Sandy - I really do hope it's good news rather than yet another placing, I'm getting fed up wearing this diving gear.
However volume is 4 times the 3 monthly average, so what you are suggestimg is that today, for some reason as yet unknown, a number of people totally independantly decided it was a good day to buy a shed load more shares in anticipation of good news being imminent and this collective decision was not based on any inside information whatsoever, no siree.
Now that would imply a high degree of collective telepathy or one a hell of a co-incidence so forgive me if I am somewhat circumspect about that. As I said before, the next RNS will be the bellwether RNS so we'll see soon enough (like that TR-1 that never arrived - I think Godot has it in his briefcase).
OK Castaway since you are such an expert then explain why the sudden increase in volume and share price today as NO news has been released oficially by Vast? And less of the insults, attemps at intimidation won't work with me I can assure you!
As I said earlier either good news imminent (in which case it's insider dealing by those in the know), else it's forward selling of an upcoming placement (in which case it's insider dealing by those in the know).
I suspect it's the Swedes. Swedbank Robur Fonder AB are selling down, which effectively means there is a large buyer selling into any rise, that tends to keep the price down until they've reached their target.
Sorry I disagree Castaway please inform us what project AP has delivered that generates FCF and share holder value? So far I have in actual tangibles just the BP Licence, was there something else concrete?
So the only way Iran could have reacted was to attack ships in the Gulf? Sorry that seems like you are trying to justify their behaviour. And the USA pulling out of a treaty allows Iran to attack KSA? Yes sure.
The reality is that Iran was using the money from sanctions relief to fund terrorism and de-stabilise the region well before the USA pulled out of the nuclear deal. Everone knew it but were in denial through fear and vested interests.
E121 I think you are missing an important point, which is that Donny is not driving the agenda, merely reacting to it, and that reaction is based on what makes him look good rather than any coherent strategy. At some point this will escalate and the price of that escalation has not yet been fully factored in to the PoO imo. We'll see but note.
Unfortunately Donny blow my own Trumpet has boxed himself into a corner, not for the first time.
If he acts then he risks going back on his 'I don't want a war with anyone' quote and could set off a wider conflict in the region coming up to election year.
If he doesn't act he looks weak (remember Obama's moveable red lines?) and Iran will just keep on attacking at a time and place of it's choosing. That also won't play well in election year.
Could be that the Israeli's, when they've sorted themselves out with the elections, could take action themselves that would force his hand. They have been launching attacks in Syria for some time and recently also in Iraq against Iran proxies there.
With the Mad Mullahs running Iran I struggle to see a scenario that does not involve conflict at some point. every Pres has to have one.