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Saturday, August 06, 2022

Elliott Waves: Your "Rhyme & Reason" to Mainstream Stock Market Opinions / InvestorEducation / Elliott Wave Theory


R.N. Elliott's stock market observations fell together "into a general set of principles"

It's understandable why investors with little experience consult the market opinions of professionals.

But many of these new investors are left scratching their heads. Two headlines from July 29 indicate why:

  • [Fundstrat Managing Partner] says the 2022 bear market is over, stocks could hit new highs before year-end (CNBC)
  • Stock market's post-Fed bounce is a 'trap,' says Morgan Stanley's [Chief Investment Officer] (Marketwatch]

Yes, two directly opposing opinions that were published on the same day.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

The Psychology of Investing in a Stocks Bear Market / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Every bull market is followed by a bear market and every bear market is followed by a bull market, where courtesy of the electron and inflation mega-trends the general indices are on an upwards exponential trend trajectory. Thus all bear markets are living on borrowed time and thus ones focus should be on accumulating positions in good stocks i.e. those that actually generate earnings and have good prospects for continuing earnings growth that courtesy of bear market negative sentiment results in prices trading to under value stocks i.e. to under X18 earnings, where everything above X18 is carrying a premium which is why I completely sold out of many stocks last year such as Amazon and Nvidia even though they had yet to peak due to the risks of a valuation reset as I covered in my in-depth analysis of August 2021

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Does Selling Put Options During A Market Downturn Provide A Safety Net? / InvestorEducation / Options & Warrants

By: Chris_Vermeulen

In a significant market downturn, bearish sentiment, if not outright fear, can drive down the share price of good companies rather drastically.  When the market is in a sustained selling mood, there can be a substantial disconnect between the long-term fundamentals and the technical price action we see on the chart. 

The Temptation to Bottom Fish

What can we do when good companies are trading at what appear to be bargain prices?  We could “stick our toe in the water” and buy shares.  But what if we’re wrong about whether a bottom in the share price is in place?  Or what if the stock takes a very long time to build a base and goes nowhere for an extended period?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Technical Analysis: Why You Should Expect a Popularity Surge / InvestorEducation / Technical Analysis


Here's when a "rebirth of interest" in cycles and waves occurs

You probably know that the term "technical analysis" refers to analyzing the behavior of financial markets themselves -- such as the stock market -- as opposed to "fundamental" analysis, which is based on news and events outside of financial markets.

Well, in recent years, technical analysis has been out of favor.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Useful Things You Need To Know About Tweezer Top Candlestick Pattern / InvestorEducation / Technical Analysis

By: Steve_Barker

The tweezer top candlestick pattern was popularized by Steve Nison in the West through his book ‘Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques’. Tweezers have varied in appearance, but there are certain traits that they have in common. Their appearance at market-turning points makes it possible to use them for analysis purposes. At times, they specify the likelihood of a reversal. When the price direction of an asset changes, it is known as a reversal.

These candlestick charts have been used by the Japanese to trade commodities since the 17th century. They monitor the prices of commodities in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

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Friday, June 03, 2022

FREE Japanese Candlesticks Trading Course / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade


Hi reader,

One of the best ways to get an edge in trading is to hand-pick a few select tools for your arsenal.

Japanese Candlesticks are one such tool. In skilled hands, they can really show you the trend and alert you to trend reversals.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Managing Emotions – How FOMO Affects Your Trading And Your Life / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Managing emotions you say? Often we hear that we are supposed to trade without emotion as if we’re robots.   That’s a big fat myth. 

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs….
From “If,” by Rudyard Kipling

We’re in a challenging market.  Here are some thoughts on how to not just survive but thrive as we work through a significant peaking phase of the economic and market cycles. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

How to Recognize a Less\ Than Obvious Opportunity (In focus: Corn) / InvestorEducation / Elliott Wave Theory


When I was growing up, my father owned and operated a furniture manufacturing company. Its products stocked the shelves of several well-known retail stores across the country, including Walmart.

On the cover of one of his most popular products, a simple D.I.Y. end table, was a picture of the fully assembled table with a framed photograph of a smiling young girl holding a Persian cat. That young girl was me, and the cat was my childhood pet Princess.

Naturally one day the inevitable happened. My dad and I were shopping at Walmart, and we passed a woman with one of his boxed DIY tables in her cart. She looked at me, then at the face staring back at her on the cover of the box, and then again at me.

Visibly shaken, she braved her way over to my dad and asked if, in fact, I was the girl on the box. Without skipping a beat, he grinned and said he saw the resemblance but no, I was not her and we were on our way. I couldn't help looking back to see the woman, standing there glued in place with an utterly baffled expression.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Learn to Value Stocks Using the Earnings Growth Factor / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat

After the current panic passes I will revert to posting my primary AI stocks table as the main table for data, presently the table retains my original pre-panic buying levels as of 22nd November 2022 for comparison purposes with levels achieved in red against those that remain pending. Remember all of these levels once upon a time seemed far out of reach, who could have imagined Nvidia would fall from $336 to $236 over a couple of months! Google to $2625! Microsoft to $282, Intel to $48, okay I'll give you Intel, but many of the levels have now been achieved and then some!

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Your Journey to High-Confidence Stock and Commodity Markets Trading Starts Now With Corrective Elliott Wave Patterns / InvestorEducation / Elliott Wave Theory


Soybeans and Apple stock (AAPL): Corrective patterns signaled opportunities in these disparate markets. Your market could be next!

The last 2 years have been a time of immense global adversity with the most challenging human health crisis in over a century.

But it has also been a time of immense personal growth. The uncomfortable realization of our dependence on others for everything from entertainment, education, nourishment, and income came into stark, swift focus. And with it, how quickly those things can be taken away without warning because of that dependence.

In turn, the pandemic saw an insatiable industry of online self-improvement crash courses emerge on home garden horticulture, podcast making, home building, home schooling, and -- learning to trade financial markets to "ensure a steady livelihood despite economic setbacks."

