Chris Wheal

Chris Wheal is head of Content at He set up and ran Daily Finance in the UK and then merged it with Walletpop to launch AOL Money. He previously edited three B2B magazines, including Insurance Times, as well as supplements in The Guardian. He has won awards for business and consumer journalism

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When you move your stop loss so it fails to stop losses

Have you ever widened the gap between your stop loss and your opening trade to hold a trade open longer? Have you then cancelled a stop loss order to keep your trade open? If you have, you need to think again.

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Markets spooked as US inflation hints at rate rises

Higher than hoped for US inflation figures spooked the market in early trading, with indices around the world dropping sharply on the news.

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Crypto and Bitcoin regulation: central banks urged to take action

Worldwide regulation of cryptocurrencies that could kill off their kudos has moved a step closer with outright criticism from the Bank for International Settlements' (BIS) general manager Agustín Carstens

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SEC halts AriseCoin's 'fraudulent' cryptocurrency ICO

US regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has struck at an alleged fraudulent cryptocurrency ICO (initial coin offering), in a further blow to the cryptocurrency market on the day South Korea banned anonymous trading.

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Cryptocurrencies to bounce back after Lunar New Year

Some cryptocurrency traders are claiming cryptos have always fallen in January due to the Asian celebration of the Lunar New Year and they will bounce back shortly.

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Europeans queue up to criticise cryptocurrencies

Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, has warned cryptocurrency investors they could “lose all of your investments”.

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Toys R Us under threat as UK pension lifeboat looks set to block rescue plans

The PPF has said it intends to vote against Toys R Us rescue plans in a move that could see the embattled chain plunge into administration.

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British Gas owner Centrica admits it needs to do more to get customers off rip-off deals

Britain’s biggest energy firm said it would consider doubling the contact it has with customers on standard variable tariffs after a grilling from MPs.

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Old Mutual sells asset management unit to private equity

Old Mutual has struck a deal to sell its single strategy asset management arm to private equity outfit TA Associates for £600 million.

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Hedge funds add wary sterling bets before EU summit

Sterling steadied on Monday after posting its biggest daily drop in more than a month on Friday

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Pound, financials push FTSE higher

A weaker pound, buoyant overnight Asian shares and growing confidence in the financial sector helped pushed British shares higher and slightly ahead of their European peers on Monday

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BuzzFeed plans job cuts reorganisation after revenue miss

BuzzFeed is laying off about 100 employees and reorganising its advertising sales and business operations as it moves away from relying purely on native advertising

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Nasdaq plans to launch Bitcoin futures in first half 2018

Nasdaq and broker Cantor Fitzgerald are looking to join the rush on Wall Street to trade bitcoin, which powered above $11,000 on Wednesday.

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Bitcoin above $11,000 shows more signs of a bubble

Bitcoin surges above $11,000, last trading up 14% on the day at $11,281

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European consumer confidence surges

Eurozone consumer confidence surged in November to reach its highest level since the start of 2001, a sign that the stronger rate of economic growth achieved in 2017 is likely to continue into next year.

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