Here guys , lurking in the shadows !! Not doing any trading at the moment , so don't think i can add to the discussions very much . Still holding some AVIVA , ITV and ETO . My Funds are picking up a bit as well as my Bonds but no decision on my London Capital & Finance mini bond at the moment . Dumped my remaining CAR a while ago for a loss . Trying to get over a really nasty virus that's doing the rounds .... so not feeling 100% atm. The weather's being kind to us , so been out and about a fair bit until the " dreading lurgy " hit !!
Good to see you're all making a bit of money on your trades .... GS was extremely fortunate to get out of PLUS500 in time . Nasty drop on that , with brokers targeting as low as a fiver i read somewhere ??
Brexit taking centre ( center ) stage on all the news channels atm ... along with the possibility of a new " centre " party by all the breakaway MP's. Summut to do with it all (lol) . Good luck with the rest of your move task ... always a stressful time , moving house . Moving house and divorce are the two most stressful situations in life they say . I'll drop in again soon , but until then keep the cave clean and tidy and keep " smashing " those trades .
Yep, the " path is deep & wide from footsteps leading to my cabin " and needs some care and attention .
Futures all down atm. ..... you may ( no pun intended ) be right on your DOW prediction .
GS .... i don't think that a lost vote on tuesday will clarify any uncertainty for the markets , rather the opposite , as it will probably mean that a no-deal is more likely and that will put the jitters big time into the markets . That's just my humble opinion ... we'll soon see , not long to go now !!
Struggling with the 400p barrier today.... some of the techs. slowing down and indicating a tad over done on current run . In for a bit of consolidation perhaps .... needs to hold 400p on a closing basis . Would like to see any consolidation halted at the 380p marker . MA's still +tive so hopefully once any pullback is out of the way and the 400p hurdle has been overcome i might see break even with my current holding !!
Mid Wales was verrrry cold yesterday but pleasant while the sun was out .
A bit of profit taking setting in today ... understandable given yesterdays rises across the board. Seems like Ms. May is in more of the smelly brown stuff after yesterdays vote . Woe is me , where will it all end .....does it really matter .... do we really care ???? Answers on a postcard only please !!
Optimus has grabbed a few points on Gold , i see ...... well done that man .
Pump prices are down another 1p / litre at all major supermarkets, Sainsbury's being forced to join in the price war between Asda , Tesco & Morrisons .
Getting my Plymouth's mixed up with my Portmouth's (lol) ....but as Optimus points out , both are steeped in history and well worth the visit .
Off out again now .... it's a busy life for us retired folk ( wink, wink ) . Looks very cold again out there but at least the ice has melted .
Worrying news on one of my slightly more risky investments . London Capital & Finance are being investigated by the FCA . and have been told to stop any " trading " in their mini bonds and isa's. Not covered by the FCS , so i knew the risks ... but have to say the news came as a bit of an early blow to the start of my 2019 portfolio !! I think i'll just get slowly p****d on peroni and gorge myself stupid on yesterdays left over ham sandwiches .
I didn't finish last after all ... Answered my question tho' about having a basket of the tipster shares ... I would be 16% down ....
My Bonds ended the year flat & my 3 remaining Funds lost in the region of 20% in unit value over the last couple of months , My P2P portfolio also ended 2018 flat with more administrations and liquidations this year than ever before . Just as well my ETO and one or two other shares made up some losses. One way or another it hasn't been one of my better years for investments. !!
Thanks to Gs for running the Comp ... and for taking on the 2019 Comp.