The problem is, learning to trade isn't like learning to plant tubers in your backyard. It's much more complicated and can't be fully conveyed with mock "trials" or simulated positions. At best, many of such courses get people in the door, but not seated at the table of real-world practice and risk-management.

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Friday, March 04, 2022

The Put / Call Ratio – A Technique Used To Gauge Stock Market Extremes / InvestorEducation / Technical Analysis

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “Put / Call Ratio” (PCR) and been unsure of exactly what it is or when and how to use it.

First, a quick review of what Calls and Puts are. Calls are option contracts that increase in value from a RISE in the price of the underlying stock or index. Puts are option contracts that increase in value from a DROP in the price of the underlying stock or index.

Let’s jump in and see what’s “under the hood” and how we might use that to better inform our decision-making as traders and investors.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

How to Get Rich in the MetaVerse / InvestorEducation / Metaverse

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Whilst my forthcoming in-depth analysis will point out the primary mechanisms and strategies for becoming wealthy, however here is what one needs to do to fully capitalise on the metaverse where basically you get out what you put in in terms of effort.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

FREETRADE - What Value FREE SHARES Can You Expect to Get When Signing Up? AMD, Apple, Microsoft? UK / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat

FREE TRADE is probably one of the best UK trading platforms for Stocks and shares ISA's, with it's commission free trading and fractional shares and low F/X fee of 0.45% AND they give a free share currently worth between £10 and £200 when signing up through a referral link. However what free share can people expect to get will it be an AMD? Apple, maybe a Microsoft as I show what my 7 FREE shares were that I got via referring others to FREE TRADE, so this is a good realistic expectation of what one is likely to get from FREE TRADE.

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Saturday, December 04, 2021

INVESTING LESSON - give your Portfolio Some Breathing Space / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Investing is accumulating positions in good corporations for the long-run and not trying to swing trade as some appear to be doing. My primary tools for monitoring my portfolio are Excel spread sheets that I only tend to update prior to posting an article that contains the list of AI tech stocks as I am used to not constantly looking at the state of my portfolio i.e. in years past I would update the prices usually once every couple of months or so given that it is a manual exercise.

Folks, you need to give both your portfolio and yourselves some breathing space, peace of mind as staring at the your stock tracker app's blinking red and green is going to drive you nuts! Don't use trackers, don't use app's. Just use a spread sheet and update your holdings manually once in a while then get on with the rest of your life, don't let your portfolio rule your life!

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stock Market Investing LESSON - Buying Value / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat


Remember folks when investing one is not trying to buy the bottoms, one is trying to buy VALUE! There are many metrics for measuring value but for most investors the easiest way to measure value is the P/E Ratio, it is simple and easy to determine and virtually every investment site features the P/E ratios for stocks. Though from my experience many of the sites posted P/E ratios tend to out of date or inaccurate i.e. I calc virtually all of the PE ratios myself by dividing the share price by the earnings per share for the last 4 quarters and that is how one gets the P/E ratio i.e. how many YEARS it would take for the corporation to EARN it's share price.

Now there are many more metrics than that which can be just as important such as whether the corporation printing it's own shares Powell style, Brrrr, so shareholder dilution is another metric I watch among 15 that go towards generating the EC ratio, a quick way to see how expensive or cheap a stock is.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Stock Maket Trading Lesson - How to REALLY Trade Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Stock Market Conclusion

Stock market correction so far has been fairly mild with the tech stocks not reaching levels to offer enough of a discount to justify exposure to in the face of the coming inflation storm. Whilst October is not done with yet i.e. we could yet see a final leg down, especially given the potential for earnings surprises form the tech giants due over the next 10 days.. However with each passing day such an outcome diminishes, thus the stock market appears to be gearing up for another run to new all time highs which given the mild correction so far suggests that the Dow could trade nearer to 40k, than 37k by the end of this year.

However, my outlook for 2022 sees worsening conditions that will see transitory inflation become permanent, so there is going to come a time when investors will do the math of what high inflation means for future corporate earnings, i.e. lower earnings due to rising costs and less disposable incomes. Hence it remains highly probable that most stocks will trade to below their October 2021 lows during 2022.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Investing Tips For New Investors / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Mark_Adan

1.         Know Your Investment Goals
There are several key questions every potential investor should ask themselves before venturing into the industry.  Your reasons for investing and how long are two of the key questions you should have an answer to before you can venture into the stock market. Are you looking to grow your wealth, saving for retirement, or hoping for a house deposit?  It is only after identifying and defining your investment goals that you’ll be able to determine what stocks to invest in and for how long.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Tips For Investment Success / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Mark_Adan

We live in an information society - however, the information that we receive cannot always be relied upon. That information is supplied by the mass media and is often the product of pundits in cyberspace - that obviously might not be those who are the best sources of information. However - as a logical human being you may very well have more logical ideas. But - even given that insight there are some hints and tips that can provide guidelines that will Strengthen the performance of your portfolio.

So here are some hints and tips from those who know a portfolio and how to make it provide them with an income in a time of high uncertainty.

There is a tremendous amount of information that is available to those who want to enter into the realm of cyberspace. The print media still has a gravitas that is not easy to match. Then there are friends and family - and they can be tremendously influential in shaping your thoughts. Given all these inputs, how do we find that path towards a personal investment that actually delivers,

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Stock Market CRASH / Correction

We will soon be moving into the window for a stock market correction where I penciled the probable expectations for it to take place sometime between Mid Sept to Mid October, though it could start earlier hence why I was not willing to wait around and de risked ahead of the window.

How much could the general indices such as the Dow drop? I have in mind a drop of somewhere between 15% to 20% as being the most provable outcome, though it is early days, so it could be less or it could a more but 15% to 20% is what I have had in mind for the likes of the Dow for some time.

Whether it will be just a correction and resume it's raging bull market or signal start of a bear market proper is uncertain, probability favours continuation but this is not 2011 when we were in a hated stealth bull market that few took seriously instead now every tom dick and harry thinks that stocks can only go up! And so will assume that buying the dip is a one way bet to stock market riches. Which is why one needs to focus on VALUATIONS! Buy when Stocks are CHEAP! For it allows one to survive BEAR MARKETs and not end up with a 20 year Dead Parrots like Cisco and Intel!

