Lloyds Banking Group, produced by the merger of Lloyds TSB and the Halifax banking group HBOS, is the biggest ever UK bank. The combined group, with around 145,000 staff and 3,000 branches, will control around a third of UK's mortgages and a quarter of all savings. The government owns 43.4% of Lloyds Banking Group, 36% are owned by Lloyds TSB shareholders and 20% by HBOS shareholders.
Has anyone here tried the LSE cfd or/and Spread betting account? I recently joined, not very impressed, no disrespect meant. I do like this site a lot and this board in particular. Rgds
Cobbers. I had the strangest dream last night. I was walking down The Rocks when a koala and a kangaroo appeared out of nowhere and started to walk alongside me. The koala said something along the lines of: 'I think it's going to be 80'. 'Really good news' said the kangaroo. At that point they melted into the horizon. I scratched my head thinking what it could all be about. Then I woke up. What could it have all been about? Pretty obvious that it was the Lloyds shareprice IMHO :)
Ref your post of 16.49 pm...Not being rude but how do you come across a price of c 54.
Just sold this afty.
My opinion on Lloyds has been hold, hold, hold for months now. I may well have made a big mistake at about 4:15 this afty but I decided to sell off. I'm just sick of this crazy hiatus, this period of "what the hell's going to happen?" There's only temporary uncertainty in the air and, generally speaking, share prices take a choking fit at the mention of uncertainty. There's a will-they, won't-they question around the government sell-off. When or whether? At what price? Market price or special price for the Government's City mates. Dividends? When or whether? I'm absolutely CERTAIN that these are questions that will have a positive outcome for the really long-term holders, but the big issue is still WHEN. If the answers "the start of next month for all of them, Rocal" then I've been a very silly boy and the bus will pull away leaving me still coming out of the paper-shop. If the answer's "The end of this year, Rocal", then I can live with that. There are other things out there that could do very well over a nine month time scale. I'm really disappointed with some of Lloyd's thinking since results week. There have been no directional statements worth speaking of that might ramp the share value up. That's the actual JOB of senior management: to talk the company up, for Krycesakes. It really does make you wonder if they are more than happy to see the shares wallow at this level while the big institutions get their finances together for the big buy-in. It's not a case of "conspiracy versus free-market" but it would be a case of preferential treatment of institutional investors at the (temporary) expense of private small investors and I don't think that's on. Unless I'm in something bleedin' outstanding over the next few weeks then I'll near-on certainly be back into Lloyds as soon as I feel we're on the move again, 'cos long-term it's a great share with terrific prospects.
RE: Marco & Mr Blue
Very interesting.What to make of this info will be revealed in just a month, not very long to wait. In any case postings like this do inject some life to the chat board Thanks
"In other words an old fashioned blue chip share. What's not to like?" The old fashioned blue chip share bit per chance? ;)
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