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Would-be buyers on the dip face their next test

“The VIX, or ‘fear index,’ trades near 30 and CNN’s Greed and Fear index at just 12, so with near-term sentiment seemingly washed out...

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 14:07


UK wage growth and inflation figures: 17 and 18 May

The Bank of England has pushed through its fourth interest rate increase in sixth months after its warning that inflation could reach 10% towards the...

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 16:42


What higher interest rates have meant for US stocks

“The US Federal Reserve’s determination to continue tightening monetary policy, via both higher interest rates and sterilisation of Quantitative Easing, is likely to make life...

Fri, 06/05/2022 - 10:10


What could happen to markets if Apple posts a rotten quarter?

“Name changes mean that the sextet of Meta, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Netflix and Microsoft are no longer the FAANGM...

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 10:35


Barclays first-quarter results: 28 April

"The big US banks have, to some degree at least, set the tone for the Big Five FTSE 100 firms, with a return to taking...

Fri, 22/04/2022 - 10:18


Gooch stumped by covid even as orders recover

“It may be headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, but Gooch & Housego has a worldwide reach and normally a profit alert from the electrical...

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 09:57


S&U posts another dividend increase as profits rebound

“A huge drop in loan impairments, sensible lending policies and strong collections all mean that specialist finance provider S&U is making the most of...

Thu, 31/03/2022 - 17:08


Western oil majors yet to ramp up capex despite higher crude prices

“Saudi Aramco is increasing its capital investment budget for 2022 to around $45 billion, compared to analysts’ consensus expectations of around $36 billion, as it...

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 11:23


Ferguson fails to fire up investors despite bumper earnings and more buybacks

Ferguson’s chief executive Kevin Murphy must be wondering quite what he has to do to make investors happy, as huge jumps in first-half sales...

Thu, 17/03/2022 - 15:28


Ashtead gives investors a lift with strong update Tags

Ashtead is best known for its earthmovers, small tools and cherry-picker platforms and the equipment rental giant is giving its shareholders a lift with...

Fri, 11/03/2022 - 10:29


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