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Why "Losses Are the Norm" in the Stock Market / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest


"I can measure the motions of bodies, but I cannot measure human folly."

Did you know that Sir Isaac Newton "lost his shirt" in the South Sea Bubble of the 1720s?

This great scientist and mathematician lost more than the equivalent of a million 2021 dollars.

Here's a brief description of Newton's investment actions from Robert Prechter's landmark book, The Socionomic Theory of Finance:

[Sir Isaac Newton] invested a little bit early in the trend and "wisely" took a small profit. Watching the trend continue, he finally bet heavily and "wisely" held on for the long run. He eventually sold out at a near-total loss.

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Killexams : Declining Stock and Solid Fundamentals: Is The Market Wrong About Arcontech Group plc (LON:ARC)?

Arcontech Group (LON:ARC) has had a rough three months with its share price down 5.7%. But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. In this article, we decided to focus on Arcontech Group's ROE.

Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

See our latest analysis for Arcontech Group

How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

Return on equity can be calculated by using the formula:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Arcontech Group is:

14% = UK£970k ÷ UK£6.7m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. Another way to think of that is that for every £1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn £0.14 in profit.

What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

A Side By Side comparison of Arcontech Group's Earnings Growth And 14% ROE

To start with, Arcontech Group's ROE looks acceptable. Especially when compared to the industry average of 7.5% the company's ROE looks pretty impressive. Probably as a result of this, Arcontech Group was able to see a decent growth of 16% over the last five years.

We then compared Arcontech Group's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 9.1% in the same period.


Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. If you're wondering about Arcontech Group's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

Is Arcontech Group Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

With a three-year median payout ratio of 27% (implying that the company retains 73% of its profits), it seems that Arcontech Group is reinvesting efficiently in a way that it sees respectable amount growth in its earnings and pays a dividend that's well covered.

Additionally, Arcontech Group has paid dividends over a period of five years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders.


On the whole, we feel that Arcontech Group's performance has been quite good. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth. Having said that, on studying current analyst estimates, we were concerned to see that while the company has grown its earnings in the past, analysts expect its earnings to shrink in the future. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.

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Killexams : Nonprofits request nearly $1M

Jul. 30—HIGH POINT — High Point-area nonprofits are asking for almost $1 million from the city but would receive less than half of this amount under recommended outside agency funding levels.

Twenty-five nonprofits applied for a total of $980,863 in annual grants, and the City Council Finance Committee recommended awarding a total of $413,500 to 18 agencies.

The recommendations adhere to an existing policy that limits total nonprofit funding to no more than the value of one-third of a penny on High Point's property tax rate, which is equal to $425,160.

The full council is scheduled to consider the committee's recommendations on Monday.

The largest request was from the Carl Chavis YMCA for $200,000 to build an indoor track as part of a renovation project, but the committee recommended awarding only $45,000.

That was the only one of the 25 requests that was for a capital project, according to the city. All other requests were for operations, such as funding for staff positions and programming.

Six agencies that requested funding are not recommended for awards: Housing Consultants Group ($30,000), Operational Xcel ($21,600), Tiny House Community Development ($35,388), A Simple Gesture ($30,000), Triad Adult Day Care Center ($19,000) and the Sister Circle International ($20,000).

The committee recommended fully funding the requests of the Greater High Point Food Alliance ($12,000), West End Ministries ($30,000), Macedonia Family Resource Center ($22,000) and Triad Food Pantry ($20,000).

The remaining recommended awards are for less than the applicants requested:

—D-UP Basketball Fundamentals ($40,000 requested, $15,000 recommended)

—Helping Hands High Point ($20,000/$15,000)

—High Point Arts Council ($125,000/$80,000)

—High Point Discovered ($60,875/$15,000)

—High Point LEAP ($25,000/$15,000)

—High Point Rowing ($37,500/$10,000)

—Open Door Ministries ($40,000/$25,000)

—Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club ($32,500/$15,000)

—Theatre Art Galleries ($50,000/$40,000)

—YWCA of High Point ($75,000/$30,000)

—High Point Schools Partnership ($75,000/$30,000)

—Friends of John Coltrane ($15,000/$10,000)

—Piedmont Triad Film Commission ($10,000/$7,000)

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Killexams : DDA JE Recruitment 2022: Check Syllabus & Latest exam Pattern Post-wise

DDA JE Syllabus & exam Pattern 2022: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will be conducting the Single Stage Online Written exam for eligible Indian candidates to fill up 279 vacancies of Junior Engineer (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical), Junior Translator (Official Language), Programmer, Assistant Director (Landscape), and Planning Assistant. Online applications were invited for the DDE Recruitment 2022 from 10th June 2022 to 10th July 2022. The Single Stage Online Written exam will be held on 16th August 2022 for the posts of Assistant Director (Landscape), Planning Assistant, Jr. Translator (Official Language) and on 27th August 2022 for Programmer. Date of examination for the post of Jr. Engineer (Civil) and Jr. Engineer (Elect./Mech.) will be declared separately.

In this article, we share the DDA JE Syllabus & exam Pattern for the posts of Assistant Director (Landscape), Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Elect. / Mech.), Programmer, Junior Translator (Official Language), and Planning Assistant.

