fair enough. I have held for a long time and have done well so far. I feel that the risk pofile is changing in favour of the sector which has long been under cosh and used as rightly point out as a cash cow by this shameless Government.That said if you look at the way the shares have performed over the last 6 months alone you can see where the "smart" money has lost out. Over 6m LLoy is flat the FTSE down 5% and BP down 20% many failed to see the rally of the dollar coming and the impact that would have on commods. With Carney now faced with the choice of putting the UK's economic recovery at risk and or creating a deflationary environment I see aperiod of relative calm compared to what we have been through. With the FCA being severely censured over the insurance debacle I think that regulators will back off a little as they come to realise that they are going it alone risking an unlevel playing field. Wheatley is in trouble one more c#ck up and he is out. I have waited a long time a few months more hey I am cool with that. gl
Calisto, I really hope you are right but can`t see it. Don`t think we will see a divi this side of election and if we do it will be the crumbs from the table of the establishment. The gov are happy using lloy as a cash cow, inventing new fines, inventing new taxes letting ppi rumble on. Why would they want to change this? After the election and some of the cabinet are out on their ear you watch, some may end up on the board of lloy as an "advisor"or in an advisory roll. It stinks. That is why I am down to last 15k of lloy.100p and the rest are gone, never to touch bank shares again. Sorry for negative outlook but after 6 years and no reward and watching the government and board divide the spoils I`ve had enough. Stuff em. GL to you and all holders.
you might see it if the shortie driven rumour mill suggests that LLOY has had difficulties with Carney's absurd stress test and may not be in a position to pay the didvi. On the other hand if they pass and the divi is signalled we may well head to a quid in short order. Pretty binary really.
Lloyds’ plan could be assured re ‘stress test’: Plans by Lloyds Banking Group to resume dividend payments could be assured if it performs strongly in a test of its financial health, the results of which are due to be published on Tuesday.
Lloyds’ plan could be derailed ‘stress test’: Plans by Lloyds Banking Group to resume dividend payments could be rejected unless it performs strongly in a test of its financial health, the results of which are due to be published on Tuesday.
There is nothing wrong with Aldi and Lidl....we use them all the time in France.....their prices of "plonk" and it is good plonk are far more competitive than Le Clerc plonk,and even Carrefour which is usually a bit more up market in wines.I am in Oz at the moment in s small town north west of Sydney...the last time I was here their was a medium sized supermarket here.....did not do a lot of business,but who have replaced them ...none other than Aldi....although they are not allowed to sell wine because of a "bottle shop" next door Sadly of course the smaller shops here will take a hit
Now I know TSCO has been heralded as the baddy today, in dragging the FTSE down and hence LLOY, but methinks t.here is a darker and deeper threat looming. Ther Greek snap election could be the cause of something big about to happen IF the hard right party win this snap election then all bets are off for Draghi and Greece will exit the EU. IF they don't win then Draghi has to step up to the plate and offer more aid to Greece triggering QE to all and sundry in the world of the PIGS. Until this stabilises, the FTSE will flounder and LLOY will follow suit. B o ll o c k s Methinks and there was I thinking a 3p rise in LLOY would pay for my Christmas! Now second conundrum: will TSCO shrink further by the end of 2014? Meerkat plunged into the stock too soon methinks. Morte hurt coming over the festive season and do you know the reason why? My snotty wife has, for the first time in living memory - gone shopping in Aldi????? Be very afraid Tesco - be very very afraid.......................
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