Tag: Global Market

Gasoline and heating oil fell

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) — Gasoline and heating oil fell as commodities retreated on concern that Greece’s bailout was unraveling over German demands for deeper budget cuts and that the region’s debt crisis would spread.

Why trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs)?

CFDs provide an alternative way to trade. Waiting to set aside the capital to buy a share portfolio can mean missing valuable trading opportunities. CFDs allow you to be involved in the market now. And with only a proportion of your capital invested using CFDs in comparison to physical shares, you have the freedom to use the difference for other investment opportunities – making your money work smarter.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Investors dump stocks after U.S. downgrade

NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks plunged on Monday
and investors fled to the safety of gold and bonds after the
downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s stoked
fears the United States is slipping into recession.

Wall Street slumped as much as 6 percent by mid-afternoon
and European stocks hit a two-year low. A favored gauge of
investor anxiety spiked well above 40, a sign investors are
afraid of more declines to come. The CBOE Volatility Index
.VIX surged 41.9 percent at 45.40.

Investors were struggling to discern the effects of the
U.S. credit rating downgrade to AA-plus from AAA, which could
hit various components of the vast U.S. financial sector, from
mortgage lenders to municipal issuers and insurers.

Investing in India

As investments go, India has really great long-term prospects. No doubt about it. Indeed, India has enjoyed very decent growth rates for the last decade, pulling many of its people out of poverty in the process. But investing in India…