The FTSE was slightly down yesterday, closing at 7338.99 (-0.15%)
The west’s leading economic think-tank (OECD) has raised its outlook for the UK this year. The pairs based organisation has predicted the UK economy will grow by 1.6% this year. The forecast has increased from the 1.2% predicted in November 2016. The increase growth percentage is a positive for the Share Market
Research has shown that the most successful investors are those that invest for the long term. Not everybody is going to be like Warren Buffet – the world’s greatest investor; a leaf that should be taken out of his book is that he is a long-term investor.
As we know, we have traders and investors, and I believe a person’s temperament would determine if a person would be an investor or trader or even both.
For people that don’t like to be stressed out, trading should be something that they think about twice . I don’t think trading is the best route for creative people, I would say medium to long term investing, is a better option.
The reason is simple, stress dissipates energy, and energy is needed to be creative. A long term investor would follow the market, research on opportunities and take action, such an individual, would have a long-term mind-set when picking opportunities and making decisions.
Talking about long-term investments, I saw some interesting news today about a company called Just Eat, it’s on the FSTE 250 index, and it is the second best performer, it is currently trading at 545.50 pence up by 5%.
Just Eat are online takeaway delivery, and as we all know, food is something that people can’t do without, This factor alone could indicate that it could have good long-term prospects. Obviously, other factors have to must be taken into consideration such as competition, but looking at it logically, it should be on people watch list.
It’s pre-tax profit in 2016, more than double by 163.8%, from £34.6 million in 2015 to £ 91.3 million in 2016. Just Eat are based in the UK, and also have an international market, and there is strong growth in both markets.
So do your research, – fundamental analysis, have a look at the appropriate ratios such as Net profit margins, Price to book value, Long-term debt ratio, etc., Then have a look at the Charts to guide you in the right timing in stepping into the market if you so desire. Try to be patient if the stock/share trading in an old bought territory.
Also in the Financial news is General Motors Europe makers of Vauxhall and Opel are being sold to the company that owns Peugeot and Citroen, for £1.9bn.
Vauxhall and Opel have not made a profit since 1999, so it makes sense in a way, that what they have been doing is not working, and they have finally come to that realisation.
Let’s hope that current employees wouldn’t lose out on this new takeover. Peugeot’s chief executive Carlos Tavares has promised not to shut any Opel and Vauxhall plants after the brand’s acquisition.
Until Next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving
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