Bitcoin is no stranger to extreme fluctuations.
For each of the last four years, the cryptocurrency has either been the best or the worst performing currency – with nothing to be found in between.
Luckily, for those that follow the digital currency closely, those fluctuations were mostly pointed in an upwards direction for 2016. The currency finished the year at $968.23, which is more than double its value from the beginning of the year.
Steven Larratt, Share Research Business Research Analyst updates Tip TV viewers about the turnaround in the fortunes for Trinity and talks key fundamental developments for 88E and Pathfinder minerals. He talks to Tip TV’s Zak Mir and Presenter Jenny Hammond.
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2016 was the quietest year for initial public offerings (IPOs) in the UK since 2009. The uncertainty following the result of the EU referendum stalled a number of planned IPOs, but the slowdown wasn’t confined to the UK. The US also saw the number of companies going public falling to seven-year lows. The wider slowdown has a number of causes. Low interest rates make debt more attractive to companies looking for funding, while market turmoil early in the year, as well as political uncertainty surrounding the US election, will both have played a part.
However, with interest rates rising in the US and stock markets hitting record highs, 2017 could see issuing shares return as a popular way to raise funds. With that in mind we look at four companies rumoured to be eyeing the stock market.
Chris Bailey, Fund Manager and Founder of Financial Orbit Limited, believes 2017 will be an opportunistic year. Macro-volutility with Brexit and US uncertainty, together with a lack of dispersion in the stock market and stock level opportunities create an interesting backdrop for active investors. Sector anarchic and differentiation is needed. Look for companies with loyal costumers, strong balance sheets and a market position that can be sustained. Cho0se gold over bitcoin. Ultimate, Bailey predicts that the Pounds will go up against the US dollar, the Eurozone will be ok and emerging markets will be really interesting.