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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:23
The Stock Market can be quite the volatile game to play if you aren’t careful enough. Whether you’re looking at unit trust prices or want to build a portfolio of your own and pick stocks that way, you must know certain “tricks of the trade” in order to feel comfortable that your investment will guarantee you the desired return. Here are some strategies that you may consider using before making your next big investment for your portfolio.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 00:14
Gold prices fell on Wednesday after a weak statistical data in the U.S. and Europe increased investor interest in the dollar, reducing the demand for the metal as a commodity, according to data exchanges.
The June gold futures in New York Comex Exchange on trading results fell in price by 0.5% – up to 1654 dollars per troy ounce.Analyst firm Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) said on Wednesday that the number of jobs in private companies in the USA in April increased by 119,000 compared with March, while analysts expected increase in rate by 175 thousand.
The volume of industrial orders in the U.S. in March 2012 decreased compared to February to 1.5%, which was the most significant indicator for the last three years.
In addition, the index of business activity in the field of industrial production for the 17 eurozone countries (PMI) for the final assessment, declined in April 2012 by 1.8 index points from March and up 45.9 points. Thus, the data were worse than analysts’ forecasts, expected a decline to 46 index points from 47.7 points in March.
Against this backdrop, the dollar to a basket of six currencies of countries – major trade partners of the United States rose to 79.15 points from 78.82 points to close of trading Tuesday.
“Many investors now prefer to wait for a more opportune moment to enter the gold market,” – says a trader FuturePath Trading in Chicago, Frank Lasch (Frank Lesh), quoted by the agency MarketWatch.
The increase in gold prices in 2011 amounted to almost 10%. As a result, eleven-year period, the rising cost of metal is the longest, at least since 1920. During the first quarter of 2012 the metal rose by 6.7% in April metal prices fell by 0.5%.
The main factors supporting the value of gold, which is regarded by investors as a more reliable alternative to volatile currencies and subject to severe fluctuations in shares of companies that are debt crisis in Europe and the acceleration of inflation in different countries.
Saturday, 05 May 2012 00:35
Samsung engineers have equipped the Galaxy SIII wider than previous models, 4.8-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera. In addition, the smartphone will use the latest version of the operating system Google Android.
reported that in some markets Galaxy SIII will be available in late May, with general availability will come in June.
On Analysts said the good sales of mobile devices will be provided thanks to a successful marketing campaign. In particular, the gadget will be declared the “official smartphone” Olympic Games in London in 2012.
recall, the South Korean company’s net profit in the I quarter of 2012. increased by 81.3% and amounted to 5.05 trillion won (4.44 billion dollars). The volume of sales for the period grew by 22% and operating profit from sales of smartphones Galaxy has risen by 98% and reached 5.85 trillion won (5.15 billion dollars).
It is worth noting that in early 2012. Finnish Nokia Samsung pushed into second place in the list of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones.
Samsung Electronics – the flagship industries of South Korea and the world leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital equipment. The company occupies a leading position in world markets LCD displays and microchips Memory Dram and Nand.
Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:27
Spain's Ministry of Finance has placed medium-term debt securities at 2.516 billion euros, while the yield increased compared with previous similar auctions, writes Agence France Presse.
In particular, have been placed in government bonds worth 979 million euros maturing in 2015. Their yield rose to 4.037% from 2.617% per annum during the placement of similar securities in March.
In addition, the government offered to investors to debt securities with maturities of Spain in January and July 2017 totaling 1.537 billion euros. The yield on both types of securities also increased, and exceeded 4% per annum.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:06
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Boerse AG will discontinue its First Quotation Board and tighten the rules of its Entry Standard segment to fight "massive and frequent suspected cases of market manipulation."
The operator of the Frankfurt stock exchange will end the segment where 448 stocks are listed in the third quarter, Laeticia Adam, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Boerse, said. Companies affected can switch to the more highly regulated Prime Standard and General Standard segments should they fulfill the requirements, move to the Entry Standard segment, or lose their listing, she said.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:47
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange said Wednesday that it plans to end its proposed merger with the parent of the Frankfurt exchange, after European officials blocked the deal.
NYSE Euronext (NYX, Fortune 500) said it will instead repurchase shares, as a way to bolster value to investors once the agreement with Deutsche Boerse is officially terminated.
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:41
LinkedIn Corp (LNKD)
Price Change (% chg): $-15.89 (-17.39%)
Buy strength: hold
- As of August 4, 2011, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
- More than half of LinkedIn members are currently located outside of the United States.
- There were nearly two billion people searches on LinkedIn in 2010.
- Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn also has U.S. offices in Chicago, New York, Omaha and San Francisco. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Delhi, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto.
- The company’s management team is comprised of seasoned executives from companies like Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, TiVo, PayPal and Electronic Arts. The CEO of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.
- LinkedIn is currently available in nine languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish and Romanian.
- As of June 30, 2011 (the end of the second quarter), LinkedIn has 1,515 full-time employees located all around the globe. LinkedIn started off 2011 with about 1,000 full-time employees located all around the globe, up from around 500 at the beginning of 2010.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:34
Petroquest Energy Inc
Price Change (% chg): $0.97 (+13.57%)
Buy strength: 55%
PetroQuest Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the Arkoma Basin, East Texas, South Louisiana and the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. PetroQuest’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker PQ.Web: http://www.petroquest.com
Source: PetroQuest Energy, Inc.
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