Valerie Medleva

Valerie Medleva is an experienced financial writer and features editor. Born in Belarus, she had lived in Cyprus for several years where she graduated from the American University with a BSc degree in Public Relations and Communications. Valerie has experience in covering fast-paced global financial markets, from stocks and forex to commodities and cryptocurrencies, writing and editing long-form analyses and forecasts, as well as trading guides, market pages, definitions and various marketing texts.


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HSBC chief executive John Flint steps down after less than 18 months in the role

The bank has unexpectedly parted its ways with its CEO, John Flint, less than 18 months after his appointment.

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FTSE companies show weakest performance
FTSE companies show weakest performance in three years due to economic slowdown

According to the Share Centre’s latest Profit Watch UK report, US-China trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty weighed on UK companies, posting the weakest set of results in three years in Q2 2019.

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tech stocks
At a glance: are tech stocks worth the hype

As we live in a digital era, investing in tech stocks might seem a rather good idea. Let's find out how the tech market is performing today.

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US stock market
US equities outlook: the stock market’s yesterday, today and tomorrow

With the US stock market near record highs and the country’s economy continuously developing, many investors and other market participants are still sceptical of what the future holds. Let’s take a look at the recent performance of US equities, and what stocks you might want to keep your eye on in the next 6 months.

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Why you might want to add retail stocks to your portfolio in 2019

While Wall Street is having one of its best years since 1997, the same thing can’t be said about the retail industry. However, despite all the doom and gloom, we continue to hear stories of retail stocks winning in 2019 and beyond. Let's find out where the truth lies and what this business segment can offer you in the second half of this year.

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Trading natural gas in 2019: your ultimate guide to a naturally occurring commodity

Natural gas has been getting more trendy over the past few years. It remains one of the most commonly-traded commodities out there. Being highly volatile, it offers a multitude of opportunities for traders. Keep on reading to find out what natural gas is, what affects its price and how to start trading natural gas in 2019.

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Pound to dollar forecast 2019
Pound to dollar forecast 2019: is it the right time to invest?

When the GBP/USD price graph looks nothing else but volatile, everyone wants to know: what is going to happen next? Let’s find out what the pound to dollar forecast 2019 looks like, and whether it is the right time to invest in this forex major.

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What is socially responsible investing?
Socially responsible investing: is it a thing in 2019?

Today, people are becoming more conscious of how their actions might affect the future of the planet. Therefore, when choosing stocks to invest in, they don’t only think about how financially stable a company is, but also care whether it strives to make the world a better place. Here, we discuss what socially responsible investing really is and how you can become a socially responsible investor yourself.

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Stockholm stock exchange
Stockholm stock exchange: treasure hunting in one of the most stable markets worldwide

Sweden is known for its highly competitive capitalist economy, with a universal and generous welfare system called the Nordic Model. With its robust, diverse and high tech economy, international traders and investors are attracted to the country's integrity and stability, especially during the times of global uncertainty. What can Sweden and the Stockholm stock exchange offer you?

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Your guide to market volatility: how to use instability to your advantage

With the global political and economic uncertainty we are experiencing in 2019, it is a must to know how to deal with market fluctuations. To get you prepared for what the future holds, we have come up with this comprehensive guide to market volatility.

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The Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange: everything you need to know to invest in Germany today

Let’s take a closer look at the world's 12th largest stock exchange by market capitalisation, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Follow the latest news at and stay up-to-date with the latest investment opportunities in the German stock market.

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Where to invest in 2019: 12 stocks you want to consider in the second half of the year

A “rollercoaster” is perhaps the best way to describe 2018. It was a year full of market volatility, global economic uncertainty, political turbulence, climate disaster and (personal) data dystopia – and that’s to name just a few. However, the vast majority of the world’s biggest businesses have managed to overcome these hardships to find themselves back on track in 2019.

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Platinum vs gold
Platinum vs gold: where might precious metals fit in your portfolio?

Precious metals have always been a thing. For decades, they have continued to attract investors looking to diversify their portfolio of regular stocks and bonds. These luxury commodities have been around for centuries, serving as one of the most popular financial vehicles through the ages. Platinum vs gold – which one will shine for you in 2019?

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German stock exchange
Economy of Germany: will it become your next investment destination?

Many traders choose to invest in Germany and its economy owing to its government’s success in building a market renowned for its stability, integrity and transparency. Here’s your guide to the German stock exchange: from the way the economy of Germany works to trading opportunities hidden in the German stock market.

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Ethereum vs Bitcoin
Ethereum vs Bitcoin: epic crypto battle of 2019

Ethereum and Bitcoin are undoubtedly among the most widely discussed cryptocurrencies today. While they are both leading the crypto industry, it is important for investors to understand the differences between the rivals to make the best investment decision. In this article, we highlight the most fundamental aspects of BTC and ETH: from main differences to price predictions. So, Ethereum vs Bitcoin – which is most likely to be the winner in 2019?

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