good to see you back Moon, but boy is it difficult getting a word in edgeways here lolol - more so hard to get a word on due boards messing about.
I'm hoping the rest of your animal menagerie is all safe and well, you have had a bad trot of it recently - so sorry for what has been happening. How are those snails going these days?
Markets got to a real high for me on Friday, but pegged back today - its always the same and you can set your watch by when the falls are going to take place, one day after new highs lol. Anyway, I am really happy with my portfolio, so apart from scrip divis I won't be adding anymore until Feb next year, barring any dramatic bargains, I have committed so much more during these falls so I have to whittle down the trading reserve loan for now. But picking up RDSB, LGEN, AZN and GSK top-ups were irresistible at these levels. Was eyeing up a miner but can't take that risk with work things going on.
Yep, hoping nothing untoward, and think it is more a comment on the CEO than anything - he has been rubbing up Camelot the wrong way - FD was DIrector of the year 2 years ago under previous CEO and we had a happy ship. However, hardly anyone seems happy here now, the famous last words being "this is not a democracy". Anyway, it will be possibly 5 months before positions are filled permanently, so with that and a nice VR, I might be better off going.
Loving the X-files again this week Moon - agreed on the humour - there was some great lines form the lizard bloke, and enjoyed the binman episode. A real welcome back to them. Saw a great movie called "Kawajaki" about a platoon in Afghanistan protecting a dam - a true story and worth a look.
Re Coldplay, it is London for us thank goodness, too risky for Paris. Too big a band for JErsey though. We have got Stewart Lee coming across, my favourite comedian ever! Have a llok at his Comedy Vehicle on BBC2 Thursday - dry as a desert, and insults the audience without them realising it lol
Yes, happy anniversary. Blimey, 9 years. Hasn't it flown over. Just confirms my suspicions that my life is flying by now. All these celebrities from my era going the journey doesn't help either.
I think I've tracked down the problem of my chest pain. My ladyfriend pointed it out to me at the weekend. When I'm watching the tv the dogs like to get my attention by putting their 2 front paws on my chest to get as close as they can to me. Even though they're westies, they're quite heavy dogs and the constant standing on my chest has built up to a point that it hurts. I hadn't realised they were doing until my ladyfriend pointed it out but it really hurts when they do it now. I think the chest infection was just a coincidence because that seems to have gone now.
Leicester might be having a late season wobbler, like you predicted. They still have 2 home games out of 3 though so it's in their hands. Man U just don't deserve a place in the champions league. I would still be wanting Man C to win it this season. Liverpool's match was just astonishing. It was very reminiscent of the match against Milan when they came back from the dead to win. I like Klopp. He's a genuine football man who just has a passion for his team to win.
I've seen The Edge of Tomorrow. I like anything Tom cruise does these days. I used to say that about Will Smith until I saw After Earth. What an awful film that was. I usually like sci fi films but not that one. lol
The FTSE has been great but I took my first short today at 6400. I couldn't wait any longer because we're well overbought now but I'm more concerned at the \American market because once they pull their money out of that then they'll pull it out of everywhere. The FTSE should be at 6700 if on a par with the dow but it's not working out like that. I still have a few longs held back for any ramp up and final blast off before the big boys start cashing in.
Merry Liberation Day Moon!! :-) Extra special 9th May this year as it falls on a Monday, makes it worthwhile lol. Loads of parades, gun salutes planned, and more Jersey Wonders to eat than you can possibly imagine. The one day we are allowed to mug off Germans lol. Fancy a pint of Randalls real to celebrate with me? Cheers Moon - here's to war giving us a bank holiday.
Wasn't it emotional for Leicester's title day? Brining out the opera singer was a masterstoke, and sent shivers down the spine, especially for the Everton players lol - they looked like uncomfortable older uncles invited to the party out of politeness rather than anyone wanting them there, and they obligingly melted into the background.. Is it possible than Man Utd might just sneak into the Champions League 4th spot? City look vulnerable now, but West Ham (your next game) imploded against Swansea, so its up for grabs for you. Really hoping Liverpool win the Europa league now as well, to give 5 teams in the CL next season - how mad is that?
