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  1. What/who will collapse first in 2018

    Maybe I should forget reading financial statements for my investment due diligence and just ask about their supplier terms! Carillion - something about pay you in 120 days unless you pay a fee. Then there was that fuss about Tescos.
  2. The Bank Of England Clueless Thread

    "....."Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.” (Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  3. Apologies, yes. Post updated. Not just HL of course (and he may have mentioned others). Point was - retail investors.
  4. Carillion in Crisis

    Point was - retail investors, wherever.
  5. John McDonnell

    Following the tremendous response on this thread, any idea if he has changed his mind about living it up at Davos?
  6. Carillion in Crisis

    Oh dear. Just listened to the R4 Today programme. The "expert" (actually sounded like one!) was asked if everyone was shorting, who was left holding the shares? More or less said retail investors. Then, when asked whether the government's (May's) announcement the director's will receive no more was just spin, simply said "yes", that's what always happens in a liquidation! The FRC guy came on later - bit of a dud performance. Did the FRC no favours.
  7. Carillion. Oh dear. Just listened to the R4 Today programme. The "expert" (actually sounded like one!) was asked if everyone was shorting, who was left holding the shares? More or less said retail investors! Then, when asked whether the government's (May's) announcement the director's will receive no more was just spin, simply said "yes", that's what always happens in a liquidation! The FRC guy came on later - bit of a dud performance. Did the FRC no favours.
  8. Carillion in Crisis

    ...then Gidiot!
  9. A source of comment on US ETFs, KIDs, PRIIP: https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=9098 Shame I had not seen it in December, when the thread first started!
  10. Fees and confusion can add up if splitting a SIPP between two brokers. I've just done the opposite! For tax and clarity I have a trading account for trading and a SIPP for income. Also, you sure II not going to follow suit and block the ETFs too? Things are confusing and the broker is the one risking a fine. Some brokers have been caught unawares because of the last minute scramble forced on the ETF providers and hence them.
  11. Certainly not by Herr Boaty McBoatface. Look what he finally got: It's OK, it's not a burm! Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/world/europe/boaty-mcboatface-mission-antarctica.html
  12. "Vorrucksprung durch Technik"! Aber fur die Engländer: "Wasserleck durch Technik"! There, not that different really. Hell, we're almost married!
  13. Yahoo latest: These are the times of day when supermarkets slash prices Given previous comments on this thread, I thought I'd run this by you guys. You know who you are! Asda . Final reductions often start around 7pm, with most bargains gone by 9pm Co-op . Discounting varies by store . Goods which expire that day tend to have a 50% discount . Reductions increase around 5pm . Savings of 75% likely appear from 8pm M&S Food . Final reductions appear at 6.30pm in stores which close at 7pm, and at 8pm in stores closing at 9pm . Food reaching a sell-by date are discounted “just after lunch” Morrisons . Reductions tend to start late morning or lunchtime Sainsbury’s . Start hunting for yellow stickers around lunchtime, often around 1.30pm . Big reductions kick in around 7pm Tesco . Shop-floor staff have told the website reductions start as early as 8am, with heftier savings coming early evening Aldi . The cut-price supermarket doesn’t discount during the day (could argue it's always discounted!) Just went to the Co-op, bought some brownies and received a "£1 off £5 spend" voucher, walked right back in and bought up enough reduced stuff for the freezer, presented said voucher, happy days. This after bagging 50% Quorn discount at Tescos. Co-op great for bagging a bargain dinner on the way home. A bit like "Ready Steady Cook" in that you show me the bargains and I'll make up a meal! "Just in Time" cuisine! This is addictive!
  14. Canute Economics But the waves still came, right up to his feet. Canute just shrugged and admitted defeat. He faced the crowd, and he sternly outcried, "Not even a king can control the tide. I did my best, but no, I came up short. I’m just not as powerful as you I once thought". A poem by Paul Perro
  15. Carillion in Crisis

    Less their commission!