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15 September: When the US Fed Called Time on Lehman

15 September: When the US Fed Called Time on Lehman

David Buik September 15, 2016 0

Having been in the market place for 53 years I suppose 15th September 2008 has to be the worst day in the history of banking by a country mile. Erin Callan, the FD of

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Sponsored Post: Tips for playing online slots

Sponsored Post: Tips for playing online slots

Guest Author September 9, 2016 0

Online slot games are pretty simple to play but, everyone can sometimes benefit by getting a better understanding of the game they love. Slots are the most popular among online casinos as well as

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A CEO Pay Cap Would Cap The Welfare Of All

A CEO Pay Cap Would Cap The Welfare Of All

Dani Bolt September 5, 2016 1

The share of national income going to top CEOs is going up and up. Government intervention to restrict this commits twin errors of assuming that rising pay at the top is an unwarranted endemic

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What Now for Bitcoin?

What Now for Bitcoin?

Guest Author September 1, 2016 0

Over recent years Bitcoin has had a habit of defying expectations. Since its dramatic 2013 price rise it has held level in spite of the constant predictions of naysayers that it’s just a fad,

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Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Thomas Walker August 25, 2016 2

In the UK, profits from spread betting are not subject to tax like those from other forms of investment and trading are. This is because British law treats spread betting as a form of

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Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Thomas Walker August 12, 2016 0

The idea that 90% of people who take up trading fail and end up blowing their accounts is a commonly heard one in articles, videos and on trading forums. The exact number varies, with

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The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

Thomas Walker August 3, 2016 0

Hardly any time seems to have passed since the last time the Bank of England was gearing up to reveal its new interest rate. That time, of course, the BOE defied expectations and kept

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Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Thomas Walker July 26, 2016 0

BT shareholders have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride recently thanks to the actions of national telecoms regulator Ofcom. The company’s share price has been in an erratic downward slide over recent weeks thanks

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It is Time to End the Attack on Buy-to-Let

It is Time to End the Attack on Buy-to-Let

Alexander Fiúza July 22, 2016 0

Over the last year the Cameron government used the tax code to heavily discourage buy-to-let investment, through such means as the 3% surcharge on second homes, the changes to mortgage interest relief and the

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What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

Thomas Walker July 19, 2016 0

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, a lot of remain supporters were very quick to point to the markets for evidence of what a calamity the outcome was going to be. Surely enough,

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