 5,900

      Confirmation of fresh stimulus in the US sent the FTSE 100 back over 5,900 points on Friday for the first time since March,...

    17. September 6, 2012

      Evraz tops rally for London-listed miners

      Evraz was the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 as London-listed miners had their biggest rally in three months. The Russian...

    18. August 24, 2012

      ENRC leads miners down as FTSE flatlines

      Fears of a cash call pushed ENRC to a new three-year low in a flatlining London market on Friday. The Kazakh miner dropped...

    19. August 14, 2012

      Eurozone edges back towards recession

      The eurozone edged closer towards its second recession in three years after a resilient economic performance from Germany...

    20. July 27, 2012

      How you can invest in the Olympics

      The 2012 London Olympics is upon us and many people are hoping that the influx of tourists and professional athletes into...

    21. June 17, 2012

      Spread betting groups turn to new markets

      Spread betting operators are fighting to boost revenues from existing customers and find high-growth new markets, amid...

    22. May 25, 2012

      US stocks haunted by European fear

      European shadows continued to hang over Wall Street this week with technology stocks falling as several high-profile...

    23. April 19, 2012

      Chinese insurers outperform cautious Asia stocks

      Asian stocks eased on Thursday as investors sat on the sidelines ahead of a Spanish debt auction later in the day. The FTSE...

    24. April 19, 2012

      Upbeat earnings help London equities

      Stocks in London were traded cautiously on Thursday but earnings news was broadly supportive, helping keep the FTSE on an...

    25. April 4, 2012

      London joins global flight from risk

      A sharp market sell off took the FTSE 100 back to the 5,700 mark on Wednesday, with riskier banking and mining stocks...

    26. March 25, 2012

      PM’s fundraiser quits over cash for access

      David Cameron was on Sunday night under pressure to disclose fully which Conservative party donors he had wined and dined in...

    27. March 19, 2012

      Worldspreads fall sparks oversight plea

      Three of the UK’s largest spread betting companies have called for stricter oversight of their industry after the collapse...

    28. March 8, 2012

      Fear factor: Beginners need to be afraid

      New spread betting clients fall into two categories according to industry analysis: the scared and the not scared enough....

    29. March 8, 2012

      Asian stocks rally on US job hopes

      Asian stocks were lifted by improving prospects for a Greek debt swap deal and a recovery in the US labour market, while a...

    30. February 27, 2012

      Oil price rise sparks profit concerns in Asia

      Asian equity markets fell on Monday after concerns were raised that rising oil prices could have a damaging impact on...

    31. December 20, 2011

      Top Tips for trading contracts for difference

      Nearly 100,000 UK investors have made use of financial spread bets or contracts for difference (CFDs) in past year but it...

    32. December 19, 2011

      Big banks tumble as BofA breaches $5

      Bank of America shares fell beneath $5 for the first time since 2009, as bank stocks suffered heavy selling, pushing the S&P...

    33. December 8, 2011

      Inflation: How to profit from rising prices

      Savers, pensioners and cash-strapped households have all been hit hard by the rising Consumer Price Index, but there are...

    34. December 8, 2011

      Risk reduction: Diversifying assets is not as easy as it was

      Having a spread of investments has long been the approach favoured to minimise risk, but the rise in volatility across asset...

    35. December 8, 2011

      Gold prices: Yellow metal was a surprise casualty

      The gold price is often seen as a barometer of investor sentiment: the worse the outlook, the higher the gold price, as...

    36. December 2, 2011

      US luxury retailers lose some lustre

      US equities enjoyed their best week since March 2009 but chinks appeared in the emerging market consumer thesis that has...

    37. November 29, 2011

      Tiffany sales warning hits luxury stocks

      Investors dumped shares in luxury retailers after Tiffany forecast “weakness” in fourth quarter sales in Europe and the...

    38. November 22, 2011

      Netflix fundraising sets negative tone

      Netflix shares slumped 5.4 per cent per cent to $70.45 on Tuesday, as investors reacted to plans for a $400m capital raise,...

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