John Wood Group shares

John Wood Group Shares – Trading Tips

In June of 2017, John Wood Group shares fell by more than 2% after the Aberdeen based oil and gas Exploration Company released a trading update that was described by some observers as ‘downbeat’. This was not surprising taking both the general and specific circumstances into account. In the more general field, the price of crude oil remained volatile, this… Read more →

should I sell my Carillion shares

Should I Sell My Carillion Shares?

During a three-day period in July 2017, many observers would have answered the question posed in the title of this article with a resounding and hearty ‘Yes.’ During that short space of time, 70% was cut from the value of the giant UK government contractor. At the end of the three days of mayhem, Carillion shares were trading at 59p… Read more →

Aberdeen Asset Management shares

Aberdeen Asset Management shares – Buy or Sell?

When Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management, two leading Scottish fund managers, announced their intention to merge in March 2017, the result was a jump in Standard Life prices by 9%. So far, so good for Standard Life shareholders, but what about their counterparts from the other business in the equation? What effect would the merger have on Aberdeen Asset… Read more →

Zymeworks IPO

Zymeworks IPO – Risk Free?

In contrast to the predictions being garnered by another pharmaceutical, therapeutic and biotech companies in 2017, the Zymeworks IPO was greeted with considerable anticipation and many observers and analysts were recommending that their customers and readers seriously consider investing in the Vancouver-based biopharmaceutical company’s initial public offering. The IPO aimed to sell 4.5 million shares in the company at prices… Read more →

Scottish Referendum Rumours Cause Pound Dip

Scottish Referendum Rumors Cause Pound Dip

It will come as no surprise, but it has been reported that PM May remains staunchly against a yet another Scottish independence referendum taking place. Speaking to reporters in London, a rep of the PM openly stated; “Should another referendum regarding Scottish Independence be muted? Our straight forward answer to that is a concise ‘No’.” A statement – which addressed… Read more →

The UK General Election

The UK General Election: pragmatic reaction, opportunist ploy or a bit of both?

On the 18th April 2017, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced that she was going to ask parliament to call a General Election of the 8th of June that year. This move caused surprise and indeed seemed to represent a flip-flop for Mrs May, who had previously always stated that there would… Read more →

qudian ipo

Qudian IPO – Must watch IPO

By the early months of 2017, the prospect of a Qudian IPO was exciting considerable interest around the world. The Chinese micro-lender was rumoured to be seeking an IPO in New York and hoping to raise a figure that was estimated as varying between US$500 million up to US$1 billion. Analysts spoke of an interesting opportunity presented by this unusual… Read more →

samsung shares trading guide

Samsung Shares Trading Guide

If you are trading in Samsung shares then you are probably aware that all has been rosy in the world of the South Korean electronics giant over the past year. Indeed it has seemed at times that the company has been permanently beset by scandals of all sorts and kinds. There was the scandal with the Galaxy Note 7, a… Read more →