After graduating with a degree in Finance and Accounting, Ben has had a long and distinguished career in the world of global finance and investment. After working with multi-national institutions including HSBC and Bank of Ireland, Ben ran his own independent investment advice firm in the UK before chief analyst stints at Zoneoption, ECmarkets, YesOption and KeyOption. Ben remains a keen forex and binary trader and a feataured contributor at investing.com and dailyforex.

4 Things to Know in Monday’s Market

Global selloff continues, Oil and metals tumble, BoE deputy governor calls it quits, and Fed Governor Brainard will give a speech. Here are four things to know in the market today, September 12. 1.     Global Selloff Continues Friday’s selloff continued Monday morning. The Stoxx 600 Index in Europe slipped 1.7%, following the slumping trend of other Western-European markets. The MSCI […]

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4 Things to Know as EOG Resources Merges With Yates Petroleum in $2.5 Billion Deal

EOG Resources Inc. (EOG) will merge with Yates Petroleum Corporation in a $2.5 billion deal. Yates, a privately-held entity, also includes MYCO Industries and Abo Petroleum, which are all under the Yates umbrella. The announcement from Yates sheds light on the deal. 1.     EOG Will Issue $2.3 Billion in Stock Under the terms of the deal, EOG will issue $2.3 […]

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3 Dividend Stocks to Watch

Income investors looking for new dividend stocks to add to their portfolio will want to keep a close eye on these three stocks, which offer a 6%+ yield. 1.     Standard Life (LSE: SL) Standard Life gained24% in the last four weeks, with shares reaching levels not seen since April. While the gains are attractive, investors may want to keep a […]

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3 Things to Know in Tuesday’s Market

The dollar tumbles to an 8-week low, global stocks fall and oil climbs to a five-week high. Here are three things to know in the market on Tuesday, August 16. 1.     The U.S. Dollar Tumbles to 8-Week Low The greenback slipped to its lowest level in eight weeks on Tuesday amid dampened expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise rates […]

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3 Growth Stocks Topping the FTSE 100

Growth stocks allow you to pad your portfolio, and as the companies that are considered “growth” stocks are facing increasing sales growth, these are highly sought stocks. The FTSE 100 has three stocks that fit this mold: 1.     CRH (LSE: CRH) CRH isn’t scheduled to release their first half of the year report until the end of August, but the […]

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Billionaire Griffin Divorce Calls on Execs, Limo Drivers and Photographer to Testify

The 14-month divorce rages on between multi- billionaire Ken Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin, money manager. Now, the couple is calling on drivers, high-finance business appraisers and others to testify or serve up evidence in the drawn out divorce. Ken Griffin, founder of hedge fund Citadel and the richest person in Illinois, filed for divorce from wife Dias in July […]

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