The Growing Derivatives Time Bomb: Perhaps The Biggest Thing For Investors to Worry About

Investors today have plenty of things to worry about, however perhaps the biggest is the growing derivatives time bomb. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishes a list of outstanding derivatives twice a year, and their latest report reveals that the total notional value of outstanding derivatives has increased from $601 trillion as of December [...]

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McKinsey Reveals Britain as World’s Most Indebted Nation

McKinsey Global Institute’s has published an update to its January 2010 study entitled ‘Debt and deleveraging: The global credit bubble and its economic consequences’. The update reveals a startling fact: Britain’s total debt, that is, private, public and financial sector debt, is the highest in the world, far exceeding that of the eurozone countries being [...]

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Technical Analysis: Trading the FTSE 100

As the chart below shows, the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) has been providing some excellent buy and sell signals for those trading the FTSE. Developed by Donald Lambert the CCI was first introduced in the October 1980 issue of Commodities magazine (now known as Futures magazine). The CCI is useful for identifying market trends, not [...]

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