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frog_in_a_tree 21 May 2019

Everyday Everyday… …Brexit takes it toll on British industry. I hope the Brexiters are proud of the jobs they are destroying. BBC News British Steel on verge of administration The UK's second-biggest steel maker has been seeking £75m in government backing to help it stay afloat. frog in a tree

regardless 20 May 2019

Double Top Millions Marched in London. . MILLIONS so called British voted for remain online for another vote The silent majority will vote on Thursday

PrefInvestor1 20 May 2019

Double Top Hey @regardless, Did you vote for the CEOs pay rise at the AGM ?. Seems he is the highest paid banker in the UK according to this article ?. [link] And his pension, wow. 33% of base salary (just recently reduced from 46% apparently !)… Mind you normal employees get a 13% pension contribution too by the sound of it, which is pretty good too. All that plus a lot of other benefits too including a scheme where they match your contribution up to £45 a month. [link] Things sound pretty good for Lloyds employees eh !. No wonder the share count is racking up !. ATB Pref

frog_in_a_tree 20 May 2019

Double Top “Nazi Europe”. That is about the stupidest thing you have ever said. You haven’t a clue amd should be ashamed of yourself. Frog

regardless 20 May 2019

Double Top Love it

PrefInvestor1 20 May 2019

Double Top Hi Again @macbonzo , Ah an investment shootout eh, fundamentals vs trading. No it’s nonsense, not interested. I am not trying to challenge your trading skills and I am sure that your ability to make money, especially in volatile markets like the US, is far greater than mine. No contest I’m sure. All I have been trying to say in my posts is that putting money into US growth stocks like Tesla is high risk for your average retail investor and they could easily lose a lot of money if they go into it in a big way. I have put my toe in the water about three times now and never managed a plus score, though of course when I get to 5-10% down I tend to retire hurt (for fear of things getting substantially worse). For example in around Nov 2017 I bought equal sized holdings in Apple, Google and Facebook. About 2 months in the Nasdaq had a REALLY bad day and I found myself over 5% down. Well at that point I just sold and took the loss. I continued monitoring those investments though and even had I still held them a year later they would STILL have been over 5% down. Of course with 20/20 hindsight I should have bought AMZN, NFLX & MSFT but there you go. Am I going to buy AMZN now at close to $2000 a share?. No thanks. Diversified UK versions like SMT, PCT and JUSC are more palatable, but still too volatile for my liking. They hardly correlate too well with my old fashioned savings account ideal !. No they are all off the menu for me, I will continue to pursue what seem to me to be more conservative investments. I’m sure they will never make me the big bucks, but I don’t think I’ll lose my shirt on them either. ATB Pref

Eadwig 20 May 2019

Double Top Bowman, This is the bit I’d forgotten… “The divestment of TSB from Lloyds Banking Group was necessary due to a European Commission ruling that the British government’s purchase of a 43.4% stake in the group in 2009 counted as state aid” So they are actually separate entities now. Still, the point I think I remember making stands, which was that the challenger banks, of which I assume TSB is the biggest, are not really making headway on the big 4 (or whatever it is these days). You can add to that that the big 4 aren’t really making headway either - except HSBC, which seem to be the only truly international retail and investment bank we have left in the UK. Its pretty sad because the UK put so many eggs in the finance sector basket. I know its bigger than just retail and investment banking, but our banks are way behind the USA, Australia and China now when it comes to world giants with only HSBC able to compete on the same sort of level.

regardless 20 May 2019

LLOYDS is going to FLY Behave I got Lloyd’s Car Insurance via their Brokers , my Mrs got hit by another car in 2018 sitting at lights, she had the Car fully repaired no excess to pay and got £1400 neck injuries that she claimed as she could not sleep for a few nights due to a little pain

J_Westlock 20 May 2019

Everyday regardless: Silly boy getting the sack in the morning and increasing the Brexit party’s vote as we speak If it increased the number of people who vote for you… then more politicians would be wandering around outside fast food shops.

regardless 20 May 2019

Everyday Looking at him surprised it was not box of doughnuts Silly boy getting the sack in the morning and increasing the Brexit party’s vote as we speak

J_Westlock 20 May 2019

Everyday Old_Eyes: Absolutely no need. Brexit or no Brexit, it’s just another generic tasteless lager but sells well because it’s slightly different to fosters/heineken/carling etc. Some outstanding British beers at the moment from a whole variety of breweries. Huge Brewdog fan and their expansion into Europe, and with their marketing, is fantastic. Yes @Old_Eyes You’re right. The BrewDog bars (and not just them) have done a great job of promoting different styles of Beer. In the 80s and 90s pub chains had got used to serving up a tired old mix of beers with lagers dominant. Even 10-20 years ago most pubs would only serve up mainly bitters, milds (if you’re lucky) and golden ales. The craft beer outlets are now showing there’s a UK market for many different styes. The US has already had this to a certain extent where craft beer style bars have been a feature for many years… now many aren’t as independent as they were as larger companies buy them or the original company has to listen to those who now control their equity. There are also hundreds of decent beers in Belgium and Germany… for starters… that would (and do) happily have a market in the UK.

Gamesinvestor1 20 May 2019

LLOY - Share buyback 2019 Ha Frog - I knew that would give you all a bit if a titter. Illuminati it is then lol!!! Nice one there ! Dan Brown

oilovlam 20 May 2019

Everyday Of his milkshake, Mr Crowther (the alleged assailant) added: “I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better purpose.”

frog_in_a_tree 20 May 2019

LLOY - Share buyback 2019 Sounds like you have been reading too many conspiracy websites Games. “Illuminati” is a dead give-away. The whole Brexit thing is a mess of the Tories’ making, particularly of the old “bastards”. The Tories are split every which way on this which is why May held an election in 2017 only for it to backfire and leave her in a worse position. If only she had not signalled a hard brexit approach in that election she might have got a majority but she put the people in fright and so they clipped her wings. Had the ERG and DUP supported her deal you might have had a soft Brexit that the 48 and 52% could have lived with. Error after error! Meanwhile positions are hardening. The Tories best hope now is a second referendum as I have been saying for a long while. Otherwise they will be out of office for a long while. All the best, Frog

oilovlam 20 May 2019

Everyday fynne: So thrown by a sky employee… of course this wasn’t for any sort of media headline coverage was it? Perhaps he wanted a promotion?! Although he is ‘probably’ an ex-Sky employee now!

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