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Brexit: Trading Opportunities

Brexit Timeline

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016 (aka as Brexit) sparked an unprecedented wave of volatility in UK markets. The pound immediately plunged to its lowest in 30 years and has since suffered very large intra-day moves. The FTSE 100 cratered before turning course and enjoying one of its best ever rallies to achieve a series More...

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Trading Opportunities
By Robert On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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5 Events Leading to Potential Trading Opportunities in 2017

In 2016 the currency markets experienced a lot of volatility, as many different geo-political events had an impact on separate currency values. There was the shock Brexit vote in the UK, Donald Trump’s victory More...

EUR/GBP Currency Pair
By Robert On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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How the EUR/GBP has Started 2017

It’s fair to say that the EUR/GBP currency pairing experienced a tumultuous year in 2016. The start of the year wasn’t so bad, but when the UK’s EU membership referendum was announced, and then More...

2017 Economy: Stock Market
By Robert On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Strong Start to 2017

We’re experiencing a positive start to the year as far as equity markets are concerned. The FTSE100 is set to close at a fresh all-time high while the major US indices remain within a few points of their own More...

Trump Won!
By Robert On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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TRUMP Won!

The result of the US presidential election has taken analysts by surprise and shaken up the financial markets. Read below to see what Steve Ruffley has to say about today’s market activity, presenting both More...

Sterling Crash
By Robert On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Sterling Flash Crash!

Cable Capitulation: GBPUSD drops 800 pips Wow! What happened? The morning of 7th October 2016 at 00:07 UK time GBPUSD was trading at 1.2601. Over the next few seconds the 1.2600 level broke and mass selling kicked More...

Financial Crash
By Robert On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Experts Claim that Short-Selling Did Not Cause the Financial Crash

For a long time, short-selling was held responsible for the financial crash of 2008. In the eyes of many, it was culpable beyond doubt, with aggressive trades charged with costing investors $1 billion, driving around More...

Fat Finger Trade
By Robert On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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A Selection of the Worst Fat Finger Blunders

The pound has made headlines recently, after dropping by an alarming six per cent in a matter of minutes. This represented one of its greatest falls in documented history, and left many traders, commentators, and More...

Brexit Opinion Polls
By Robert On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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How Likely is a Brexit and How Much Would it Impact the GBP?

As the day of the vote nears, the foreign exchange market continues to react to the possibility of Britain pulling out of Europe, the Brexit. At present, the vote seems to be hanging in the balance, with no one More...

Twitter used to predict Stock Market
By Robert On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Can Twitter be used to Predict Moves in the Stock Market?

A ground breaking study by behavioral scientists has revealed that the mood of the public reflected on social media websites such as Twitter could be used to predict fluctuations in the notoriously unpredictable More...