DDA Recruitment 2022 Calendar

Events Important Dates
Opening date & time for online registration 11th June 2022 (10 am)
Last date & time for online registration and fee payment  10th July 2022 (6 pm) 

Single Stage Online Written Exam

Assistant Director (Landscape), Planning Assistant, Jr. Translator (Official Language) 

16th August 2022


27th August 2022

DDA Recruitment exam Pattern 2022

For Assistant Director (Landscape), Junior Engineer (Civil/ Elec/ Mech), Programmer, Planning Assistant Posts

Name of the Subject

Number of Questions

Number of Marks


Respective discipline



2 hours


Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

English Language

For Junior Translator (Official Language) post

Stage I

Name of the Subject

Number of Questions

Number of Marks


General English



2 Hours

General Hindi



Stage II Convention Paper (Pen & Paper Method)

Name of the Subject

Number of Questions

Number of Marks


Translation from Hindi to English



2 Hours

Translation from English to Hindi



NOTE: The medium of the On-Line examination will be Hindi / English only for all categories of posts.  Penalty for wrong answers: in all such cases where the question is of 01 marks, there will be penalty of 0.33 marks (negative marking) for wrong answers/multiple answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers having four alternatives. However, where question is of 02 marks, there will be penalty of 0.66 marks (negative marking).

For the post of Junior Translator (Official Language): Stage II examination shall be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who attain the minimum qualifying standards in Stage I examination as may be fixed at the discretion of the Authority. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Stage I and Stage II taken together.

Also Read: DDA JE Recruitment 2022: Check Eligibility, Age, Qualifications, How to Apply 

Also Read: DDA JE Recruitment 2022: Check Preparation Strategies for Reasoning & General Awareness

DDA Recruitment Syllabus 2022

For Assistant Director (Landscape), Junior Engineer (Civil/ Elec/ Mech), Programmer, Planning Assistant Posts

Assistant Director (Landscape)


1. Plants: Familiarity with local flora; criteria for plant selection; history of planting design; planting as a design element with respect to trees, shrubs, ground cover and creepers; planting features like form, leaf color and texture, color of flowers and fruits in different seasons; role of plant material in environmental improvement (e.g. soil conservation, modification of microclimate); maintenance of plant material; preparation of planting concepts, planting plans and plant schedules; estimation of costs and bill of quantity. Planting design in various environments such as woodlands, forests, rural areas, urban areas, roadside planting in urban and rural areas, industrial sites and in habitats such as grasslands, woodlands, sloping areas, marshes, bogs, wetlands, waterside and aquatic planting etc. Planting for shelter, windbreaks and shelter belts, visual effect and accent; Field ecology: Quadrat, line transect, community analysis.

2. Geology, Hydrology & Geomorphology: minerals and metals; rock type (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic); principles of stratigraphy and geology of India; relationships between geology, soils and vegetation; morphology and classification of soil type; properties of soils; soil management (evaluation, water conservation, fertility and plant nutrition, degradation control and reclamation techniques); hydrological cycle, sources of surface water; watersheds and drainage basins; infiltration characteristics; rainwater harvesting, artificial recharge; groundwater management, ground water pollution; landscape evolution.

3. Site Planning and Landscape Engineering: Site planning process; site character and design requirement relation; site survey and appraisal; contours and grading principles; efficient surface drainage pattern and watershed area, calculation of surface runoff, catchments areas and discharge rate; types of drainage systems, design of surface and sub-surface drainage elements; sports field drainage; earthwork volume computations; construction of roads, parking, paths, plazas, planter, water elements, etc; external lighting; irrigation and plumbing system; street/ site furniture; landscape working drawings; site mobilization and protection measures; water conservation; protection of water retention structures; soil conservation and erosion control measures; land reclamation and rehabilitation process; disposal of sludge, fly-ash, solid and liquid waste; transportation corridors; environment-friendly materials; sustainable landscape features (bioswales, bio retention ponds etc); estimation of costs and preparation of bill of quantities, specifications and tender documents.

4. Landscape Design and Communication: Urban and rural landscape appraisal, analysis and design; application of ecological principles; language skills for technical report ‘writing and- professional communications with planning authorities, statutory bodies, contractors and other professionals; communication techniques in digital media; research ability towards establishing a strong theoretical background. Ecology: Concept of ecosystem: energy flow; production; biogeochemical cycles; carbon cycle, global water cycles, nitrogen cycle; bioaccumulation and biomagnifications; ecosystem services; ecosystem types; ecological succession and maturity; population dynamics; ecosystem management; climate change.

5. Theory of Landscape Architecture: Concepts of space, time and scale in terms of garden, landscape and nature; evolution of landscape and garden design in relation to art, architecture and city planning; changing perceptions of man’s relationship with nature in various phases of history; environmental and behavioral theories; social and cultural dimensions of landscape; Ancient Indian traditions; Landscape from various geographic locations and periods, highlighting aspects of Form, Space and Order; Development of landscape design and gardens; Eastern, Central and Western traditions; Ancient Heritage: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome. Western Civilization: Europe; Italy, France and England. The middle-east: The Persian tradition and its far reaching influence. Eastern Civilisation: China and Japan. Ancient and medieval period in India; Mughal and Rajput Landscapes. Influences and linkages across cultures and traditions, e.g Chinese tradition and the English Landscape style, influence of Persian traditions towards the West and East. Colonial landscape development in India.

6. Nineteenth-Century Europe: Open space development in its urban design and planning context. Early industrial towns and the Garden City movement. USA: Further evolution of the public park as a major component of urban landscape. The work of F. L. Olmsted and other pioneers. Park-Systems and suburban development centered on open space. The Modern Movement: changing concepts of space and the relationship of architecture and landscape illustrated through studies of selected works of the modern masters. Post-war development in Europe: New Towns in England and the concept of Landscape Structure. Landscape Urbanism; Examples of open space development in new towns and urban renewal to illustrate the close conceptual relationship between town planning, urban design and landscape architecture (e.g. Haussmann’s Paris, Lutyen’s Delhi); influence of Ian McHarg on mid and late 20th Century landscape architecture. The work of selected twentieth century landscape architects, in the west as well as in India. Contemporary concepts and concerns: “Green” Architecture and EnergySaving site planning and Landscape Architecture; Cultural landscapes, their definition, identification, characteristics and policies; Landscape inventory and conservation of historical landscape; Artistic sensibility in Landscape Architecture, land art; new developments in urban landscape design. The Indian Context: Understanding contemporary attitudes to open space design in India: ancient horticultural tradition, Mughal influence, British colonial influence. Trends in landscape design in India in the late 20th and the first decade of the 21st Century.

