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  1. durhamborn, whilst you are in a sharing mood, can you comment as to why the gold miners' share prices are not moving in direct correlation with the gold price itself? Miners ran up about 40% in December and January (at least the few I follow [and I hold TGZ]), then got whacked at the end of last month, despite the gold price remaining positive. Today, the gold price drops, the miners' shares go up. Perhaps my understanding is way off, but I have always seen the miners' shares as a leveraged proxy for the gold price? Thanks.
  2. durhamborn on the money again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42550917
  3. Friends and I have been discussing this idea for years - big old house, common living areas and private ensuite bedrooms, adjacent accommodation for a carer to wipe backsides and make tea, massive cellar for wine...
  4. This thread just might be the best on the internet, it is that good. When the Walts arrive, it is likely to descend into nothingness. Durhamborn, you have been proven to have cgnao-like prescience, without the nuttiness. You set out your position and have held it; thus far, you have been spot-on. I apologise for the temporary derailment.
  5. Recruitment in Northampton must pay well these days...How is the new life overseas (again)?
  6. And many of these management companies who also own the freehold to retirement properties are "charities"...Look at the CEO's salary to see the real scam.
  7. Durhamborn, Thank you for your considered and considerable contributions to this discussion. My view is that you are not far off at all in your reasoning, but I base this on nothing as sophisticated as your charts. With regard to the highlighted comment above, any view on TGZ, as they are down 96% since late 2010?! I have some knowledge of this company and avoided them like the plague back in 2013-4, but might be tempted back in the near future. Your theory as to switching between deflationary and inflationary stocks is sound, I believe. I also reckon you are on the money (pardon the pun) in stating that there will be humungous levels of printing and that much of this new money will be directed straight into infrastructure, arguably a better allocation of resources (however fictitious) anyway; of course the great outlier is as-yet unthought-of other forms of intervention by governments. For what it's worth (and I know it is sacrilege on here), I don't see a massive house price crash in popular areas, I think there will be almost infinite levels of forbearance afforded to primary residence occupants, though landlords with any leverage will be screwed. If unemployment shoots up and people can't afford their mortgages, they will still need somewhere to live and I see the government finding it easier (and more politically expedient) to allow them to stay in their homes, come what may. What form this support would take, I could not say, but who foresaw all the support mechanisms now in place back in 2007? The zombie masses will struggle on blithely and put any dreams of moving home on hold, bringing the housing market to a near-standstill - I wouldn't want to be an estate agent anytime soon... I will continue to watch this thread, mainly from afar; little else of relevance to the economy has piqued and maintained my interest lately.
  8. Sorry, linky no worky, try this one: https://fusionpeople.com/jobdetails-741693
  9. Link below, as requested. https://fusionpeople.com/jobdetails-741693?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  10. It has been mooted on here many times that the huge increase in new car registrations, largely via PCP and PCH schemes (which are not "sales", in my view), is directly attributable to PPI payouts. Below is a quote from a current job ad (I have not posted the link, nor the full ad, in case these may be naughty) - am I reading this correctly? A car dealership "assists" a customer with their PPI claim, "helpfully" pushing out a nice finance offer (presumably using the PPI free money as the first payment on a PCP or PCH deal) to get said customer into some shiny new motor? "A leading car dealership is is looking for an experienced and competent Customer Service Advisor to support and excel within their growing team in Fxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. This role does not require any qualifications, however it does require confidence with excel and calculations as you will be working within the PPI team. The team receive PPI claim forms from customers and extract the data into systems. So attention to detail is vital. Although there is not a huge amount of call-time involved, you must be good in regards to customer and public relationships as there will be a need for face to face working with internal customers. The role is available immediately on a temporary contract" Quite a smart idea, making the parting of the dumb public and their ill-gotten gains so very easy...
  11. How much??? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58324838.html Salisbury is very nice and all, but I wouldn't pay that much to live in a disused power station in Battersea, never mind in a pretty country town, miles from any high-paying jobs. What on earth is occurring?
  12. I grew up in the next village, went to school at one of those mentioned in the link and used to run past there on my 6 mile route. Village has changed from locals to w*nkers in one generation, same as the entire locale, the good pub (Prince Of Wales, great for a game of darts) didn't survive and is now a fancy private home. The other pub suits well its new local clientele, from recent experience. I think a certain regular on here could spit on good 'ole Phil from his own gaff.......
  13. Bonsoir, M. Le Compte! Congratulations on cutting the ties that bind. I have long been looking at escaping the madness myself. Working in sales across Europe (Boo from some, I am sure....), I can live more or less anywhere, but I need to be back in Blighty for 2-3 days a month, so logistics are not unimportant. I have been researching lifestyle options (rented at this point!) for some time now, always fancied the Languedoc region of France - weather, wine and general joie de vivre. No kids and understanding partner with similar views as to the madness of the UK "system", there must be a better way. If you don't mind me asking, how does the access to a private air-strip work when it comes to heading back to the UK (or indeed elsewhere)? Forgive me, but I assume you are not in private Learjet territory?! I have always thought that access to commercial international airports (Toulouse? Perpignan? Montpellier?) would be a pre-requisite, but if there is a viable alternative then I would really appreciate you sharing. Buying anywhere in the SE of England currently, with no necessity to be there, seems like madness, in my view, so anyone with the option owes it to themselves to consider alternatives, as M. Le Compte has had the cojones (sorry, Spanish!) to do. Merci d'avance.
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