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by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 21st, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking

Am quite interested in libra. I googled "does libra threaten currency exchanges" found a couple of hits, not entirely strengthening my angle: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebooks-libra-threatens-dollars-international-status-2019-07-15 https://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2019...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 21st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

I know several Yanks from online chatting. There's one guy originally from TX, but he's worked in various parts of the States since. He's actually in emigrated to Ireland now. But anyway, briefly he said this of the States right now: The big problem is that half of the country want to progress, and...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 20th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking

I'm quite interested in the facebook/libra possibilities. My impression is that it will introduce banking to millions in the developing world, who may have access to a smart phone, but poor access to fair banking. I'm getting the impression that lots of big players e.g. https://markets.businessinsid...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 20th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Facebook's currency: Implications for Banking

Dod101 wrote:I have not really followed this but is the Libra to be linked to any recognised currency or is it going to set its own level based presumably on supply and demand (like the Bitcoin?) If so how is its supply to be controlled?

Dod

I heard that it would be pegged to a basket of other currencies.
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 19th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Back to A.G. Barr. Having had a closer look it seems as though A.G. Barr is doing something similar to what Coca-Cola did when they introduced "New Coke" in 1985, though this is in response to the sugar tax. Coca-Cola introduced New Coke in response to how Pepsi was perceived in taste tes...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: SentimentRules Investing
Replies: 84
Views: 1083

Re: Last Call - Shorting

I personally don't do shorts. I don't think I ever would. Perhaps it's because I hate borrowing or having any kind of loan over my head. I spent years paying down (and finally clearing) our mortgage, and only spent the first 2 years of my car driving life with any kind of loan against the vehicle. H...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 19th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Thanks guys, some good tips and advice here.

Matt
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 18th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Matt, was it last night's discussions of an over done fall that prompted today's buy? Well yes, combined with "some" brief consideration of their brands+fundamentals and the fact they are in UkBuffetology and LindsellTrain Funds. Never let anyone's opinion on a BB sway you one way or the ...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 18th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

I know several Yanks from online chatting. There's one guy originally from TX, but he's worked in various parts of the States since. He's actually in emigrated to Ireland now. But anyway, briefly he said this of the States right now: The big problem is that half of the country want to progress, and ...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

[Why don't you rate Harris? For starters, electability. The democrats shouldn't need a great candidate to beat Trump. He is very popular with a fairly fixed proportion of the population, and very unpopular with everybody else. Trump will deliver Dems votes of colour and Liberal votes, they need a c...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

I wouldn't be surprised if it was subject to a takeover bid (the revenge of BVIC?). Their cash reserve would certainly be considered a sweetener to some, if you'll pardon the pun. p.s. when Boris becomes PM he might even revoke the "sugar tax"! He does look like he doesn't mind the odd IR...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Might this story have something to do with it? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7255871/Children-16-BANNED-buying-energy-drinks.html We've seen with tobacco that once politicians latch on to the potential popularity of bans, they don't stop until sale and consumption is almost illegal. If...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

TBF As an presidential challenger he has more to fear from someone like Kamala Harris (or even AOC, but she is too young to stand) than the likes of NP or JB. If Biden were a better campaigner he'd be the perfect anti-Trump candidate. Old white dude without the race-baiting xenophobia, delusional f...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Alas I bought them. Before reading everybody's comments this morning. I originally set a limit order at 624 before market open. This wasn't filled. I bought later on at 641. Perhaps I'm a mug? The fundamentals are still very good, and IRN-BRU is a very well known brand. They now comprise about 1.66%...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 17th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

I think point 2 is off. He is refocusing coverage of the Dems around 'The Squad', in much the same way that the conservatives like to talk about Corbyn rather than Labour. He has made them the story, and he has got the rest of the Dems to step behind them. Far from creating factions within the Dems...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 16th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

I have a dozen or so FTSE250 shares selected for growth and when I looked a couple of years back BAG had beaten the for a few years and the dividend has been rising steadily with other metrics growing too. I bought in about 3 years ago and topped up beginning of this month, if I'd waited until post...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 16th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: AG Barr

Thanks for the quick replies people!

Yes, I have frantically whacking figures into spreadsheet etc. Should have been in bed ages ago......I'm up at 4.20am tomorrow!

Matt
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 16th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

AG Barr

AG Barr's SP took a nose dive today. I know little about the firm (except that they are the drinks manufacturer of Irn Bru fame).

What do people think of this share since it's now trading at a big discount? Worth buying or barge-pole terrority?

many thanks
Matt
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 16th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

Meantime America's economy is booming, growing at a rate that the EU can only dream of, and those of us who invest there are doing very nicely :D Sure, the only fly on the ointment being that it's Federal Purse empties itself every 6 months or so, and apparently the US then has to raise it's debt c...
by TheMotorcycleBoy
July 16th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 246
Views: 11608

Re: Trump

Donald Trump has suggested the congresswomen who were targets of a series of racist tweets he posted should apologise to “the Office of the President”. . . . Having earlier complained about the response to his post, he launched a renewed attack on a group he described as “Radical Left Congresswomen...

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