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5 Reasons the Market Will Most Likely Hit a Downward Trend Next Year

Written by Joshua Rodriquez a financial writer for anyoption.com – the worlds leading binary option trading platform. As an investor, market analyst, and writer, I pay close attention to the United States stock market and factors that tell me whether or not to expect it to rise. After analyzing quite a bit of data, I've come to the conclusion that I'll be on the bearish side next year. Here are 5 reasons I've come to that conclusion. Reason #1: The S&P 500 Told Me So The S&P 500 is one of the United States' three major blue chip indices. It's also the index...

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 really, from a contract win to above expected results and chances are you're in for a good day. If that release throws up the dreaded "below market expectations" or "difficult market conditions" within the first paragraph or two, you're almost inevitably in for a day in which the price will finish down. That...

Supergroup’s Lastest Interims

Prices in Supergroup - the High Street fashion retailer - are testing 24 month highs on the back of their interim results released on the 12th December. For those of you new to the world of Supergroup, they're the company behind the Superdry and CULT brands. Here'a a little blurb from the Superdry website: Inspired by a trip to Tokyo in 2003, Superdry fuses design influences from Japanese graphics and vintage Americana, with the values of British tailoring. The result – unique urban clothing, with incredible branding and an unrivalled level of detailing. Such distinctiveness has gained the brand exclusive appeal, as well...

Getech: Shaking Up the World of Geological Data

Everyone loves a trading update when the words, "exceed current market expectations" appear at, or close to the top of the page. That's just what Getech - the oil services business specialising in the provision of exploration data and geological exploration studies - delivered today. In that trading update, Getech's Chief Executive, Raymond Wolfson, had this to say: "The combination of strong data sales and commitments to Globe has continued to underpin the performance of the Company. Our comprehensive Earth Systems Models, which build on the core of the Globe product, are attracting increasing interest and we are very pleased that demand...

Sepura 2013 – Onward and Upward

Regular readers may remember a time last year when I began to get all holier-than-thou about my new investment philosophy. It was certainly the future of investment as far as I was concerned. I'd shown the door to my past strategies of following the bulletin board masses into what must surely be AIM's next triple-bagger, or lapping up the utopian vision of smooth-talking CEOs. Any potential new investment now had to pass muster with my new stock screening system. It was to be a major turning point in my see-sawing investing career. No more calling Dad for a chat and...

EMIS Group

Sometimes a market over-reaction to news creates the perfect buying opportunity for the shrewd investor but what constitutes an over-reaction? Whilst it's not always evident without the benefit of hindsight, there's certainly an observable outcome over time - a steep dip in price followed by a leisurely stroll back up to where the market was before the news. Our job as investors is to recognise these drops for what they are - and short them down if that's our thing - or pick the turning point and ride them back up to where they began. Here's one we prepared earlier: The EMIS...

Supergroup Hits 12 Month Highs

A retailer sells more product over Christmas, it releases a statment to that effect, the price of its stock goes up. It's investing Utopia. But how often does it happen just like that in reality? Read on my sceptical friends...

Get a FTSE up in December

  A friend of mine recently asked if I went long on the FTSE for a month each December? I looked at him a little strangely thinking, what a silly question (and what's the story with that shirt). Why, with the markets ramping down for the holidays and many investors taking defensive positions before hitting the slopes, would I put my hard earned on an outcome that goes against all my prevailing investment logic (pardon the oxymoron). Sure, there's a case for Christmas spending buoying the retail and manufacturing sectors and I guess there's a merry optimism to the population come December...

Range Resources and Newton’s Third Law Redux

For those of you who drop by from time to time, you may remember a little piece I penned late last month titled, Range Resources and Newton's Third Law. To cut out the babble (and there was a fair bit of babble), the post travelled along the lines that, if: prices (of late) were tending to drop on good news, then surely there was a case to be argued that a little bad news could see a...

Hornby – Stopping All Stations to the Olympics

Without setting any records of its own, Hornby's (of die-cast model railway fame) share price may well have turned the corner, partly on the back of the success of the London Olympics. Hornby’s official Olympic range features in excess of 160 items priced from £2 through to £100 and includes figurines, key-rings, die-cast London buses and black cabs. With Team GB dominating the track cycling, Hornby's Scalextric Velodrome Cycling set may find it's way into a few Christmas stockings come December. If demand for their 1:5 scale Olympic Torch is anything to go by, then the appetite for Olympic memorabilia is as...

Range Resources and Newton’s Third Law

I've spoken at length in the recent past about the futility of releasing perfectly good statutory news in these most trying of financial times. I know, I know, timely release of such news is mandatory, but wouldn't it be nice to stockpile all of those nuggets of wonderful data - the opportunistic deals, the reassuring JORCs, the tantalising executive re-shuffles - and drip feed them to the investing community piecemeal in more economically fragrant times. Time and time again in recent months I've woken to news releases ranging the gamut of pleasant to overwhelmingly positive just to witness the price close...

Norseman Gold Update

Following on from Friday's announcement that Kevin Maloney - Chairman of the Tulla Resources Group of companies - has now fronted up as Norseman Gold's Executive Chairman to the Board, Norseman has announced details of an A$20 million private placement, including the conversion of A$8 million of debt to equity. It's been a turbulent week on the Norseman share price front with shares trading in a wide band between highs of 3.6 pence and lows of 2.65 pence (ouch) - where it stands at the time of writing. A change of Chairman and a placement announcement will do that to a share,...