7. Landscape Economics, Management & Horticultural Practice: Economics: Cost and benefits related to open space development; costs: intangible costs, depletion of natural resources, Management: Landscape management at the regional scale in relation to soil conservation, water management, grassland management, forestry and agriculture. Management practices related to urban ecology and urban habitats, such as urban forests, river banks, regional parks and greenbelts: ecological, economic and administrative issues. Management models. Horticulture Practice: Nursery establishment and Plant propagation. Establishment and maintenance of grass, shrubs and trees with respect to: ground preparation, planting and transplanting, pruning;

8. Landscape Resources: Settlements and Landscape: Siting and evolution of cities; Role of landform, water systems, climate and vegetation; Illustrative studies of cities in India and elsewhere; Microclimate; Air pollution; Solid waste management; conservation of water resources and vegetation cover; Urban forest; Landscape heritage; City development Plans, Zonal Plans. Development controls and their role in the conservation and creation of urban landscape; Delhi Master Plan; National Environment Policy; The rural landscape; Forest types of India; Biodiversity, urban biodiversity, Wetlands: definition, wetland values and conservations; Wastelands management; Land reclamation and rehabilitation; Watersheds and its management; Ramsar Convention, Forest Policy and management of forest resources. Conservation Forestry, Bye laws and planning regulations applicable to landscape development.

9. Landscape Conservation and Regional Landscape Planning; Concept of Landscape Planning and Landscape Conservation; Landscape Assessment techniques; Basic quantitative methods of collecting, analyzing, projecting and presenting data for Landscape Planning. Landscape Conservation: Priorities, Policies and Programmes; National parks and other protective designations; Biodiversity and Biosphere reserves; Endangered landscapes; Aspects of watershed management. The application of landscape planning techniques to large scale developments such as infrastructure and power projects, extractive and manufacturing industry, new towns and urban extensions, and developments for tourism and eco-tourism; Landscape perception, visual assessment and the aesthetic dimension of landscape planning. Environmental Impact Assessment and the Environmental Impact Statement: Theory and Practice; role of Environmental Legislation and the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

10. Landscape Project Management and Professional Practice: The role of statutory and regulatory bodies such as the Municipal Corporation, N.D.M.C, D.D.A and Urban Art commission etc.; Construction administration , Implementation process; Sequence of activities from inception to completion; progress evaluation and monitoring: (Estimation), Site documentation, Techniques of inspection and quality control; Construction documents Comparison of various kind of tenders with regard to objectives, utility and appropriateness. Tender Documentation and evaluation of tender; negotiations with contractors. Contract Documentation: Forms of contract; General and special conditions, specifications, Bill of quantities; significant clauses pertaining to defects, maintenance, arbitrations, etc. Parties to the contract; their roles, contractual relationships and legal obligations; Forms of agreement, conditions of engagement, scope of work and services to be provided. Scale of Professional Fees: Relationship of Landscape Architect with other professionals. Landscape Design Competitions: Types, Guidelines.

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Civil Engineering

Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.

Surveying: Principles of surveying, working of properties, compass and bearing, plane table surveying, theodolite traverse, adjustment of theodolite, levelling and contouring, curvature, refraction, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring and uses of a control map, tachometric survey.

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soil phase diagram, definitions of void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size distribution curves for different solid and their uses. Atterjerg's limits, ISI soil classification, plasticity chart, coefficient of permeability, effective stress, consolidation of soils. Calculation of shear strength of soils, direct shear test, vane shear test, triaxial test, soil compaction, Lab compaction, Lab compaction test, moisture content and bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

Hydraulics: Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli's theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.

Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage system, circular sewers, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, surface water drainage, sewage treatments.

Structural Engineering: Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, type of beams, determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rect. & circular section, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structure.

RCC Design:

RCC beams: flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beans, lintels, cantilever beams, double reinforced beams, one way slabs, two way slabs, isolated footings, reinforced brick work. T-beams, columns, staircases, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method).

Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.

Junior Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical)

General Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical)

Electrical Engineering

Basic Electrical Engg.: Elect. Measurements, Concepts of current, voltage, resistance, power and energy, their units, Ohm’s law.

Circuit Law: Kirchooff’s law, solution of simple network problems, Network theorems and their applications, Electro-magnetism, concept of flux, e m f, reluctance, magnetic circuits. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual inductance. A.C. fundamentals, instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Equation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC. circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance. Measurement and measuring instruments, Moving coil and moving iron ammeters and voltmeters, Extension of range, Wattmeters, Multimeters, megger, Basic Electronics.

Electrical machines: Basic principles of D.C. motors, generators, their characteristics, Speed control and starting of D.C. motors, losses and efficiency of D.C. machines.1-Phase and 3-phase transformers: Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. tests, efficiency, auto transformers. Synchronous machines, generation of 3-phase e m f, armature reaction, Voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, starting and applications of synchronous motors. 3-Phase Induction motor, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3-phase induction motors, Fractional KW motors, 1-phase induction motors, A.C. series motor, reluctance motor.

General, Transmission and Distribution: Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, simple problems thereon, cost of generation, inter- connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears- rating of circuit breakers: Principles of a extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. fuses, Protection, earth leakage, over current, Buchhotgz relay, Merz- Prince system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, Various transmission and distribution systems, Comparison of conductor materials, efficiency for different systems. Utilization of Electrical Energy, Illumination, electric heating, Electric welding, electroplating, electric drives and motors.

Mechanical Engineering

Flow of Fluids: Laminar & turbulent flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem, measurement of discharge, flow through pipes, friction losses, Forces of jet impinging on vanes, blades, work done and efficiency, classification of turbines & pumps.

Thermal Engineering: Laws of thermodynamics, change in entropy in various processes; uses of steam, Properties of steam table & charts; Construction & Working of Cochran, Lancashire locomotive & Babcock & Wilcox boilers, working of steam turbine, Otto & Diesel Cycles, working of IC engines, Carburetion, Solex Carburettor. Diesel fuel, pump & injector: Cooling & lubrication.

