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David Burrows

For more than 25-years, Dave has written for a wide range of newspapers and broadcasters including The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Sky News. Previously nominated as National Financial Media Journalist of the Year, Dave specialises in investment features and business profiles.

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Backtesting

Backtesting a trading strategy

Is backtesting a trading strategy worth the time and effort? Given that most professional fund managers backtest their methodology then the answer is a resounding yes.

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Wages

How to start investing on a low salary

There was a time when stock market investing was the sole preserve of the affluent and well-connected. But much has changed over the past few decades.

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What is blockchain all about?

Blockchain is one of those words you hear all the time but not always entirely sure what it is. We all want blockchain technology explained. So here goes: In simple terms Blockchain is a digital ledger that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

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Bull

Bulls power: what happens when the bulls stampede?

Stock markets are not always rational. Despite warnings to the contrary, of bubbles or over-heated valuation, investors often pile into a sector when it is flying, ever hopeful that the bull run has much further to go.

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Bears

Bears power – what happens when the bears run wild

In an extreme bear market, investor confidence is positively subterranean. All faith in the market has gone and the human instinct is to bail out. Rational thought is abandoned as panic selling sets in.

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Red carpet

How celebrities can impact trading and investment

Whether it is an unfortunate quote on live TV or radio, a stray email or an ill-advised comment on social media, corporate reputations can be knocked down in a matter of seconds.

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Pound notes

Absolute return investing – a strategy for all markets?

In simple terms an absolute return fund is designed to make a positive return regardless of the underlying market condition whatever asset class it is invested in - be that equities, bonds or a combination of assets.

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Moneysupermarket

Moneysupermarket sees share price slide after growth warning

Moneysupermarket’s share price took a hiding today as the financial comparison site revealed that it expected earnings to be flat in 2018.

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BAE

BAE shows improved earnings but expects flat 2018

UK defence company has BAE Systems has reported an 8% increase in annual earnings, in line with forecasts. The firm put the improved earnings numbers largely down to growing demand for its advanced precision kill weapon rockets.

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BAT

BAT boosted by RAI acquisition in challenging market

British American Tobacco reports group revenue up 37.6%, with profit from operations up 39.1%, due to the acquisition of RAI, improved revenue from the NGP portfolio, pricing and a translational foreign exchange tailwind due to the relative weakness of sterling.

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Cryptocurrency

21-year old unveils dark pool for large crypto trades

Republic Protocol, a company run by a 21-year-old, has raised $34m worth of ether to build a cryptocurrency dark pool, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Bitcoin

MPs launch inquiry into risks of cryptocurrencies

Westminster’s cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers is to launch an inquiry into digital currencies.

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Merck

Merck & Co snaps up Viralytics for $394m

US drug manufacturer Merck & Co has agreed to buy Australian biotech business Viralytics for $394m in order to expand its drug pipeline.

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AA

Share price fall as AA revises down earnings forecast

The AA says it is likely to deliver lower-than-expected annual earnings as it prioritises investments in the business that CEO Simon Breakwell insists are vita” to the company’s long-term success.

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First Group

First Group feels the impact of a harsh winter

Transport operator FirstGroup’s latest trading update since half-year results back in September, reveals reported group revenue up 0.7% year to date.

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