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The FTSE 100 climbed 30 points higher on Wednesday to close at 6,919.
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Thanks for your comment. Last line of the piece - And if I was that French family – I’d consider taking profits.
Agreed only you JBs methods are unique in that they tell you after the event!
Because he is a conman that's why!!
Diamond guy says buy diamonds. Completely impossible for him to give a balanced view.
The reason that the dollar (paper money) has lasted so long is that it has been forced on the world with the assistance of market manipulation. An anti precious metals campagne involving taxation, propaganda and political trading machinations, We have paper gold transactions to value the physical metals. its gone from fraudulant paper money to fraudulant paper gold and silver. left to free choices no one, in their right mind, would choose debt paper over a real physical asset.
I don't mind the column on the whole. What irks me somewhat is the arrogant dismissal of other market players, many of whom happen to be incredibly bright, as fools or naifs, as well as of other methods such as trend-following. If JB's musings were all you knew about markets, you'd think that swing traders using tramlines, Fibonacci and Elliot wave were the only ones who make any money. There are many ways to make money in markets and all methods should be respected.
Content is great, but this video is near unwatchable, please embed via Youtube. Audio quality is getting better, but we don't need super HD for interviews like this, it is not like MSW and BB are chasing each other like Jason Bourne in super slow mo!
In Grenada any banking outfit which wants to do business here on the island, the government decrees that they have to offer 3% interest on saving accounts. Needless to say there are plenty of banks here. Just an idea for the UK.
Putting a figure on population and a figure on how many Rooms are available and how many are not being used is not the right way. It is about as others state, how many rooms can that person afford and is up to them. But in general all ppl need a comfortable space of rooms to live in and grow within them until own place. The style needs to which builders look at is money profit but a person looks at family so both conflick straight away. Stages of houses from 1 bed upward but giving same living rooms ie kitchen,living room,dining,office,bathroom.
Why the invective? JB expresses a point of view which is well-written and justified using one (of the many) technical models. Like all the MW articles, you can chose to accept it as (more or less) informed opinion, or reject it.
BTW, where does the information on Purchasing Power Parity come from?
Too late to sort out the continuing world financial troubles. Kill all central banks is what is required but there are far to many wealthy self-interested parties involved to be able to do that. My personal plan is to stop concentrating too hard any more on my own financial growth. The new plan is self-defence. Protect what I own, prepare for a little financial Armageddon by personally hoarding some gold and cash, but also making sure of my own water and energy supplies. Not crazy like it's the end of the earth but a gentle defensive mind-set, as an alternative to thinking that the government will provide. It won't when the fan meets the soft stuff. Thanks for the interview
Greece is a grass is greener situation, all thats needed to dispel the myth is look at our own markets like AIM for instance where the directors of some of the biggest constituents are criminals and should be locked up and yet there are tens of thousands of investors just dont get it and keep on losing money. The accounts of these AIM listed companies cannot be trusted despite our regulation and auditors, even in the FTSE100 we cannot even trust the likes of Tesco so why would anyone in their right mind trust a Greek company ? For a country that cannot collect 90% of the tax due what chance that its stock market would be any better, would anyone really trust a Greek companies annual report and accounts ? I suggest that returns are more than adequate for bottom fishers in the the UK markets on some of our top companies, if the 50%+ rebound in Tesco over the past two months was not a good enough return then trade options on the US markets on the top companies, less risk than Greece and plenty of volatility to suite the most ardent gamblers.
So what happens to all the Euro-denominated debt in Grexit? In the inevitable default, all the bank equity is worth zero for starters, and that's more than 20% of the ETF you're pushing.
Which hedge funds? All those idiots like Soros, Tepper, Tudor-Jones who lose money year in year out? Perhaps they sign up to one of your courses?
Agreed. Please give us a non-HD version! 946MB takes me 3 hours to download.
The level of room usage is immaterial to the discussion about housing levels. Its your business what you do with the rooms in your house.
