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IBM – the future is in the cloud

IBM, a traditional IT legacy company, is in the mist of change; the landscape has changed and the company must adapt in order to continue to be successful. Adapting to this new environment the company must shift focus away from consulting, design, and implementation of one-off IT systems and into cloud services.

The Technical View: Time to go Shopping

The Christmas spirit is over and yet consumers have another reason to shop till they drop. Apart from unemployment improving which brings income to households, the persistent fall in oil prices gives an extra boost to consumers’ disposable income. According to a recent report by Morgan Stanley “a 15 percent move in gasoline prices is […]

The Technical View: Handling a Stock Market Panic

The ability for investors to take out their smartphones, check the equity markets, and see volatility day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, and second by second, results in one undisputed reaction: emotion. If markets go down they have to sell, if markets go up they have to buy. Many investors let the […]

Markets – The Fundamental View

The last 45 days have seen more than $4 trillion wiped off the value of global equities as many markets have fallen by double digits, seemingly in response to many worrying global events.  It would be a valid question to ask whether equity markets, which are widely believed to be a discounting mechanism, are anticipating […]

The Technical View: Size Does Matter

Although many would disagree with the above expression, size does indeed matter when it comes to many things, including stocks.  Whether choosing small caps, large caps or mega caps, investors will need to know when it’s time to switch and be on the right side of the trade.

The Technical View: Health Care Stocks Still Healthy

“The most bullish thing a market can do is get overbought and stay that way.” So said Alan Shaw, the legendary former head of technical analysis at Smith Barney. While health care stocks have been overbought for some time now, their uptrend continues to impress without signs of exhaustion.

The Technical View: We have been warned. Now what?

It would be unfair to say that we haven’t been warned. For a couple of weeks many leading indicators were showing signs of deterioration even though equity markets where reporting new highs (a phenomenon called negative divergence). One of those indicators was MACD, a momentum oscillator which measures the strength of the trend.

What are the “Best” Funds | Cyprus Mail

By Nicos Cotsapas Following last week’s article on funds to avoid, this week I will discuss what you should look for in finding the “best” funds. It’s important to note that seeking funds to invest in should only be done within the context of your overall asset allocation and risk profile. 20 January 2014  Read […]