Stocks

America

Amazon

The e-retailing giant Amazon has helped the online shopping industry to evolve greatly. Founded in 1994, the company retails online various product classes including video games, furniture, books, and jewelry, and also develops consumer electronics such as the renowned e-book reader Kindle.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:35.

Amex

One of the Dow 30, American Express was established in 1850. AmEx is headquartered in New York and focuses primarily on credit cards and travelers cheques. 24% of all the credit card transactions in the US are done via AmEx cards.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:45.

Apple

Apple, Inc. is one of the biggest technology companies in the world and has revolutionized the industry with their developments in the consumer electronics. Apple designs, produces, and sells computers, mobile communication devices and portable media player gadgets. Apple’s stocks are listed in NASDAQ 100.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:30 to 21:00.

Cisco

Founded in the US in 1984, Cisco is a multinational company which designs, develops and markets computer networking devices. Cisco had recently hit the headlines with their latest project “Internet of Everything”, and the firm is listed in Dow Jones, S&P 500, and NASDAQ indices.

Citigroup

Citigroup is a multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in New York. The company serves over 200 million customers in over 140 countries and focuses mainly on private and commercial banking, global asset management, financial analyses, and investment banking. Citigroup was found in 1998.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:45.

Coca-Cola

Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola is the most common and the most consumed non-alcoholic beverage in the world. The Coca-Cola Company owns more than 500 brands and their flagship product has become a symbol for the US.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:50 to 20:30.

Dell

Dell is a multinational computer technologies firm headquartered in Texas, USA. Focused completely on computers, byproducts and services, the company offers product development, marketing, repair, and support services. Dell was found in 1984 and traded in NASDAQ until 2013, before the company was sold to private investors and the stocks were delisted.

Disney

One of the most renowned brands in the world, The Walt Disney Corporation was established by Walt and Roy Disney brothers in 1923. The scope of operation of the media giant ranges from animations and visual media studios to theme parks. The most important icon of Disney is, undoubtedly, Mickey Mouse.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:30.

eBay

Well-known as an online auction web site, eBay is an e-commerce company which provides ‘consumer-to-consumer’ and ‘business-to-consumer’ sales services. eBay was established in 1995 and currently offers localized services in over 30 countries.

Exxon

ExxonMobil is the largest oil refiner in the world with 37 oil refineries in 21 different countries. Found in 1999 and headquartered in Texas, USA, Exxon is the 5th largest company in the world by revenue, and also the 2nd largest publicly traded company by revenue. Exxon employees over 75k workers and the company’s net profit was $32.5 billion in 2013.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:50 to 20:30.

Facebook

World’s biggest social networking platform Facebook was established by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 and reached 1.3 billion active users in 2014. The company bought popular applications such as Instagram and WhatsApp, and the stocks of Facebook was opened to public trading in 2012.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:45.

GoldCorp

GoldCorp is a Canadian gold producer found in 1954. The company operates in 10 mines in North and South Americas with over 16k employees. GoldCorp had produced 2.5 million ounces of gold in 2011.

Goldman Sachs

Established in 1869, Goldman Sachs is a global investment bank headquartered in New York City, Manhattan. As one of the most eminent investment banks in the world, Goldman Sachs provides various services to commercial clients. ECB President Mario Draghi and BOE President Mark Carney are only two of the names who had executive roles in Goldman Sachs before being appointed to government positions.

Google

Google Inc. is a technology giant headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The company’s glorious Google Search Engine has literally revolutionized the way people understand internet. Google is also the owner of famous video streaming web site YouTube and mobile operation system Android. Google’s stocks are listed in NASDAQ 100.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:30 to 21:00.

IBM

IBM was found in 1911 in the United States of America, and became technology giant specialized in computer software, computer hardware and information technologies. Serving in over 170 countries with more than 400k employees, IBM has been awarded the Nobel Prize for 5 times.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:50 to 20:30.

Intel

Specialized on computer hardware, Intel is one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world. Intel was established in 1968 in the US, and had reached $9.6 billion net profit in 2013.

JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase is the top banking and finance company in the United States of America. Focused on asset and risk management, private and commercial banking, and investment banking, the hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is the second largest in the United States. Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:50 to 20:30.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a career and business world centered social networking web site and offers services in more than 20 languages worldwide. Reaching over 200 countries in 2013, the number of active users on LinkedIn platform is 300 million. LinkedIn’s stocks are traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the largest fast food chain in the world and serves an average of 68 million customers every day in more than 35k restaurants in 119 countries. Founded in 1955, the stocks of McDonald’s are listed both in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:30.

Microsoft

Tech giant Microsoft is the company that developed the computer software systems we all use across the globe. Founded in 1975 in USA, Microsoft focuses on computer software, electronic devices, and personal computers. The firm’s famous Windows OS is the most commonly used computer operating system in the world.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:50 to 20:30.

Netflix

Netflix, Inc. is an American company that offers ‘Video-on-Demand’ streaming services in various locations throughout North America, South America, and Europe. The company was established in 1997, and had reached more than 100k titles and over 10 million subscribers as of 2009.

Nike

Named after the Victory Goddess in the Ancient Greek Mythology, Nike is the largest sneakers producer and one of the most valuable sportswear brands in the world. Nike serves customers in almost every country with over 44k employees. The reported net profit of the company in 2012 was $2.2 billion.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:35.

Pfizer

Pfizer, Inc. is a multinational pharmaceuticals company headquartered in New York. One of the largest pharmaceutical producers in the world, Pfizer’s stocks are traded in the New York Stock Exchange and are listed both in Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indices.

Priceline

Priceline.com is an internet firm that offers discounted coupon prices for transportation and accommodation in the travel and tourism industry. The company grows by purchasing various web sites related with their own operations, and had reported $1.89 billion net income in 2013.

Silver Wheaton

Silver Wheaton Corp. is a Canadian firm focused completely on pure play silver mining. The company has a silver production capacity of 26 million ounces, and they also purchase silver from other companies which produce silver as a byproduct. Silver Wheaton was established in 2004 and reached $376 million net profit in 2013.

Twitter

Founded in 2006, Twitter is a social media web site with a unique structure which is defined as a ‘microblog’ and limits all shares to 140 text characters. Twitter has reached over 270 million active users as of 2014, and the company’s shares were offered to public trading in 2013.

Yahoo

Yahoo! Inc. is a multinational internet company headquartered in California, USA. Globally known with their search engine, web portal and e-mail, Yahoo offers various services ranging from news channels and social media to online advertising and games.

Europe

Adidas

Adidas AG, is a multinational sports shoes, clothing and accessories designer and producer. The company was founded by Adi and Rudi Dassler brothers in 1924 in Germany. However, Rudi Dassler had left the company later on, and established Puma brand. The reported 2013 revenue of the company was about 14.5 billion Euros.

AXA

AXA is a multinational investment banking firm headquartered in Paris, France. The company focuses mainly on global investment banking, securities, investment management and insurance, and was founded in 1817.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:05 to 16:15.

Barclays

Headquartered in Londin, Barclays is a multinational banking company. Operating in different fields including private, wholesale, and investment banking, asset management, mortgage and credit cards, Barclays’ stocks are traded in the London Stock Exchange.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:00 to 16:30.

BBVA

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, is a Spanish multinational banking firm which was founded in 1999. BBVA conducts their operations in more than 40 countries all around the world, and is focused mainly on banking, insurance and wealth management.

BNP Paribas

Banque Nationale de Paris is a global banking giant headquartered in France, and had become the largest bank in Europe and one of the five largest banks in the world after their merge with Paribas. Specialized in investment solutions, commercial banking, investment banking, and real estate, BNP Paribas had even managed to dodge the debt crisis in 2008 with a profit.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:20 to 16:15.

BP

Commonly known as BP, British Petroleum PLC offers services in transportation, energy, and petrochemicals industries. BP is headquartered in London, and their stocks are traded in London Stock Exchange.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:00 to 16:30.

Gazprom

Gazprom is the largest natural gas producer in the world, and headquartered in Moscow. The 17% of the global natural gas production is conducted by Gazprom alone. The company was established in 1989 and their senior partner is the Russian government. One of the biggest companies in the world, Gazprom’s net profit in 2012 was $38.7 billion.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:05 to 16:15.

Orange France

Orange is a French telecommunication company which serves over 230 million customers all around the globe, and is mainly focused on mobile phones, land phones, and internet services.

