Getech: Bad News, Good News

Getech: Bad News, Good News

It’s a funny old game, investment. Stripped back to the basics, sound investment really is a matter of choosing a company which produces more good news than bad. Most of the the time that is, there are exceptions. Open a release where the company is “pleased to announce“, well, anything...
Berkeley Mineral Resources

Berkeley Mineral Resources

There’s been some nice price action on an equity I’d almost forgotten I owned in the past few days. Not that I’m running with a portfolio overflowing with holdings, far from it, it’s just that this equity in particular has been a bit of a slow-burner. In my opinion it’s...
City Index Review

City Index Review

Having more than one spread betting or CFD account at your disposal makes good investment sense. It’s not just individual spreads that differ between providers, often market coverage (for AIM shares in particular) and margin requirements, vary dramatically for a share from provider to provider, so it’s well worth doing...
Staffline

Staffline

As an investor there’s a lot to like about any company that has a sturdy business model. A company designed to prosper in the good times and outperform in the bad. A defensive share that wont lag during a bull market. If you can find a handful of these shares...
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Why the UK is Such a Magnet for International Trade?

The national headlines have recently been heavily slanted towards the subject of large scale labour immigration into the UK but what has slipped quietly under the radar is the substantial influx of foreign companies into the country in recent years. Leading providers of international tax services like London based accountants, Baker Tilly, have identified the...

Business Tax Services Professionals Warn Employers To Beware Of PAYE Penalties

In this age of fiscal discipline, controlling cash flow and bad debts is as vital to government finances as it is to businesses so it comes as no surprise that HMRC is in the process of introducing its Real Time Information (RTI) system to immediately pick up on employers who are either being just plain...

City Index Product Comparisons

Over the past few months we’ve kicked the tyres and prodded around under of the hood of Spread Betting and CFD provider, City Index. We’ve taken a look at some of their recent promo campaigns – including their efforts to turn celebrities into traders (and to make a little wonga for their charity of choice...

The Popularity of Online Courses Continues

Education has always played an important part in a person’s advancement. But never has it been so easy to obtain schooling than it is now. In years gone by, a college degree was considered the most important declaration of having reached a high level of erudition. When college degrees became commonplace, a Master’s Degree took...

City Index Celebrity Trader

As one of the world leaders in UK spread betting and CFD trading, City Index has always been on the front foot when it has come to promoting their product. In Autumn 2012, City Index choose eight aspiring traders and pitted them against each other in a trading competition. The six week web series, titled...

Is it Fair to Single Out China for Currency Manipulation?

China has oftentimes been accused of manipulating its currency to derive significant economic and international trading benefits. A recently released report by the US Treasury Department concluded that China cannot be considered a currency manipulator. The report did indicate however that the Chinese RMB has appreciated at an unusually slow rate. The semi-annual report that...

5 Films Every Binary Options Trader Should Watch

Trading binary options and being involved in such a potentially rewarding, although risky, investment venture requires constant self-improvement. You need to be able to employ various investment tactics and strategies in order to stay the course through the myriad of changes that the binary options market will inevitably throw up. Whilst there are more mainstream...

Investment Options from the Comfort of your Home

Online shopping is an established feature of commerce today. It should therefore come as no surprise that online trading is now a major part of the investment world. As a result, while buying and selling stocks and shares or anything else may have been an intimidating prospect in the past, you can now carry out...

5 Common Accounting Mistakes To Be Aware Of

Owners of small businesses will often undertake most, if not all, of the day to day accounting tasks in their business. It’s a laborious process and one that can take vital time away from increasing new business and as the business does grow the accounting procedures can become more complex as well as increasing in...

Does Automated Trading Really Work?

Automated trading can be used for a number of different types of trading and it is used to make trades on behalf of a person by using software to perform the trades. It is often used because trades can be made quicker than if they were being done manually, but there are a number of...

2014 Set To Be A Strange Year For Gold Investment

We last touched on gold investment back in 2011 and presented the precious metal as a generally appealing and generally positive means of “alternative” investment. Often presented as one of the lowest risk options for investors, gold investment remains a popular choice for those looking to diversify and/or stabilize their portfolios. Just to recap, here...

AIFMD – A Tough Road Ahead

For fund managers falling within the scope of Alternate Investment Fund Manager’s Directive (AIFMD), 2014 is expected to be a busy year. The industry, which managed to stay out of the regulatory spectrum, came into focus following the events like financial crisis and the Madoff scam. These events brought to light the fact that the...