Are you reigning in your spends Moon? There was a time you loved your new gadgets and holidays, but guess you have seen all you want to see and all you want is what you have - a great position to be in. I just love seeing movies upgraded, and the portability and accessibility of downloaded stuff on iTunes is great for when we go away. Much better to have a decent movies rather than local rubbish they spurt out on the schedules. Looking to go to South Africa next year, so will beat watching any African Soap opera lol. Also weighing up a January holiday either to Barbados or back to Kangaroo Island for 3 weeks - dilemma but a nice one.
Just collecting divis for now Moon, and gradually reducing trading defecit, been too many down days recently for me to check in - the ostrich head in the sand bit seems to really work for me lol. Too much Central bank cash being pumped in for a serious crash, so will let the portfolio just drift on. How about you? Longs from here?
steven, I see you are still lying. It closed over $1 on May 9th. After 30 consecutive days, the exchange can start delisting procedures, then has 180 days to comply.
and now Ronnie Corbett - I am giving a wide berth to media stuff for a while Moon, I am not able to take all this negative stuff with people from my childhood shuffling off this mortal coil. The more well-known people there are, the worse its going to get, and sometimes this communications revolution is a drag as we get to see it all.
Not long to anniversary time for our board Moon, how do you wish to celebrate? lolol
Since we last posted, it would seem Man Utd have gotten themselves out of another fine mess with two one-nil wins, and bizarrely have a chance of 4th spot! Wouldn't it ne ironic then, for Man City to finish fifth, but go on to win the Champions League and claim that fourth Champions League spot - stranger things have happened this season, though I am still expecting the wheels to fall off the Leicester juggernaut - think a draw at Sunderland and Spurs beating Man Utd this weekend will shake it up and put fear into Vardy and co.
What a T20 cricket World Cup Final! Was actually very happy to see the Windies win it in that style. To bludgeon 4 sixes in a row in the final over was astonishing and a real shot in the arm for cricket over there in general. Don't think they will care a jot that the Windies ladies won the female version lolol.
Shares are still going from strength to strength, possibly by loads of oil shorts being closed and driving the market upwards - though fell away a bit in pm trading on the Dow, have now reached highest portfolio figure ever, adjusted for new store openings and Easter break obviously lol. How are you playing it now? Bit stagnant for you?
Not seen Line Of Duty, don't really watch much TV off the menu, more going for Freeview A La Carte channels, there isn't much on BBC and ITV that interests me anymore.
Just an idea re ISIS, starve them of the oxygen of publicity, but yeah, think they might escalate it to ensure they were on the medias lips.
Some day I hope to be in the "National Big Boys Club" like you. Are you really that obese ?
Your delusional. Anyone who gives an honest opinion and doesn't engage in over the top pumping is part of the big short conspiracy.
Sorry Grim. I've been lagging behind in the messages again but I lost everything on one of my computers last monday, and I mean everything, and it took me all week to recover it all from backup discs and transferring stuff from my other computer. I'm always scared of something like that happening and am meticulous with taking hard copies of everything so that I can restore it if the worst happens. I lost all my pictures and video clips of the dogs etc from years ago but have them all back where I want them now. The computer looks a bit different but it's as near as can be back to where it was. The only thing I've definitely lost were all my e mails from my isp email from many years ago but as I only use the yahoo email address now, it doesn't matter that much. It was mainly old work stuff I lost.
Anyway, yes a great weekend for the England rugby team. It was a hard fought match against the French and they really wanted to beat England so it was a good result in the end. England are a much improved team but I don't think they compare to the Aussies or NZ
I just don't have any enthusiasm for Man U. The new young striker looks very good but they're a very average team. I really want Leicester to win the premiership this season. They're playing really well, even though they're riding their luck sometimes. Some good friendlies coming up for England. I don't usually watch the friendlies but Holland and Germany will be worth watching
I hope they make more x files even though I thought the final episode was a bit poor. It was as if they'd just knocked up that episode and it just seemed too much for me. I like it when they do something that makes you think that something they look into could be possible but it was too far fetched that last episode
I do like the look of those Samsung curved tv's. We have them in Curry's up here and I always look at them when I go in. lol. You got a really good deal there but I don't think they're that expensive even at full price.