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lookingforclues replied to the Scottish Independence Referendum board. 07:21

Re: Questions for "Better Together"

Interesting, Tom, it seems that having slated the 'no' campaign for what has been described as 'project fear' you are now posting stuff along those exact same lines.

If you can't beat 'em join 'em eh?

lfc

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 07:15

Re: The Universe

Am studying the universe at the moment. It is very difficult to get one’s head around what is going on

It all started with the realisation that the speed of light is a constant. Not as catchy as TBB but some 100 years ago this [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Gold & Other Precious Metals board. 06:50

Re: Is the secular bull market still intact?

The short answer to the question in the title is no;

http://www.kitco.com/scripts/hist_charts/yearly_graphs.plx

Basically gold had a decade long bull market [more]

Fri Apr 18

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 08:08

Re: Asset Allocation

To the OP - I observe that the 100-minus-your-age in shares as a % of total assets, although crude, is not a bad starting point and seems to be what many people end up with

Assuming we are talking financial assets (i.e. not own home) [more]

Thu Apr 17

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lookingforclues replied to the Scottish Independence Referendum board. 09:58

Re: The 4 day working week

Change will and has happened one way or another, the question is whether IScotland would want to leave that change to the anarchy of market forces or take a confident, active, co-ordinated approach which attempts to create a labour market and [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 06:43

Re: A modest proposal for additional QE

This money will no doubt provide a cascade of demand across the economy and beyond

What do you think giving £10k to current non-home owners will create extra demand for?

Go on, see if you can guess......

Wed Apr 9

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 07:13

Re: Chelsea to progress?

Chelsea's prospects may have dissapeared with the retirement of their talisman.

Ba!

Mon Apr 7

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lookingforclues replied to the Scottish Independence Referendum board. 18:01

Re: sudden realisation!

He makes no attempt at discussion of anything but another poster's alleged insincerity

Tom

It was intended as humour born of frustration at your inability to acknowledge the economic risks that would face Scotland in the [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 15:46

Re: Total returns

Where are his stats, then?

Posted earlier by mc2fool as the firecalc link. This shows that around 4% p.a. has historically been the safe drawdown level from a diversified portfolio. This drawdown is agnostic to the mechanics - i.e. it [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 07:40

Re: Poll: HPI 9% by March 2014

Hi GS

In theory I think shorting the UK housing market is a good bet given how historically overvalued it is. At some point a large correction is likely.

The problem I have, however, is the size of the spread. I see IG are quoting [more]

Sat Apr 5

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 07:10

Re: One Hit Wonders

One I liked back in the day;

Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz1ex78QeQI

lfc

Thu Apr 3

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lookingforclues posted to the Scottish Independence Referendum board. 07:00

sudden realisation!

Tom is a No supporter.

It's the only way I can reconcile the way his posts and links always contain inherent and obvious weaknesses and the readiness with which they evoke such strong counter-arguments.

Think about it - if you [more]

Thu Mar 27

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 18:04

Re: Another bubble?

As I mentioned I have a background as an economics lecturer (many years ago) and tend to base my investment decisions on how I see the economy is moving. We are currently in a debt driven boom partly engineered by the government. Currently the [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Options, CFDs & Spread Bets board. 06:59

Re: calls

Are you prepared to hang on or get out ahead?

Hanging on. Doesn't look so clever after yesterdays reverse and o/n falls on the street but this was a relatively small punt in cash terms so no point taking a very small [more]

Wed Mar 26

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lookingforclues replied to the Scottish Independence Referendum board. 06:58

Re: BBC's "Dirty Dozen"

Tom

The extent of the bias in BBC Scotland is only just becoming apparent

The only thing that is apparent is your bias in posting. Trawl though enough source material and it's pretty easy to build a case for almost [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 06:26

Re: Historic FTSE 100

Hi Steve

This was the closest I got;

http://boards.fool.co.uk/im-trying-to-find-out-what-the-ftse...

Rgds
lfc

Sat Mar 22

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 07:22

Re: 'Smarter Investing' asset allocation

So for example, with 60% in equities, and 40% in bonds, he would expect a long-term return of 4.6% after inflation

What's the breakdown here - how much from bonds and how much from equities?

Or is it an extrapolation of the [more]

Fri Mar 21

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lookingforclues replied to the Mobile Phones & PDAs board. 12:56

Re: phone not working

Check the SIM card is seated properly?

Thx for the tip, took battery and SIM card out and replaced them and problem solved (or at least gone away for a time)!

Where would we be without turning it off and back on again, [more]

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lookingforclues posted to the Options, CFDs & Spread Bets board. 08:45

calls

Bought a few FTSE 6800 Apr calls yesterday at 6.8.

FTSE chart shows recent corrections have been bought into with rallies taking the index back to the 6800 level (and trending higher) within a month or so.

[more]

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lookingforclues posted to the Mobile Phones & PDAs board. 07:11

phone not working

Hi

I have a Samsung GT-E1190 phone and a small magnifying glass icon has appeared where signal strength is usually shown. I cannot now use the phone for texts or calls. There's nothing in the user guide and the net is confusing as to what [more]

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