RM are forecasting that this years Xmas workload will be the same as last year, all sorting centres have been told to improve productivity hence the reduction in casual staff
Royal Mail to hire fewer seasonal staff: Fresh evidence that rival postal operators are eating into Royal Mail’s business will emerge when the company unveils plans to hire 19,000 extra staff for Christmas – 2,000 fewer than last year
RE: RE:RMG FT50 RR Buffett
Richard,.....all teams in all leagues are in it to make money by developing and profiteering from the transfer of players....this is a multi-million dollar business...ask Rupert! The demand is created by the masses.
RE: RE:RMG FT50 RR Buffett
@norrab1 also I think some teams are in the PL to make money by developing and selling players rather than by winning. Man Utd often being the buyer. it must be quite a challenge just to play in one league, to play one match is major exertion for a player. as regards RMG, I have a lot of cash at the moment, and its tempting to buy in. But at the moment my plan is to not buy shares until after the general election. The interims are now the next potential hazard. the big hazard for RMG shares, is not RMG, but some major manipulation of the entire market, and interims are one of the points where they plummet share prices even if fundamentals have improved significantly. if the RMG share price remains improved after the interims, its probably then a strong buy. eg see where the price is one or two weeks after the interims.
fundamentals versus other
some people seem mystified by my approach to trading. I am dabbling with a lot of my own ideas, and I dont try to impose ideas, but I study the available information, then try to interpret what is happening, and devise a plan appropriate to the circumstances. I follow some specific principles, but I also dabble with the principles. its a kind of alchemy. All my trading up to now has been experimental, to test out ideas with real trades. but my ideas are based on some established methodologies. in particular study of the price graph, you need to read up on "technical analysis", this is a specific subject that has developed and is used internationally. technical analysis is a collection of a lot of different techniques. technical analysis is a haystack, and within the haystack are some specific needles which are very powerful techniques. if you are trying to make a table and go to B&Q, they have a huge amount of stuff, but most is irrelevant to making a table. you dont need cement, you dont need electricals, you dont need gardening. norrab1 was asking how I could say the price would go down to 363 then up to 1347, the nearest idea from technical analysis is Elliot Waves: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/technical/111401.asp I dont actually use Elliot Waves, but I look at the graph and other info as silhouettes of a non visible reality. From the silhouettes, I determine plausible descriptions of the non visible reality. and from that I predict what will happen, and invest based on that. you need to already have an idea of what is really going on, eg that shadows of animals are in fact hands. long term investors often want to make money from dividends, but I currently try to make money from capital gains. if the price plummets without a change in fundamentals, it makes no difference to the dividend side, but it does make a difference to the capital gains. I try to discern why a price is plummetting, there are diverse reasons the price plummets, and its often very clear why, eg the gulf of mexico oil spill was 20 April 2010, 21 April the price opens at 656, 25 june was the low of 296, 55% less. there can be only one explanation! the highest price since 25 june 2010 was 526.8 on 24 june 2014. basically its a no brainer to sell everything on the gulf of mexico oil spill! the price can only head south, dont wait to find out. it took 2 months to reach the low, so there was plenty of time to limit losses. eg -10% was 4 days after the oil spill. its best to only short term trade on companies which are fundamentally good, and which are underpriced. but a lot of price behaviour can be inexplicable. there must always be an explanation, sometimes its just coincidence. but there are ways to determine when its not coincidence. the idea is to buy low, sell higher based on what you think is going on, which could be wrong.
I have heard nothing about a decision to approved the proposed increases in charges for the delivery of other comppany' mail. Are those people invested in Wist - etc?
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