General Election betting - Vince Cable to be next Chancellor?30 March 2010
Vince Cable has been cut to deliver the next budget following Monday night's 'Ask The Chancellors' debate on Channel 4
William Hill have brought the Lib Dems economic spokesman in to 7/1 (from 12/1) after he impressed in the debate, which current Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling...
General Election betting - Hung Parliament on May 6th?29 March 2010
General Election on 6th May?
The Tories are available at odds of 1/5 (bet365) to be the winning party at the General Election, with 6th May looking the likeliest date after Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth’s recent slip of the tongue
However, you won’t get rich backing the Tories at this price a...
Election betting - why today's Budget won't be good news for Labour24 March 2010
Rarely has the well-worn cliche that 'Its the economy, stupid' been more appropriate for an election
When Alastair Darling makes his Budget statement later today, he will effectively fire the starting pistol for the election campaign. Assuming that the date is to be May 6th, we can expect the of...
Latest General Election betting as Labour lose support from The Sun30 September 2009
Little movement in the betting following the decision from Britain's biggest-selling tabloid to abandon the government...Betfair's Election markets have been reacting to the news that Labour have lost the support of The Sun.
The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, which attracts around three million dai...
Markets unsure whether North Korea will affect confidence26 May 2009
The markets are trying to make their mind up as to whether North Korea’s nuclear test is going to have any serious ramifications that could dampen investor confidence as we flirt with support levels around 4300. Investors are always quick to cover themselves if any geopolitical concerns domin...
Financial Market Comment 21st May 200921 May 2009
Just when we hoped that there may be a recovery in the UK the pound goes and kicks us where it hurts. While Sterling is still considerably lower than this time last year the benefits of the lower currency were rather redundant as the entire global economy slipped into recession. With the perma fros...
Market Comment 20th May 200920 May 2009
The FTSE continues to hammer at the high level of the range with 4510 to 4525 seeming to be the crucial resistance area. Clients are not convinced at all and are selling the move in increasing size. While I am also of the opinion that any move higher might be premature this does not detract from th...
Financial Market Comment 19th May 200919 May 2009
A classic short term squeeze developed throughout yesterday’s session as the early weakness in the FTSE failed early on and buyers just continued to pick up stock through the day. As mentioned the support at 4300 remained a popular area to pick up positions and anyone attempting to short was just p...
Financial Market Comment 18th May 200918 May 2009
Markets are opening slightly lower this morning but to be truthful there is not a whole lot of activity going on. The pull back from the highs of last week can still be considered a pause in a bull recovery and, in the FTSE 100, the inability of the market to penetrate below 4300 indicates that inv...
Financial betting - Green Shoots under the microscope14 May 2009
A bit of a downer yesterday but as investors actually looked at the ‘green shoots’ and decided that “errrrr…actually….500K people losing their jobs in one month, retail sales down, house prices still under pressure etc, etc, etc” did not look particularly wonderful after all.Not only this but both ...
Financials at bet36511 May 2009
Trading is Now Open at bet365
Financials betting is now on offer at bet365. Choose from a wide range of markets and bet types. You can bet on Financials every weekday from 08:00 until 21:00.
Financials at bet365 covers indices on the FTSE and Wall Street with betting on three currency pairs...
Market Comment 11th May 200911 May 2009
The public’s faith in our politicians is at an all time low and it’s hardly surprising as at the moment there doesn’t seem to be anything that they can do right.
The rules seem to be very inconsistent with anyone who claims expenses in the private sector and on top of this they are easily o...
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IGIndex launches Free Dealing Platform PureDeal for Forex8 May 2009
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Market Comment 5th May 20095 May 2009
The FTSE is playing catch up this morning after the UK Bank holiday and a rally from US indices saw the S & P 500 and Dow recover to levels just below where they commenced the year. Investors were enthusiastic about banking stocks with big gains made by the likes of Bank of America, Citig...