Renault

Founded in 1899 in France, Renault S.A. operates in the automotive industry. The company offers their services in over 118 countries, and in 2011, Renault had become the third largest automobile producer in Europe, and the ninth largest in the world.

Royal Dutch

Commonly known with their flagship brand “Shell”, Royal Dutch Shell plc was established in 1907. As a multinational gas and oil company, Royal Dutch’s main office is in the Netherlands and their corporate body is in the UK. Royal Dutch is the company with the highest profit margin in their specific industry.

Sberbank

Sberbank is the largest bank of Russia and East Europe, and they focus primarily on private and commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management, asset management, credit cards, and insurance. The word ‘Sberbank’ means Russian Savings Bank and the company was established in 1841 in Moscow, Russia.

Societe Generale

Societe Generale is a French company which operates in three fields: retail banking, commercial banking, and investment banking. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company was established in 1864 and is known as the eighth largest bank in the Europe. Societe Generale had reported a revenue of 23.1 billion Euros in 2012.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 05:00 to 22:00.

Telefónica

Telefónica, S.A. is a Spanish telecommunications and broadband company founded in 1924. Telefónica’s main office is located in Madrid, and the company operates in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.

Tesco

Tesco PLC is a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in the UK. Founded in 1919, Tesco has spread their operations to more than 14 countries. The company alone has a 30% market share in England, and their stocks have a great influence on the London Stock Exchange.

Vodafone

Offering their services in more than 30 countries all around the world, Vodafone is the largest mobile telecommunication company in the world. Vodafone stocks are traded in the London Stock Exchange and listed in FTSE 100 index.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 08:00 to 22:00.

Asia

Alibaba

Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-commerce company which provides online ‘consumer-to-consumer’, ‘business-to-consumer’, and ‘business-to-business’ sales channels. Established in 1999, the web site’s stocks were offered to public in 2014. According to the reports, the sales revenue of two of the portals of Alibaba reached $170 billion in 2012.

ANZ

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is the third largest bank in Australia by market capitalization. ANZ was founded in 1951 and they are now offering private and commercial banking, insurance, investment banking, investment management, asset management services in more than 30 countries including Australia and New Zealand.

Baidu

Headquartered in Beijing, China, Baidu is an internet company that provides Chinese internet services and solutions. Widely considered as the ‘Chinese Google’, Baidu’s scope of operation is ranging from written content and music to images and movies, all served in Chinese. In 2007, Baidu became the first Chinese company listed in NASDAQ 100 index. Baidu’s search engine indexes more than 740 million web pages in Chinese.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 14:35 to 20:45.

BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton is an Australian oil and mining company. According to the reports of 2013, BHP Billiton is the largest mining company in the world by revenue. Employing over 100k employees, the company is listed both in the Australian Stock Market and the London Stock Market.

ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank is one of the biggest banks in India, and it offers various services such as private and commercial banking, asset management, and hedge funds. Established in 1994, ICICI Bank is present in 19 countries with 3820 branches. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, and has reported $1.6 billion profit in 2012.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 03:45 to 09:30.

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto was established after a mining field close to the Rio Tinto River in Spain was purchased by a multinational group of investors. The Australian-British mining company produces various products including aluminum, iron, copper, and coal, and they reported about $3.6 billion profit in 2013.

Sony

Japanese media-tech giant Sony was established in 1964, and is known with various brands such as Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures, and Sony Electronics. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, and focuses on various areas including consumer electronics, video games, computer hardware, and visual media productions.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 00:40 to 06:00.

Sumitomo

Specialized in machine and mining industries, Sumitomo consists of a number of companies in different sectors including banking, forestry, warehousing, and electronics. Sumitomo has their 11 different companies listed in the Nikkei 225 index.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 00:40 to 06:40.

Tata Motors Ltd

Also known as TELCO, Tata Motors Ltd is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, and a part of the Tata Group. The company produces cars, vans, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. The stocks of Tata Motors Ltd are traded in the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

Trading Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri every day from 04:00 to 09:15.

Westpac Banking

Founded in 1982, Westpac Banking Corporation is one of the four largest banks in Australia, and the second largest bank in New Zealand. Westpac has reached over 12 million customers in 2011, and the Sydney-based company focuses mainly on private and commercial banking, insurance, investment banking, investment and asset management.