Production Engineering: Foundry- Different casting processes, concept of Patterns; types of mould making, purring defect in castings, causes & remedies, Welding-classification and types of welding, Testing and defects in welds. Lathes- working of lathe, various tools, operation on lathes, types of lathes. Drilling operations performed on drilling machines. Description, principles of working and various operations on machine tools, milling machine, shaper, grinder, boring and slotting machines.

Strength of Materials: Stresses in composite bars, relation between elastic constants, Resilience under different types of loads, SF and BM diagrams; stresses in beams-combined direct and bending stresses, Struts and columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories, Torsion of circular shafts.

Theory of Machines: Simple Machines – Four bar chain, Slider crank chain, double slider crank chain, Flywheel – Turning moment diagrams. Fluctuation of energy, Friction-in collar and pivots, plate clutch, conical clutch, journal bearing. Transmission of power through flat and V-belts, Gears, profile of gears, Governors- Watt and Hartnell governors.


Computer Architecture, Computer Organization. Data Communication And Net-Working, Artificial Intelligence, Micro-Processors, Number Systems & Digital Logics, Peripherals And Storage Devices.

Operating Systems: Windows, Unix And Linux

Programming: Programming in Angular Java, PSP, Asp.Net, Java And Android/ Mobile Aps Programming, Programming In D2k, Programming In Visual Basic, PL/SQL, HTML.

Data Base Management (DBMS): Oracle 8i And Above, SQL server 2003 and above, Open Sources DBMS, My SQL Sybase Ingress etc.

Internet and Web Technologies

Planning Assistant

i. Basic concepts of urban planning and Architecture, Planning Legislation and GIS

Section 1: Architecture Elements, construction, architectural styles and examples of different periods of Indian and Western History of Architecture; Oriental, Vernacular and Traditional architecture; Architectural developments since Industrial Revolution; Influence of modern art on architecture; Art nouveau, Eclecticism, International styles, Post Modernism, Deconstruction in architecture; recent trends in Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.

Section 2: Environmental Planning and Design Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystems; Ecological principles Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental considerations in planning and design; database for incorporation of environmental concerns in planning analysis, land suitability analysis, vulnerability analysis; Climate responsive design; Solar architecture; methods of addressing environmental quality; Green Building Concepts and Rating; ECBC; Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation; Environmental pollution- types, cause, controls and abatement strategies.

Section 3: Services, Infrastructure and Transportation Urban infrastructure- Transportation, Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage, Solid Waste Management, Electricity and Communications, Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering; Road capacity; Traffic survey method; Traffic flow characteristics; Traffic analyses and design considerations; Travel demand forecasting; Land use transportation – urban from inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections/ grade separates and parking areas, Hierarchy of roads and level of service; Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas; Mass transportation planning; Para-transits and other modes of transportations Pedestrian and slow moving traffic planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Section 4: Planning Legislation and GIS Planning legislation will include acts and legislation related to development management and maintenance of Delhi and other towns of NCR, municipal corporation and local bodies, Land Acquisition Act, PPP etc. Local self- Governance.

ii. Delhi Development Act, (DD Act), 1957 will include all sections and provisions of the Act.

iii. Master plan of Delhi 1962-2021 will include provisions, strategies and Master Plan proposals as per documents published from time to time.

Junior Translator


a) General Hindi: 100 marks (Objective type)

b) General English: 100 marks (Objective type)

The questions will be designed to test the candidate's understanding of the languages and literature, correct use of words, phrases and idioms, and ability to write the languages correctly, precisely, and effectively. The questions will be of degree level.


Translation and Essay: 200 Marks (Conventional Type) The paper will contain two passages for translation-one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi, and an Essay each in Hindi and English, to test the candidates‟ translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively. The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.

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Killexams : FTSE 100 Live: Taylor Wimpey upgrades profit guidance, OPEC meets

(Evening Standard)

OPEC members approved a tiny increase in oil output today in a move some saw as a snub to US President Joe Biden.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey today upgraded profits guidance amid signs of continued resilience in the UK property market.

The FTSE 100-listed company reported a 16% rise in interim profits to £334.5 million and said it expects a full-year performance around the top end of current City forecasts.

Chief executive Jennie Daly said housing market fundamentals remain positive: “Demand for our homes remains strong.”

FTSE 100 Live Wednesday

  • Taylor Wimpey raises FY guidance, shares rise

  • Opec+ agrees tiny oil output increase

  • Avast shares surge on CMA clearance

FTSE 100 picks up as US stocks move higher after robust economic data

16:01 , Michael Hunter

The FTSE 100 was positive in afternoon trade, helped by the demise of a two-day losing streak on Wall Street, where investors took heart from re-assuring data from the services sector.

After a muted morning, London’s main stock index was up 26 points at 7,436.0. Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey made one of the best gains, up almost 5% to 126p, after it stayed upbeat on the UK home market and reported bumper profits. There were gains of around 2% apiece for sector peers Persimmon and Barratt Developments.

Rolls-Royce, the globally famous engine maker, was up over 2% at 90p ahead of its half-year. results due out tomorrow.

The S&P 500 was up 36 points at 4,126.0 in New York, after the purchasing managers’ index memorizing for non-manufacturing sectors in the US unexpectedly rose, sending a soothing signal on the performance of the world’s biggest economy.

OPEC snubs Biden after agreeing tiny oil production increase

15:30 , Simon Hunt

OPEC members approved a tiny increase in oil output today in a move some saw as a snub to US President Joe Biden.

The organisation agreed to ramp up production by 100,000 barrels a day, one of the smallest increases in its history.

It’s thought the US had urged for a greater increase in a bid to counter Russian energy supply restrictions and aid the global economy, but a desire by Saudi Arabia to maintain ties with Russia prevented a bigger rise.

Brent crude rose 1.5% to $102 a barrel following the announcement.

