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In addition to our technically-driven recommendations, we also provide an overview of the business, the investment rationale, financial ratios and a comparison with the FTSE index on each recommendation.
Our recommendations are based on a study of technical indicators and chart patterns on the stocks. We recommend hedging by taking an opposite position on the same stock in the spread trading markets. The hedge is typically 20% to 35% of the target profit, depending upon the volatility of the stock and the spread in the spread trading market. During periods of high market volatility, stop losses may be removed from some recommendations while exit targets are kept to avoid unnecessary losses.
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This report was prepared by Kuldeep Bhati who is employed as an analyst at CSS Partners and as such conforms with the FCA definition of independent investment research. As such it is subject to FCA rules covering personal account transactions by research analysts ahead of distribution of research documents, conflicts of interest management and non-participation in other ancillary investment banking activities. These research recommendations have not been influenced by any form of inducement and the document has not been reviewed prior to publication except insofar as to comply with FCA rules governing the preparation of independent research.
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Any opinions, forecasts or estimates herein constitute a judgment as at the date of this report. There can be no assurance that future results or events will be consistent with any such opinions, forecasts or estimates. This information is subject to change without notice. It may be incomplete or condensed and it may not contain all material information concerning the Company. This document does not constitute or form part of and should not be construed as any offer for sale or purchase of (or solicitation of or invitation to make any offer to buy or sell) any securities nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever.
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There is no certainty that execution prices can be achieved, either in opening or in closing a position.
There is considerable risk operating in equity, futures, options and spread betting markets and investors need to be able to sustain a total loss of capital along with unlimited liability. Potential investors are recommended to consult a financial adviser before entering into such positions.
In accordance with the Conduct of Business Rules COBS12.4.7R (i) in the preparation of the report the analyst used price and volume charts provided by independent data suppliers and applied technical analysis tools of investment and trading evaluation in arriving at his recommendations, ii) all recommendations made by the analyst are followed up in subsequent reports until the closure of a position, iii) there is no certainty that any recommendation will be successful or that technical analysis should be used exclusively to arrive at investment decisions.
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The research analyst responsible for the content of this research report certifies that: the views expressed and attributed to the research analyst or analysis in the research report accurately reflect his personal assessment about the subject securities and issuers and/or other subject matter as a appropriate and no part of his compensation was, is or will be, directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views contained in this research report. On a general basis, the efficacy of recommendations is a factor in the performance appraisals of analysts.
The analyst is not involved in any other activity of CSS Partners or CSS that is inconsistent with his objectivity in preparing the reports. His research information is confidential, the only persons privy to this data bar the analyst are senior management. The research recommendations will be updated, but neither CSS nor CSS Partners accept any responsibility for any delay or interruption of service in the submission of reports or updates to reports.
Distribution of recommendations for the period 1st October to 31st December 2012:
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The first column displays the % distribution of recommendations made by CSS Partners in this Technical Analysis Trading programme and the second column shows the numbers of such recommendation. Neither CSS nor CSS Partners has any investment banking relationships with any of the companies covered in the Technical Analysis Trading Programme, namely the companies in the FTSE 350 index.
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