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  • HSBC Considers Moving The Bank's Domicile Out Of The U.K. [View article]
    Negotiate with who? Mad Ed Balls or George Osbourne. Neither of them have the louse to understand the wisdom of not killing the Goose.
    As to logic in 1993, things change. In this case the profit if they stay in the UK is being stolen from them. Evolve or die.
    Apr 26, 2015. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HSBC Considers Moving The Bank's Domicile Out Of The U.K. [View article]
    Personally as a Brit I can't see any reason why HSBC won't move their HQ to a more favourable Tax environment. My guess would be is that it will move the HQ as a first choice to Behjing, then HK. The UK governement don't even support the UK banks with their business. When you pay the revenue for example the bank that receives your Tax is Santander, so why stay when all the chancellor is doing is levying yet more tax? Banks should be treated as a cash cow, and HSBC moving away would be the best choice. I can see other banks buying up smaller overseas banks and moving offshore as well.
    Apr 25, 2015. 10:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Fink Speaks The Truth [View article]
    I think the fuel for dividends might come from the fact that the Dollar is lower on a world scale than it was 12 months ago, meaning more stays in the local economy. Oil is cheaper too.
    ebay for me is a non starter. Their customer relations stinks, which until now has not been a problem, however, the competion is getting more recognition and with their lower fees . When paypal finally breaks lose it will affect them I see these as headwinds long term. Iassume short term is fine for you?
    Apr 18, 2015. 02:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyzing The FTSE 100 For Opportunities [View article]
    I used to think ETF's were a good idea, and still have a few. You do need to be picky though. Once you have read the book onConrarian Investing, it is easy to figure out why things sometimes don't turnout the wayyou would expect in a pink coloured garden...................
    Apr 16, 2015. 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyzing The FTSE 100 For Opportunities [View article]
    thanks. I regard Insurance companies as being financial, which makes my choice easier
    Apr 14, 2015. 02:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell And BG Group: Strong Strategic Fit, But Additional Financial Risks Ahead [View article]
    Hmm. Shell has a pretty strong management, I bet they looked at all the options. Also as you say, "I believe this deal will work out for Shell and its shareholders. I am very confident that Shell's management will deliver because it has a very strong track record over the past years "
    Apr 12, 2015. 01:53 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell: Lower Price, More Appeal [View article]
    Is London a Major exchange, and what are ADRs?
    Apr 10, 2015. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We've Soured On Chevron's Dividend... Sorry [View article]
    I feel that the percentage of oil used for cars and trucks will not change much. My current 7 year old diesal is doing about 70mpg (Imperial) which is a huge gain on the 18mpg I used to get in the 70s. Diesal also takes less crude to make. The reason however is that the rest of the world is still getting mechanised. Hanoi used to be a quiet town in Vietnam. Go there now and EVERY body and his dog has a 125cc bike. As their economy improves these people will move from motor bikes to cars, just as they moved from push bikes to motor bikes. Add in this effect just about everywhere I went in Asia and the use of fuel is going to rise like crazy. RDS has not invested in replacing their reserves, or so the Pundits say, but Greenpeace seems to be worked up about the Artic drilling, so big oil is still looking to increase their reserves. In my investing mistakes is one of the questions I did not ask when I got left holding a stock which cut it's dividend. That question was "if I didn't have any of this stock, would it be an attractive buy now?" If I had asked that question I would have held instead of joining the sell herd. As a non holder of Chevron, I am sitting back and waiting for them to announce their dividend cut. A 15-20% drop in the share price will do very nicely thanks.
    Apr 5, 2015. 12:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece Presents A New Reform Program, But The Probability Of Default Grows [View article]
    the sooner Greece leaves the Euro and gets on with rebuilding their economy without interference from Merkell the better. She is ideologically opposed to Greece, and wants to stop other members being able to compete with Germany. I am from the UK and lean to the right, and dread the left wing idiots getting their hands on the public opurse again, so the realization of what is best for Greece came hard.
    Apr 4, 2015. 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shedding Light On Why I Bought Royal Dutch Shell [View article]
    I looked at their energy strategy. Took about 20 secs
    Could not find nuclear though...............
    Apr 4, 2015. 02:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Santander: Global Retail Bank With Leading Cost Efficiency [View article]
    Why would you buy shares in this bank when the new CEO crapped on her shareholders so comprehensively?????
    There are better Banks out there without the lack of loyalty to the people who own it.
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SpaceX's Threat To Lockheed Martin And Boeing's ULA [View article]
    hmm. Remember the line, "we are sitting on top of 5 million moving parts produced by the lowest bidder"? This has some relevance in a high tech project.
    Mar 19, 2015. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SpaceX's Threat To Lockheed Martin And Boeing's ULA [View article]
    Why is it you think that Spacec will out innovate LMT and Boeing? With the kind of complexity involved and the ability to buy in talent of LMT and BigB it could become a loss leader . So it the long run it would be good if prices come down significantly but as yet my money is not on Spacex
    Mar 18, 2015. 07:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have European Stocks Reached A Turning Point? [View article]
    the Euro union kills competiveness for everyone except the top dog. Which suits Germany just fine. SO Germany should either give away loans for free, or Greece and other countries should terminate their membership, and then set their own rules. It will mean a loss for the idiots stupid enough to loan them money, and once the dust has settled the competative edge will return to the now seperate economies. I believe that the current Greek parliament believes this is best for Greece, they just want to make sure everybody understands they are not the bad guys in this play. What I can't understand is how a country which represents such a small percentage of the world GDP causes such furore.
    Mar 15, 2015. 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Will Stress Test Results Impact HSBC? [View article]
    HSBC should benefit from the upturn in both China and the UK, but they do need to understand that customers are no longer willing to take what they dish out lying down. If they don't like the service they will react. For HSBC this could be more serious than the current round of scandals. Fingers crossed because they have to get something right eventually, like politicians, when they have exhausted all other possibilities..
    Mar 15, 2015. 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment