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by CommissarJones
August 9th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Coal matters
Replies: 27
Views: 2443

Re: Coal matters

The largest coal-fired power plant in the US state of Pennsylvania is closing 19 months ahead of schedule.
by CommissarJones
August 7th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High

And the move goes on: sterling-priced bullion has topped £1,235/ounce today, after breaking above £1,200/oz at the start of the week. Up 6% in August already. (All according to investing.com.)
by CommissarJones
August 6th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Boeing
Replies: 65
Views: 3483

Re: Boeing

And with Trump slapping further tariffs on China, there are reports that China is re-thinking a possible deal to purchase a large number of Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. Apparently Erdogan recently said the same sort of thing concerning orders placed with Boeing by Turkish Airlines , after Turkey wa...
by CommissarJones
August 5th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High

It looks as though sterling-priced gold has set a new all-time high in the market (as opposed to the daily fixing). Investing.com shows it currently at £1,202.84/ounce, which pretty conclusively busts the previous record of September 2011.
by CommissarJones
August 4th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High

If or as gold is now at a long term high, the question will then arise for me, as to whether to take my profit, knowing that I will then no longer have a holding of gold, or whether to sit tight in the knowledge that future movement could well be down. Bullion has made a strong upward move in recen...
by CommissarJones
August 2nd, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High

Gold came within the proverbial hair's breadth of setting a new all-time high against the pound today - at the session peak of £1,194.51/ounce, it was within 50p of the September 2011 record (as shown by investing.com). But ultimately it fell short, and now prices are back down to around £1,185/oz. ...
by CommissarJones
August 1st, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Central Bank Gold Purchases Surged 74% in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Central Bank Gold Purchases Surged 74% in 2018

Central banks continued to hoover up bullion in Q2, according to the World Gold Council. Purchases rose 47% from a year earlier to 224.4 tonnes, and the first-half total of 374.1 tonnes was the highest in the 19-year data series.
by CommissarJones
August 1st, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Gold in Sterling Within £10 of Record High

Gold priced in sterling rose as high as £1,186.57/ounce today, compared with the record high of £1,194.98 in September 2011, according to investing.com. The Brexit-related weakening of the pound has really given bullion a lift: sterling-priced gold climbed 18% in the three months through July, compa...
by CommissarJones
July 30th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: TMF tip - Fresnillo - what am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: TMF tip - Fresnillo - what am I missing?

The stock is certainly cheaper now, falling almost 18% today on the release of interims showing sharp declines in revenue and profit stemming from lower silver prices and production issues (albeit these had been flagged already). I make the current P/E ratio to be about 16.7x (per-share profit in 20...
by CommissarJones
July 30th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Poland Bought 100 Tonnes of Gold in First Half of 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Poland Bought 100 Tonnes of Gold in First Half of 2019

That's according to Google's translation of this statement on the website of the National Bank of Poland. (I looked around the site, but could not find a version in English.) Following the purchase, Poland's bullion reserves total 228.6 tonnes. Also of note from the statement: - Poland will repatria...
by CommissarJones
July 27th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 378
Views: 24842

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

"Cuban Slide," the Pretenders (live, 1980)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsPu3cTdX0c

Live rock and roll at its finest.
by CommissarJones
July 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Oh no! Rutger Hauer, RIP!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Oh no! Rutger Hauer, RIP!

Nice NY Times commentary on RH in Blade Runner.
by CommissarJones
July 26th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Central Banks Will Let Gold-Sales Agreement Expire
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Central Banks Will Let Gold-Sales Agreement Expire

The European central banks that signed a 20-year-old agreement coordinating their sales of gold have decided against renewing the accord for a fifth time, meaning it will expire in September. None of the signatories currently has any plans to sell significant amounts of gold, the European Central Ba...
by CommissarJones
July 24th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Oh no! Rutger Hauer, RIP!
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Oh no! Rutger Hauer, RIP!

In addition to his epic role in Blade Runner, I thought RH was very impressive (i.e. terrifying) in The Hitcher (1986).
by CommissarJones
July 24th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: German Manufacturing Index Signals Contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 1668

Re: German Manufacturing Index Signals Contraction

Germany's manufacturing sector recorded its worst monthly performance in seven years in July, according to IHS Markit's flash composite PMI.
by CommissarJones
July 22nd, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Tesco (TSCO)
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: Tesco (TSCO)

Moody's raised Tesco's credit rating to Baa3 last month, i.e. returned the rating to investment-grade status. https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-upgrades-Tesco-to-Baa3-stable-outlook--PR_403613 So Tesco is now back to IG at Fitch and Moody's. And apparently S&P upgraded its outlook for Tesco...
by CommissarJones
July 19th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 378
Views: 24842

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

"The Best Record Ever Made," Bill Lloyd (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zubSe9OgNI Some may remember American singer/songwriter/musician Bill Lloyd as half of Foster and Lloyd, the country music duo that's probably best known for the 1987 hit " Crazy Over You ". F&L w...
by CommissarJones
July 18th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tobacco shares
Replies: 68
Views: 5092

Re: Tobacco shares

TJH is correct. IQOS is a heat-not-burn tobacco product, and e-cigarettes are vaping products.
by CommissarJones
July 18th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: World's Most Inept Smuggler 'Hid' Cocaine Under Toupee
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: World's Most Inept Smuggler 'Hid' Cocaine Under Toupee

Here is the Grauniad's free-access version of the story.
by CommissarJones
July 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: World's Most Inept Smuggler 'Hid' Cocaine Under Toupee
Replies: 4
Views: 877

World's Most Inept Smuggler 'Hid' Cocaine Under Toupee

Half a key of coke, to be precise, or about a pound. How was he caught? Perhaps the fact that he appeared to have a cat sitting on top of his head had something to do with it.

And no, I am not making this up.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/worl ... oupee.html

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