Global Investing

Calling CCCs

February 17, 2012

Junk bonds have enjoyed a rally since the start of the year but investors are facing a dilemma.

from Reuters Investigates:

Financial cyber-bullying?

November 22, 2010

"They love a conspiracy theory on the boards," David Jones, chief market strategist at spread betting firm IG Index told UK correspondents Rosalba O'Brien and Matt Scuffham when they were reporting for "The stock, the web, the CEO and his lawyers" . It's a look at some of the shenanigans around highly speculative resource stocks when they are discussed on message boards like  ADVFN and iii. Late-night gossip and personal insults are par for the course: some suspect organised short-sellers may be behind the talk. Given the high volumes of online trading in the UK, we wonder how long it will be before regulator FSA is forced to take a closer look.

Global FTSE 100 shrugs off parochial UK GDP data

October 23, 2009

Britain’s FTSE 100 seems to be almost impervious to any bad data that can be thrown at it. GDP data shocked the market showing the UK unexpectedly contracted in the third quarter.

Terminal problems

May 5, 2009

If Nigerian banks appear to have suffered disproportionately in the global financial crisis, maybe they have Heathrow Terminal 5 to blame.

from Funds Hub:

Watch hedge fund manager Colin McLean give his market outlook

March 25, 2009

McLean was speaking today at London leg of the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity Summit.