There is also loads of space. This 'island' is not short on space. The limited supply of housing is caused by an artificially created dearth of supply because the supposed shortage favours those that own houses, those that build houses and the banks who would be in great trouble if the current house prices were ever threatened.
I'm sick and tired of the green argument being used to delude the young into favouring these policies. We are abusing entire generations in this country. The young should be more angry and the reason they are not is because they ignorant because they are young.
The stock market will benefit from this Europe round of QE. But if the US start to tighten it would be interesting to see if the fall n USA equities will drag the European ones. Or if the cash exodus from America will park in European bursa?
Hi, I've a question about choosing a spreadbet provider and what features do I need to look for in a provider.
So to find a SB provider that offers all the features you use eg, tramlines, Fibonnacci levels where do I go? MT3/4/5. What is considered a good competitive spread?
Ive heard that straight through processing STP offers big advantages, which spreadbet companies offer this?
Planning ahead for the actions of politicians over the next 20 years is like guessing which snowflake will hit your nose ...
in a gale ...
The facts change too rapidly to have any meaningful conclusions about what is wise conduct for pensions, I suggest you make your own arrangements (ISAs while they last) but brace yourself for the possible wealth tax which Britain has yet to encounter.
Meantime, ask your French friends why they keep saving gold ...
Todays note very interesting
but historically the FT100 is a high for the year on Election day and goes down thereafter.
Maybe this year will be different if Red Ed fails to entre Downing Street ???
don't know why this video is unwatchable because it load so slow and then it stop / pause and go for a second, and stop again to load again. All your other videos are good though.
A few weeks back it was the most obvious symmetrical triangle or potential bear flag Id ever seen. The only really low risk sensible trade was to short while this joker was talking **** about a wave up being due. JB clearly knows nothing about TA and ia nothing but a con artist like the rest of moneyweek. I will continue to read and warn people in case they decide to waste their money on one of his courses or his DVD
I wonder if this breakout will be before or after that rally you expected a few weeks ago.
@peterm7uk:disqusAnd clearly age restrictions are a problem! From the article you have posted. "Currently, many lenders have age restrictions on when buy-to-let mortgages mature. This can typically be 75 for first-time landlords and older for experienced ones. But many existing landlords report difficulties in getting access to the full range of mortgages on offer if they want to borrow beyond their seventies."
@peterm7uk:disqusBut the tax-free money represents no change from now.. you'v always been able to have it. that's one of the points..
Um, no. Age restrictions not much of a problem
And £50k tax-free gives £25k deposits on two £100k flats (prime FTB territory) at 75% LTV. Who says you have to withdraw all of your pension fund?! This article is nonsense.
Thanks Dominic. I respectfully disagree. You accurately describe what's happened and where we are now. But where do we go from here? Consider the following. 1) Euro is massively oversold as you say. 2) Violent depreciation of euro vs gbp is bad for the UK economy. This could delay rate hikes and even prompt more QE here. 3) UK has a 6% current account deficit vs a record surplus for the Eurozone. 4) UK's CAD is funded by capital inflows, with London property real estate a big chunk of it. In light of the massive euro devaluation, resultant improving data, armageddon averted etc, what if the many Italians, Spaniards, ok maybe not Greeks, who've squirrelled money into London property decide to sell and move. I know that if I were an Italian of means i'd be doing just that. In other words, if buying London property was the right move a few years ago, given appreciation of currency and real estate, might not the opposite be the right move now? And by the way, your bullishness on sterling doesn't add up at all with your negative view of London property (or was that one of your colleagues?)
Yet another meaningless piece of tosh based on the FTSE100 recovering to "an all time high" - in Nominal terms, but after 15 years it is only at two thirds of the previous high in Real terms.
Whatever the author is selling, I am definitely not buying.
Does Moneyweek really have an Editor who reviews stuff like this before putting it out?
HI Dylan, It might just work. I'll have a look at it! Merryn
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