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James Hester

James Hester began covering commodities markets before switching to the financial advice sector and then as an investment writer for asset managers, covering equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Today, he writes about the global capital markets and the drivers of investors’ returns.

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ECB

Waning growth momentum puts eurozone rate hike on back burner

Eurozone inflation has begun to soften while recent data from the bloc suggests that economic activity may have already peaked. Rather than interest rate tightening, expectations are increasing that the ECB will soon unveil a further extension to its quantitative easing programme.

James Hester
steel

Industrial metals lose their shine

Industrial metals have been on the back foot so far this year, with recent worries over a trade war between the US and China undermining already weakening sentiment.

James Hester
trading

Williams %R: big trading opportunities uncovered

Williams %R (Williams Percent Range), or Percent R as it is also known, is a technical indicator that can help traders to identify when an asset is oversold or overbought.

James Hester
bitcoin

Bitcoin volatility: where next for the cryptos?

Bitcoin and the other major cryptocurrencies have been trading in a relatively narrow range over recent weeks. But investors are scratching their heads as to where the crypto is going next.

James Hester
rollercoaster

US inflation pick up tests market nerves

US inflation picked up in January, with the personal consumption expenditure price index rising by the most in a year. Investors are keeping a close eye on US consumers prices.

James Hester
charts

How studying charts can help spot trading patterns

Charts are especially important for those looking to profit from relatively short-term positions in financial markets using instruments such as CFDs. If we read the charts correctly, we can potentially greatly improve our chances of making successful, profitable trades.

James Hester
Daimler

Geely owner acquires 10% stake in Daimler

Li Shufu, the principal owner of Chinese auto group Zhejiang Geely, has purchased a 10% stake in automaker Daimler.

James Hester
VW

VW shares slip on mixed outlook

Volkswagen shares slipped 0.8% on Friday after the company warned profits could be hit this year due to rising investment in electric cars and new product launches.

James Hester
gold

Gold dips as dollar strength continues

Gold prices dipped on Friday, with the yellow metal heading for its biggest weekly decline in around 2-1/2 months as the dollar resumed its recent upward trend.

James Hester
Dalio

Dalio forecasts recession as US economy heads for boom and bust

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio has forecast the US economy to likely fall into recession prior to the next US presidential election in 2020.

James Hester
General Mills

General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo in $8bn deal

US-based food group General Mills is to acquire luxury dog food maker Blue Buffalo Pet Products in an $8bn deal.

James Hester
gold

Gold edges higher as dollar rally loses steam

Gold traded slightly higher on Thursday, helped by a modest pullback in the US dollar.

James Hester
oil

Chesapeake Energy shares jump on results beat

Shares in Chesapeake Energy were up 5% on Thursday in pre-market trading after the US-based oil & gas producer swung into profit.

James Hester
grains

Wilmar reports jump in earnings on strong grains margins

Wilmar International, the Singapore-based agricultural commodity trader reported a 25% rise in quarterly earnings on Thursday.

James Hester
oil

Vitol eyes further falls in global crude inventories

Oil trading group Vitol predicts strong demand for crude oil during 2018, enabling a further drawdown in global inventories as the year progresses.

James Hester




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