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21Mar 2017

What does the triggering of Article 50 mean for investors?

The formal start of negotiations around Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union – the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – is a key staging point along the route to Brexit.

Prime minister Theresa May committed months ago to a date before the end of March 2017, so the equity markets have had plenty of time to price in its implications and the triggering of Article 50 itself on 29 March is likely to be something of a non-event, according to many commentators.

16Mar 2017

Investing: It’s About Managing Risk

Planning our finances can be a complicated business. You’ll need to review dozens of options, stick to a clear plan and implement it as early as you can afford to. The most important variable throughout will be how much risk you would like to take, this will steer your level of return. Here we try to explain a bit more about the importance of investment risk and the danger of selling out of the capital markets at the first sign of a jitter.

15Mar 2017

Q&A: The energy sector will be next for blockchain disruption

 

The volume of potential use cases being tipped for blockchain are increasing day by day – yet few seem to be ready in practice – so, when I received an email suggesting that the next area ripe for disruption was the energy sector, I was interested to learn more. A lightly edited Q&A with Guy Halford-Thompson, founder and CEO of BTL Group, which develops and invests in blockchain technology, can be found below.

14Mar 2017

The World’s Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation (Pt. 2)

“Inflation took the basic law-and-order principles of loyalty and trust to the extreme.” Martin Geyer, Historian.

“As things stand, the only way to finance the cost of fighting the war is to shift the burden into the future through loans.” Karl Helfferich, an economist in 1915.

“There is a point at which printing money affects purchasing power by causing inflation.” Eduard Bernstein, socialist in 1918.

13Mar 2017

The Ever-Growing Cyber Risk

Multiples of past and present crime surveys have confirmed the ongoing impact of Cyber Crime against business was, and is high, and were measured to have increased by an average of up to 25% on previous years of reporting, and were seeing financial losses increase by 18%+ and rising. However, these statistics only represent the known knowns of cyber impact, and do not include those unknown unknown factors of the non-report, and non-detected successful cyber incursions.

13Mar 2017

11 Stunning Visualizations of Gold Show Its Value and Rarity

Since Ancient times, gold has served a very unique function in society.

Gold is extremely rare, impossible to create out of “thin air”, easily identifiable, malleable, and it does not tarnish. By nature of these properties, gold has been highly valued throughout history for every tiny ounce of weight. That’s why it’s been used by people for centuries as a monetary metal, a symbol of wealth, and a store of value.

13Mar 2017

Elizabeth Gooch CEO – EG Solutions PLC (LON:EGS) Cardiff presentation

Elizabeth Gooch, MBE – Chief Executive Officer & Founder of  EG Solutions PLC

eg solutions plc (AIM: EGS) is an enterprise workforce optimisation software company specialising in the back office – delivering guaranteed improvements in operational performance and bottom line results.

eg Solutions plc presented at Share Talk’s first Investor’s Event in Wales cardiff17.com  on February 18 at the National Museum, Cardiff.

12Mar 2017

Spain’s Repsol announces big Alaska oil find

The Spanish energy giant Repsol has struck oil in Alaska, in what it said was the biggest conventional oil discovery onshore in America in 30 years.

The group said that two wells it had drilled over the winter had identified potential resources of up to 1.2 billion barrels of light oil.

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