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by hiriskpaul
June 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Bond market worries
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Bond market worries

As I have posted on numerous occasions, there is very little connection between the yields on short dated interest rates and long duration and/or high yield fixed income securities. In July 2007 NWBD had a running yield of about 0.6% above the BoE base rate, which was 5.75%. Yield curves do not marc...
by hiriskpaul
June 6th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 286
Views: 10759

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

Even if article 50 was revoked, I suspect it may take a long time to get back to normal. Some bridges have already been burned. For those making decisions on where to direct investment in the EU, the political chaos and prospect of a confiscartory hard left government might make the UK a little off ...
by hiriskpaul
June 6th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The truth about chlorinated chicken
Replies: 43
Views: 864

Re: The truth about chlorinated chicken

I have a friend who works for Soil Association and is passionate about organic food. She is totally appalled by US farming methods. We have the occasional robust discussion about some of the practises and claims made about organic farming. The one thing she most definitely is not, is Leftist. Far f...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Possible new retail bond from IPF?
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: Possible new retail bond from IPF?

I applied for a small number.
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Bond market worries
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Bond market worries

Is anyone else worried about the falling yields in the bond market? Well I am usually worried about something. Not that long ago it was on narrowing credit spreads, now I am worried about widening credit spreads, particularly in high yield. I am worried about the inverted yield curve. I am worried ...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The truth about chlorinated chicken
Replies: 43
Views: 864

Re: The truth about chlorinated chicken

I have a friend who works for Soil Association and is passionate about organic food. She is totally appalled by US farming methods. We have the occasional robust discussion about some of the practises and claims made about organic farming. The one thing she most definitely is not, is Leftist. Far fr...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit
Replies: 86
Views: 1243

Re: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit

Not sure I would go so far as saying I had a plan! Your suggestion sounds right though, acceptance of facts not being lies must come first. I don't hold out much hope. There are recent examples of successful deradicalisation programmes, but they involve intensive, individual, and professional treat...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit
Replies: 86
Views: 1243

Re: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit

Although I am stil in favour of another referendum to try to break the impasse But it wouldn't. It would just reinforce the division. We can't even decide what the question should be. Or whether it should be binding or "advisory". If mandatory it would break the impasse of this particular...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit
Replies: 86
Views: 1243

Re: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit

I don't disagree, but if your plan were to be viable, and I toned down the negativity in my response quite considerably you'd have to start by embedding the value of fact before you could move on to the use of reason... Not sure I would go so far as saying I had a plan! Your suggestion sounds right...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit
Replies: 86
Views: 1243

Re: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit

Unfortunately deradicalisation, which can only take place by the use of quiet rational arguments, would likely take many years... Some progress made in the last 3 years, but you aren't going to convert a radical no deal Brexiteer with rational argument you'd have to start with some basic facts like...
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: CUK Split
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: CUK Split

Anyone is allowed to change their mind provided their new thinking fits in with what I want.
by hiriskpaul
June 5th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit
Replies: 86
Views: 1243

Re: Thoughts on another referendum on Brexit

Although I am stil in favour of another referendum to try to break the impasse, I also despair at the prospect and suspect the process/debate to be as bad if not worse than the last one. A big part of the problem we have is that a significant part of the population appear to be affected by radical B...
by hiriskpaul
June 2nd, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

hiriskpaul, I read the “nonsense” you refer to in the Daily Telegraph, a normally impeccable source of facts, I think you would agree? Owen. That explains a lot. So perhaps you could tell me what eurozone banks this bastion of honest reporting claims are inadequately capitalised? Alternatively I wo...
by hiriskpaul
June 2nd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

ursaminortaur, I think that the integrity of the single market will count for very little when the EU go through a recession and a banking crisis at the same time. We must remember that the EU have done very little to repair the damage done to their banks as a result of the financial crisis, wherea...
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

SteMiS, l agree, we should just leave. It is our spineless MP’s who are preventing this happening by colluding with and encouraging the EU to make us an offer we cannot accept on the one hand, and then refusing to leave on a “no deal” basis on the other. Once we leave the EU will start behaving rat...
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

hiriskpaul, One benefit of being in the EU has been that they have funded the heroic work of Nigel Farage for the past twenty years. This man deserves a knighthood for his sterling efforts. Owen. I am sure you must be able to do better than that. Come on, a real uncynical benefit. Here is a clue, i...
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Warning - longish rant
Replies: 63
Views: 1212

Re: Warning - longish rant

I don't think Norway+ was a con trick. I think they basically had not thought in any depth about what they were in favour of. The underlying difficulty in the end is the various leaver factions generally prefer remaining in the EU to leaving options that they don't like. I guess that is the most li...
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

OwenSwansea wrote:If you are referring to the advantages of staying in the EU, I suppose there must be some, but I can’t think of any at the moment.
Owen.

Have a go! Tell me one advantage of or a good thing about being in the EU.

@Richfool, happy to see any suggestions from you as well.
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

Not really, when you consider the mindset of many Leavers. Facts, forecasts, opinions that challenge their mindset are automatically categorised as false, lies, part of a conspiracy, etc. and totally unworthy of the slightest scrutiny. Leaving has become a fundamentalist religion free of any flaws ...
by hiriskpaul
June 1st, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Summonsed
Replies: 196
Views: 3458

Re: Boris Summonsed

hiriskpaul, What about all the downsides of remaining in the EU? When the Euro collapses, the EU will fall apart, and we must get out now while we can. Everything you say about Leavers could equally apply to Remainers. You have been listening to the Biased Broadcasting Corporation to much. Owen. No...

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