Market Musings Tues 25 Feb 20: Looking for Green in a Sea of Red. Finding Pullbacks with RP Scanner

Market Musings Tues 25 Feb 20: Looking for Green in a Sea of Red. Finding Pullbacks with RP Scanner

Is there blood in the streets yet? Today saw some glimmer of a relief rally on the open with the major UK indices rallying even as gold was pulling back....
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Market Musings Mon 24 Feb 20: Virus Fears go Viral: VIX spikes, Gold Shining

Market Musings Mon 24 Feb 20: Virus Fears go Viral: VIX spikes, Gold Shining

Daily Roundup 17:30 The UK markets closed off session lows but heavily in the red as all the major indices lost more than 3% today in the single biggest one...
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Oil and Gas in a Bear Market as Alternative Energy Shines Brightly

Oil and Gas in a Bear Market as Alternative Energy Shines Brightly

 Bear Market for Oil and Gas There is no other way to put it, 2019 was an awful year for Oil and Gas.   The  Oil and Gas sector was the...
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Market Musings Thurs 13 Feb 20: New Record Highs, New Norms

Market Musings Thurs 13 Feb 20: New Record Highs, New Norms

US Makes Record Highs ..Again: Oil Stays in the green US markets closed at new record highs yet gain last night with more reassurance from Fed's Powell on intervention should...
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Market Musings Wed 12 Feb 20: Oil Relief: IQE Rallies: FTSE 250 Bull Flag Breakout – to new ATHs?

Market Musings Wed 12 Feb 20: Oil Relief: IQE Rallies: FTSE 250 Bull Flag Breakout – to new ATHs?

FTSE 250 Outperform Up 0.75% Has broken--out of a bull flag yesterday and seems set to test and exceed previous all-time-highs set in December 2019. Leadership from  DNLM, SNN, FNN,...
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Selected UK Companies Reporting w/c 24 Feb '20. Mousoever EPIC to view company name

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A heatmap showing daily price change by sector across all UK indices is now available via the Market Sentiment Dashboard. This adds to the tools allowing a rapid visual assessment of bullish and bearish sectors and shares. The heatmap is available via the button in the center of the dashboard. Relative performance of the constituent shares in each sector can then be viewed by drilling down

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2019 Review: Indices, Sectors and All-Time Highs and Lows

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Featured Articles

FEATURE ARTICLE. UK Markets 2019 - A Lookback Part 1: Exceptional Bull or the Case for a Catch-Up?

This article takes a look beneath the numbers and contextualizes the 2019 performance in terms of recent years and in direct comparison with that of 2018.  2019 was a year that greatly favoured the mid and large caps while punishing  many of the small caps. Almost half of the FTSE 250 shares made new ten year or all time highs in 2019  with 40% of the FTSE 100 doing similar ..

.....in stark contrast  40% of the AIM All-Shares made ten year or all time lows. 

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RP Scanner Identifies a 40% Pop - Short Squeeze Reversal in MTRO: Wed 06 Nov 19

MTRO came up on the RP Scanner Short Trade Ideas on Friday 1 Nov as a potential reversal having made a 14% intraday price move: it went on to rally almost  40% in  three trading days this week  in a classic short squeeze reversal play.

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Going for Gold August 2019: Trading Gold with Spreadbetting

The yellow metal has had a stunning run over the past few months and is currently up over 18% YTD making it one of the best performing “assets” of 2019. This article takes a look at the charts, identifies the set-ups and discusses trading spot gold using spread betting

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Burford Capital: A Reversal of Fortunes Aug 2019

This short article analyses the price action of Burford Capital before it tumbled over 60% in one day on 7 Aug 2019 following a short attack. The article highlights a number of technical warning signs that preceded the attack and illustrates how technical analysis can help evade disasters.

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Summer Storms 2019: Analysis of Indices and Sectors Aug 2019

Volatility over the past few weeks has resulted in very significant market moves with drops of 10% or more in some of the indices and larger in individual stocks. The AIM Markets have given back almost of all of their gains for 2019  while the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have outperformed

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Analysis of 541 IPOs Part 2: “D” Listers, Frauds, Buy-Outs and Nomads

Part 1 of this series identified 133 missing IPOs over the period studied: these were tracked down in Part 2 and the results weren't pretty. Almost half had delisted, one third were bought out while others had changed names, changed markets, gone back to private companies or were frauds. 25% of the 133 yielded a profit while 75% were a loss.

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Analysis of 541 IPO Placings . Part 1: Assassins and Rabbits; Multibaggers and Dogs.

408 IPOs from 2011 to 2019 were analysed quantitatively: the median return was -17% with a 60:40 split of losers to winners over the time period. This study proves with numbers that most IPOs lose money and often lose big: a few make money and do extremely well. A stop loss removes most of the dross and keep the multlibaggers

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