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Marcus Holland

Marcus Holland has been trading the financial markets since 2007 with a particular focus on soft commodities. He graduated in 2004 from the University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in Business and Finance.

By Marcus Holland On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Focus on reports for this quarter sees banks’ shares slip

The current financial quarter ends today, which for many firms listed on stock markets means one thing – releasing data for the past three months. As this quarter draws to a close, anticipation of what banking More...

By Marcus Holland On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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What is spread betting?

Spread betting is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, as it gives people the chance to bet on a number of different outcomes rather than a simple result. While there are several betting companies offering products More...

By Marcus Holland On Friday, August 30th, 2013
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FTSE ends poor week on a positive

Most major stocks in the United Kingdom saw solid gains during the last trading session of the week after it emerged that the gross domestic product for the nation had increased more than expected during the second More...

By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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Europe Emerges from Recession

The Eurozone’s two largest economies pull the region out of recession Total gross domestic product for the Eurozone grew by 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013, heralding the end of the current recession. More...

By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Silver Poised to Test Higher Levels

Silver ETF prices edged higher on Wednesday continuing the trend which began on Monday.  News from a prominent Chinese newspaper help lift precious metals prices, as the paper inferred that the Chinese government More...

By Marcus Holland On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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What is Option Trading?

If you’ve been trading different stocks for a while and are interested in something little more speculative, then you should consider options trading. At the basic level, any option traded on the stock exchange More...

By Marcus Holland On Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Revenue growth and surprise profit drop in Q2 for Apple

As one of the world’s biggest and most respected technology firms, Apple are seen as a barometer of how the sector as a whole is performing. Until recently, their growth was almost unrivalled, enjoying quarterly More...

By Marcus Holland On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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An Undervaluation or a falling knife?

The decline in the price of Apple stock from just shy of $700 in September last year to around $400 currently, has driven heated debate throughout the investment community. Bears argue that the company has peaked, More...

By Marcus Holland On Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Upcoming key resistance could offer insight into the future of the EUR/USD

EUR/USD heads in to the trading week 22nd – 26th July having experienced a rise over the past two weeks from around the 1.2830 level (illustrated on the chart below by support marked 3) to around 1.3180 (illustrated More...

By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Banc De Binary CEO Issues Statement One Month After Being Charged by the SEC and CTFC

The CEO of Banc de Binary Ltd, Oren Laurent, released a statement last week that Banc de Binary is still in talks with the CFTC (US Commodity Futures and Trading Commission) and SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) More...