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Vodafone Group – On the airwaves and onto the wires -

The European telecommunications industry is experiencing a consolidation period at the moment as operators scramble to combine internet, mobile, television and fixed line services into one simple package known as quad-play. Let’s face it, you’ve probably been getting (and binning) reams of junk mail offering you just that.

Agricultural and Soft Commodities – How to Bet The Farm -

The importance of these markets cannot be overstated – their wares form the basis for consumables just as the basic materials do for construction and technology. While we pointed out recently that the old adage ‘sell in May and go away..’ is losing validity in today’s equity markets, it’s clear that old habits die hard…

Lloyds Banking Group – Where next? -

The well-known and much traded UK banks are back in the spotlight following a surprise 2015 UK general election result where pro-business Conservatives took absolute power, giving equities a boost. The sector has benefited from removal of the perceived threat of tougher regulation from a Labour-led leadership (bank break-up, higher bank levy, mansion tax) along…

Sell in May? No Way! – 10 stocks to trade this summer -

You may be familiar with the old adage ‘Sell in May, go away, don’t come back until St. Ledger’s day.’ The premise of the saying goes something like this: The summer is, some say, a tough time for stocks. They suffer across the board as people switch off their central heating, stop drinking so much…

Post Election Picks -

Markets are hailing a Blue Britain for the next five years. In a result no one expected, Cameron’s Conservative Party was returned to power – this time to govern alone. But what does this mean for you, the trader? The good news is, it should bring opportunities aplenty to benefit from market moves, whether up…

2015’s Second Quarter: Sectors and Stocks to Watch. -

After a very strong Jan-Mar period, we take a look at a selection of blue-chip stocks which could offer exciting trading opportunities in the Apr-Jun quarter. In some cases these household  names will have performed well and in other cases less so. However, all are worth a look at in terms of potential for them to…

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