14:41 , Michael Hunter

New York’s S&P 500 ends two-day losing streak ahead of economic data

14:41 , Michael Hunter

Wall Street snapped a two-session run of declines in opening trade, as investors took in more earnings reports and looked ahead to more data for insight into the health of the world’s biggest economy.

Numbers from the Institute of Supply Management on activity outside the manufacturing sector are expected to reveal the fourth consecutive month of a slowdown in the rate of growth, without registering an overall decline. The number will play into expectations for the pace of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing series of interest rate rises at the central bank seeks to tame inflation while protecting economic growth.

The S&P 500 started the session up 0.8% at 4122.69.

Moderna’s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street forecasts

14:11 , Michael Hunter

Moderna became the latest big-name US biotech company to beat earnings expectations, reporting $4.7 billion (£3.9 billion) in sales, a rise of 9% in the second quarter.

The Boston-based company left its guidance for sales of its Covid-19 vaccine steady at $21 billion, but it wrote off stocks of the shot worth almost $500 million that expired before use, or will not be used before expiration.

Its shares rose almost 3% in pre-market trade in New York, ahead of the start of full Wall Street trade at 2.0pm London time.

BMW shares go into reverse as sales of luxury cars slow

13:57 , Michael Hunter

Shares in BMW, the iconic German carmaker, fell after it said “inflation and interest rate hikes” would “impact demand” as it reported headline earnings of €3.4 billion (£2.8 billion), ahead of City forecasts.

In afternoon Frankfurt trade, BMW’s shares were down 6% to €76.28.

Corporate news from the sector has been mixed lately. BMW’s words came after its Italian rival, Ferrari, reported record quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its revenue guidance after record sales. In the UK, Aston Martin reported sell-out demand for some of its models last week, but also revealed that hundreds of supercars remain unfinished due to supply chain problems relating to Covid lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine.

BMW said it expected its order book to “normalise” from higher-than-average levels “towards the end of the year”. Its compatriot, Mercedes, was more upbeat last week, when it raised earnings forecasts.

Chips shortage cuts Nintendo switch sales

12:18 , Simon Hunt

The global chip crisis has hit sales of Nintendo’s flagship Switch gaming console.

The Japanese gaming giant said bottlenecks led to sales of the platform falling almost 25% from 4.45 million to 3.43 million in the second quarter.

Profit and revenues both missed market forecasts.

The disappointing results follow those of fellow console maker Sony, which cut the profit outlook for its PlayStation arm by 16% last week.

Quarterly sales of the standard Nintendo Switch fell 60% to 1.32 million units and sales of the Switch Lite dived nearly 50% to 590,000.

Robinhood crypto app sacks nearly one in four staffers

11:36 , Simon Hunt

The boss of US trading app Robinhood has fired almost a quarter of its workforce as retail investors quit the platform amid falling crypto prices.

The value of assets held by the California-based business plummeted 31% in the three months to June, as almost two million users left the app.

Robinhood boss Vlad Tenev wrote in a blog post: “We have seen additional deterioration of the macro environment, with inflation at 40-year highs accompanied by a broad crypto market crash.

“In this new environment, we are operating with more staffing than appropriate.” The company employed 3900 people as recently as March.

Bitcoin has fallen 46% since January.

It comes after cyber criminals stole $200 million of digital assets from two crypto firms in 24 hours, leaving customers’ crypto wallets empty. One of the companies, Solana, urged customers to abandon compromised wallets.

Hiscox shares dive as insurer falls to £88m loss

11:11 , Simon Hunt

Shares in insurer Hiscox slumped 8% in early trading today after it posted a $107 million (£88 million) loss for the first half of the year.

The company — one of the biggest players in the London market — made a $133.4 million pre-tax profit in the same period last year.

The Bermuda-headquartered business said that its investments were running at a loss of $214.1 million, down from a $61.9 million profit during in the first half of 2021.

Nevertheless boss Aki Hussain stated he was “pleased” with the group’s performance despite the shares being the biggest fallers in the FTSE 250 index .

He said: “Our strategy and diverse portfolio of businesses continues to create opportunity, and we are well positioned to generate high quality growth and earnings.”

However, international insurance group RSA pulled itself back into the black, reporting a profit of £107 million in its half-year results.

The bounce-back compared with a £249 million loss for the six months to the end of June last year.

FTSE 100 flat, Rolls-Royce shares up 4%

10:34 , Graeme Evans

Just Eat Takeaway shares continued their recent improvement today, despite the delivery firm taking a £2.5 billion hit on its Grubhub acquisition.

A balance sheet write-down on last year’s landmark all-share deal in the United States triggered losses of 3.5 billion euros (£2.9 billion) in half-year results. However, losses at an underlying level narrowed to 134 million euros (£112 million).

Shares rocketed last year as orders surged due to pandemic lockdowns, only to fall back 60% this year as trading returned to normal and the company digested the Grubhub deal.

The ex-FTSE 100-listed stock has shown signs of improvement in the past fortnight, with shares up a further 2% or 27.6p to 1585.2p after today’s results.

Chief executive Jitse Groen remains optimistic about prospects and said the Amsterdam-based company had made “significant progress” towards profitability in the half year.

Groen pointed out Just Eat is now two times larger than it was pre-pandemic. He added: “Whilst this growth required significant investment, we have continued to focus on executing our strategy to build and operate highly profitable food delivery businesses.”

In the FTSE 100 index, cyber security firm Avast surged more than 40% or 204.1p to 682p after the Competition and Markets Authority cleared its takeover by NortonLifeLock. The deal, which was unveiled in August 2021, should complete by mid-September.

There was also relief for Rolls-Royce investors after the engines giant said the Spanish government had approved the company’s sale of ITP Aero to a private equity consortium.

The sale was first announced in September and completes a disposal programme worth £2 billion. Shares rose 4% or 3.5p to 91.3p in an otherwise lacklustre session for the London market as the FTSE 100 index drifted 2.86 points to 7406.03.

