I note that the National Anthem is to be sung by 16 y.o. Jackie Evancho. I first came across this young lady on YouTube some years ago where there is a film of her taking part in a local talent show. After a short intro from the compere, she sings 'O Mio Babino Caro' to a backing track. If you can watch it without a lump in your throat or tears in your eyes, then I pity you. Shortly after, the US TV guys got their hands on her - makeup, hairdo, heels, new outfit etc. She looks good and it's great she is earning now buy that early image will always stay with me.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quycUbq5Uy4 - (Jackie Evancho O Mio Babino Caro June 2009 Singing Contest)
Expecting a relatively flat day, shares wise, tomorrow (unless some ne'er do wells attempt something stupid to spoil the proceedings) then Monday, after a weekend's sobering up, could well be lively!.
I've had a very busy afternoon but I've just read all the posts since mine to Jimiley at lunchtime so thanks for responses regarding mine
Jimiley. Maybe you could just slip in a one liner re. your latest sightings or potential sightings.Love Little Egrets hope you got to see one.Tomorrow I'm hoping to see a Bittern,possibly two starting at 0900.
I managed to stop for a cuppa and had 20 minutes or so watching the Senate confirmation hearing regarding Steve Mnuchin for the post of Secretary of the Treasury. He is the erstwhile partner of Goldman Sachs and a hedge fund manager. Net worth estimate at $400 million. I tell you, you think Andrew Tyrie is tough on our Treasury Select Committee then you need to hear the Senators. It was like a bear pit at times , they didn't pull any punches for sure.. Some questioning was very aggressive too. I don't know if anyone is aware but of Trumps proposed candidates 4 have questionable ethical issues in their respective careers. That's pretty bad. Wasn't Trump going to "clear the swamp" All he's done is add to it. Clinton had the Lewinsky and Whitewater issues but whatever people think of Obama .there were no scandals, that's 8 years in Office and no scandals.
I could only take in so much so I've resorted to a google check.This fellow Mnunchin is obviously bright but there were a lot of questions about his running of OneWest bank. In 2009 he and others,including George Soros and a former GS executive bought the CA -based residential lender bank IndiMac which was in receivership and re-named it OneWest. IndiMac owned $23.5 billion in loans,mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.The purchase price was a $4.7 billion discount to book value.The FDIC.Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.US govnt. dept. issuing providing depositor insurance to bank depositors. It was created after the Great Wall St. crash to restore confidence. It signed a loss-sharing agreement with OneWest and taking on the more troublesome aspects of the bank on a loss-sharing basis. OneWest was sold to CIT Group for $3.4 billion. It was criticised for aggressive foreclosure on defaulting homeowners, sometimes illegally. The CA Attorney General said that OneWest,during investigations into these allegations, back-dated 'stuff' and then became obstructive.
Another very aggressive questioning was about Trump refusing to create a Blind Trust. No President has ever refused to do this and it's causing great concern on The Hill. It seems he owes billions to foreign lenders and this could create conflicts of interest. Here's what Trump said regarding the imminent 2008 crash when asked if he thought it could happen. "I hope so then I get property cheap" Mnunchen wants to raise the debt ceiling too. Here's what Trump has said re, US debt. " If the US economy is in trouble just pay half -after all we print the money.
My feeling is, after hearing other issues that I can't accurately recall, is that Mnuchin ma
Newchurch Just checked out wild west stock EDL....it's another coal Co. built on sand. Rampers all shouting "buy into the dips" after it collapsed from a massive spike upwards. Arhhhhhhhhh.....THE FOOLS. Cheers/ATB
Anyway guys and gals, enuf of the ********. Myself included. Lets get to some proper investment blogging. Big day tomorrow or will it be Monday as the inauguration is at 5pm our time. The DOW and footsie are slipping. Signs of worse to come? Will the DOW punish Trump with a big fall and lead us down with it? How will the old nag react?. I have my views. I think it will go down but am hoping only temporarily. A major correction would be bad news indeed for this share and thats not considering Brexit. Bad news kills it and good news seems to pass it by. Anyway, I am 90% cash at the moment. I am only invested in Lloyds. Why did i Keep hold of some of Lloyds and sell Glencore.??? I must be mad. I know now. I took profits in the others and did not bother with paltry Lloyds!!!! Worrying times.
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