Articles tagged "oil"
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Week ending 11th November 2011 The Eurozone has dominated the financial world this week with the events in Italy and Greece having a huge impact on the global markets. • Lloyds Bank makes £3.9billion loss Lloyds Banking Group announced before tax losses of £3.9 billion in the first nine months of 2011. Some of the […]
Monday, March 29th, 2010
Petrol prices are very much the talking point as we speak but what is behind it? Talk of 120p per litre was quickly extinguished as fuel is already selling on some forecourts at that price. Prepare for it but if the logic we are being given to support 120p is true, 150p is just a few months away. Do I believe that will happen? Very probably unless all the relevant authorities take the correct and responsible action.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
When something doesn’t make sense, it isn’t sensible. President Obama proudly announced he would ‘fight’ the banking institutions who were using our money to buy up investments in commodities making record profits at the same time. The natural reaction to this was that banks’ share prices took a tumble. Interestingly Mr Obama announced this on the 21st Jan ’10. What is perhaps worrying is how commodity prices have reacted.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
If you fully understand what Obama is doing with the swashbuckling banks, you will note the financial world as we know it will never ever ever be the same. In May 2008, I wrote a column 1300 words long, which said that banks were at the heart of spikes in commodity prices such as oil, wheat, maize etc. That article was pretty much ignored by the investment companies who were making so much money off the back of it – until they weren’t. That was the day that oil plummeted and every other commodity with it.
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Managing Director, Worldwide Financial Planning, Writes:
I am often asked what I think of an individual share or marketplace/sector. ‘What do you think of the banking sector, northern rock, China’ is a typical one. It will often be followed by a recital of some news they have read elsewhere. Some of it can be from good sources, others can be from well, anywhere else.
Friday, May 30th, 2008
You may be forgiven for wondering what all the noise is about in markets at the moment. I for one am puzzled by the amount of unnecessary extra information and confusion being created.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
I was thinking of fixing my mortgage or just going for a flexible variable mortgage and wondered what your views were?
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
After the recent interest rate rise, do you have any views on where you believe interest rates will move from here onwards.
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