Darren Sinden

Darren is a veteran of the financial markets with almost 36 years of experience under his belt. He has worked in trading, sales, analytical, and research roles, he has been a regular guest & commentator on financial television channels and publications. During his career, Darren has been fortunate to act for and advise major hedge funds and investment banks as well as HNWI. Darren analyses the markets using a blend of technical and fundamental analysis

CMC Markets Investing

CMC Markets increases focus on longer-term investment products

Margin Trading and Spread Betting broker CMC Markets recently announced an acquisition. It is buying the share trading business, it has run in conjunction with Australia’s ANZ bank, for several years. CMC Markets provided online share dealing and investment services to the clients of ANZ,  through a white-labelled technology partnership.  CMC Markets will now assume …

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CMC Markets warns on profits as client activity dips

CFD trading platform CMC Markets announced an unscheduled trading update today that amounted to a profits warning. Management reported what it called subdued activity in July and August which followed on from a reduction in activity during Q1. The firm noted that reduced market volatility had resulted in lower client trading activity and that in …

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Hargreaves Lansdown

Is Hargreaves Lansdown’s keeping up with the cool kids?

The last 18 months have been a period of strong growth for investment platforms and businesses within financial services particularly those that meet the needs of retail clients. Or so we thought because, despite headlines about sharply increased online trading activity and thousands of new accounts being opened, that hasn’t translated into increased profitability at …

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John Lewis partners with Nutmeg to offer investment and savings

The John Lewis Partnership, the owner of department and grocery stores beloved by UK middle-class professionals, is branching out into financial services, through a joint venture with Robo adviser Nutmeg Investments. The retailer will offer its customers access to Stocks and Shares ISAs, Junior ISAs and a general investment account. John Lewis already offered credit …

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IG Group posts positive results for the financial year ended 31 May 2021

Forex trading platform and Spread Betting provider IG Group published full-year figures this morning and as is so often the case with IG the data makes impressive reading. IG net trading revenues rose by +31% over that seen in full-year 2020 to reach £853.40 million And when that figure is adjusted to reflect hedging activities …

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Is it worth claiming £100 to switch your ISA to Interactive Investor?

Interactive Investor offering £100 cash back if you switch to it’s ISA account. Investment platform Interactive Investor is well known for its flat fee no-nonsense approach to trading and investing, which has earned it a loyal and sizeable customer base. However, the firm is currently offering a special promotion designed to entice existing ISA investors …

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