The sideways movement came despite heavyweight BP shares adding another 5.1p to 408.45p after Goldman Sachs upped its price target to 640p in the wake of yesterday’s second quarter results.

The FTSE 250 index was 10.67 points higher at 19,884.56, with gambling group 888 Holdings the biggest riser after a gain of 4.1p to 145.9p.

FTSE 100 lower, Avast surges 40%

09:06 , Graeme Evans

Taylor Wimpey shares are 4% higher after its improved guidance in half-year results, although its valuation remains considerably lower over the year to date.

In line with others in the sector, the FTSE 100-listed stock has lost more than a quarter of its value as worries mount over the house market outlook and removal of government incentives.

Shares rose 4.3p to 124p in a session when London’s FTSE 100 retreated 27.33 points to 7381.78.

Cyber security firm Avast was the biggest top flight riser, with its shares surging more than 40% after the Competition and Markets Authority cleared its takeover by NortonLifeLock. The deal, which was unveiled in August 2021, should complete by mid-September.

BP shares added another 2p to 405.3p as yesterday’s bumper second quarter results and higher dividend led analysts at Goldman Sachs to up their price target to 640p.

British Gas owner Centrica gave up some of its recent strength, declining 2p to 87.2p after Citigroup cut its price target to 97p from 105p.

The FTSE 250 index was 11.67 points lower at 19,862.40, with road safety barriers business Hill & Smith the biggest faller after half-year results sent shares down 9% or 120p to 1,150p.

OPEC+ set to leave output unchanged

08:24 , Graeme Evans

OPEC+ oil producing countries are not expected to increase levels of crude supply when they hold a meeting by video call today.

Some nations are struggling to meet their production quotas and forecasts of slower demand will also influence their decision to keep existing targets in place.

The Brent crude oil price has fallen back towards $100 a barrel in recent weeks as recession fears offset ongoing supply challenges.

Callum Macpherson, Investec’s head of commodities, said: “It seems unlikely OPEC+ will do anything when it meets today. If it did decide to increase output in any form, this could come as quite a surprise and lead to Brent crude testing levels further under $100 a barrel.”

FTSE 100 lower ahead of OPEC meeting

07:56 , Graeme Evans

Heightened tensions between the US and China following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan contributed to a poor session for Wall Street last night.

Investors were also unnerved by some Federal Reserve policymakers signalling that further aggressive interest rate hikes may still be necessary to tackle high inflation.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.2%, although the decline for the Nasdaq was limited to 0.2% as the tech-focused index continued its recent outperformance.

In extended hours trading, PayPal shares soared 11% on the back of robust second quarter results and positive guidance for the rest of the year. But shares in Airbnb fell 8% after its results disappointed on the revenues front.

US futures markets are pointing to a mixed session on Wall Street later, while CMC Markets expects the FTSE 100 index to open 10 points lower at 7399.

At the latest OPEC meeting, the weaker demand outlook is set to mean ministers stick to existing production plans. Brent crude stayed close to $100 a barrel today.

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One-week program taught by experienced instructors from industry and academia provides hands-on training for people looking to join the bitcoin mining industry

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 19, 2022  /PRNewswire/ -- Foundry Digital LLC ("Foundry"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group ("DCG") focused on digital asset mining and staking, today announced the launch of Foundry Academy, an initiative to train and develop top technicians for the fast-growing bitcoin mining industry. The program's first session successfully concluded in May, with all students now employed at various companies throughout the mining industry. The next session, registration for which is now open, is scheduled to begin on September 12, 2022.

As the crypto and blockchain industry continues to expand, the bitcoin mining industry has created a growing opportunity for professionals who possess the technical know-how required to scale. Foundry estimates that facilities with a total power of around 2-3 gigawatts will be built out over the next 12 months alone, creating thousands of technical job openings.

While there are multiple programs and workshops that offer some sort of blockchain or bitcoin mining education, no single certification exists in the industry today that combines hands-on training and workforce development. Foundry Academy's goal is to be the single source for comprehensive education that connects talent and placement in the cryptocurrency mining space. The Academy is open to all entrants, regardless of their age and professional background.

Foundry Academy's one-week program combines hands-on training and career-readiness for both aspiring mining technicians and those who already have some industry experience. The courses are conducted at a mining facility in Rochester, New York and cover everything from bitcoin fundamentals to the nuances of miner diagnostics and maintenance. Instructors of the program are experienced technicians as well as experts from mining companies and academia. Through workshops, instructions, and mock interviews, the Academy ensures that all participants have a top-notch resume along with solid skills and techniques required for efficient cryptocurrency mining.

The Academy also utilizes Foundry's partnerships and network among most of the biggest mining operations to help participants of the program get a job in the bitcoin mining field. The program is led by Craig Ross, who joined Foundry in early 2022.  Prior to Foundry, Craig worked for 22 years in various roles at SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Brockport.

"Foundry Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum to prepare those who are seeking a career in bitcoin mining. Our program covers the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, technical skills required for mining, along with other skills that are needed to land jobs and thrive in their career," said Craig Ross, Executive Director of Foundry Academy.

"I wanted a good certification, and I wanted to leave a program able to show an employer exactly what I know and what I can do. After completing the Academy, I feel that I received industry training that only Foundry could provide at this level," said Quinn Carr, a student of the first session of the program who is now employed by a publicly traded bitcoin mining company.

Foundry Academy is part of Foundry's mission to standardize and professionalize the bitcoin mining industry for institutions, and also provide miners with the resources needed to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks. Foundry's other mining-focused business verticals and ventures — its equipment financing business, the FoundryX marketplace for mining machines, the Foundry USA Pool, and advisory services — are all among the most recognizable names in their respective fields.

For more information on the upcoming program, its courses, its schedule or to apply to it, please visit www.foundryacademy.com or email academy@foundrydigital.com. 

About Foundry

A subsidiary of DCG, Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital asset mining and staking industry. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Foundry leverages its institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to empower participants within the crypto ecosystem by providing the tools they need to build tomorrow's decentralized infrastructure. For more information, please visit foundrydigital.com.


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