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Lets “lance the boil” of Greece and move on!

Lets “lance the boil” of Greece and move on!

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There was some respite in the stock market falls on Wall Street last night with the US indices coming back from their lows late in the session. The Dow Industrials fell 76 points to 12,932 after dropping close to 200 points at one stage on fears about the exit of Greece from the Eurozone. The…

When others are fearful……

When others are fearful……

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I’ve been adding some choice AIM oil and gas stocks to my account today….Chariot, Bowleven, Gulf Keystone. For a medium term view plenty of value to be had for those with patience. When everyone else is selling, particularly on forced margin selling, this is the time to be buying. Its a blood bath out there…

Major markets shrug off Greek and French election results

Major markets shrug off Greek and French election results

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With the UK markets closed, the focus of attention was the European and US exchanges yesterday after the election results in Greece and France over the weekend. After a weak start, US markets recovered, with the S&P 500 flat on the day at 1,370 and the Dow down 30 points to 13,009. French stocks initially…

Kuwaiti’s pull out of Ithaca Energy takeover but what of other bids?

Kuwaiti’s pull out of Ithaca Energy takeover but what of other bids?

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According to newspaper reports in the Kuwait al-Seyassah newspaper, the Kuwaiti national oil company has pulled out of talks with North Sea focused and Canadian TSX/UK AIM listed oil company Ithaca Energy. The company’s RNS in March stated they were in discussion with several bona fide bidders presumably including the Kuwaiti’s. So what now for…

Election results across Europe leave plenty for investors to worry about

Election results across Europe leave plenty for investors to worry about

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The political landscape dramatically changed in Europe yesterday with a sea change in France following the departure of incumbent centre right President Nicolas Sarcozy to be replaced with socialist François Hollande. Sarcozy is the first French President since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing lost power in 1981 not to serve two consecutive terms illustrating that the sentiment of…

David Einhorn – king of Hedge Funds, talks about U.S. monetary policy and its impact on savers

David Einhorn – king of Hedge Funds, talks about U.S. monetary policy and its impact on savers

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Good read from David Einhorn in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/david-einhorn/fed-interest-rates_b_1472509.html) Einhorn is one of the great Hedge Fund investors. Wikipedia: David Einhorn (born November 20, 1968), an American hedge fund manager, is the Founder and President of Greenlight Capital, a “long-short value-oriented hedge fund”. He started Greenlight Capital in 1996 with $900,000. Greenlight has generated…

MG Rover’s Phoenix Four demonstrate corporate greed at its worst

MG Rover’s Phoenix Four demonstrate corporate greed at its worst

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After a seven year fight, former MG Rover workers are getting just £3 each following the collapse of the company in 2005, UK’s last major car maker. The management team who bought out the Birmingham based company for £10 in 2000 from BMW, the so called “Phoenix Four’”- John Towers, Nick Stephenson, John Edwards and…

It’s the big day tomorrow with US non-farm payrolls in focus

It’s the big day tomorrow with US non-farm payrolls in focus

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One of the key economic indicators of US activity arrives after lunch UK time with the April non-farmpayroll employment data. After a disapointing gain of 120,000 jobs in  March, expectations are for 150-165,000 in April. Wednesday’s private sector ADP data came in below expectations adding to the pressure on tomorrow’s numbers. Contrarian Investor UK

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