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  1. Madstacks liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    After sterling having a strong early week it is now falling back.  IMO you may of missed the boat to park your funds. If you have not exchanged into $ or euro yet keep an eye on Mrs May's speak later, if the PM gives a strong speech the £ may bounce giving you a chance to exchange out.  
    Again IMO sterling is in for a rocky ride and there is money to be made with the volatility even if you only park the money in one of the many exchange companies eg currencyfair etc.
    Long term IMO I see sterling struggling up to 2020 at least and maybe many years longer, if one looks very long term I believe the UK will be in a strong place as all the hard news will be front heavy a hard landing for the UK.  We will see all the rats leaving a sinking ship but the ship will not sink and I have confidence that in 10 years the UK will be very prosperous Country.          
  2. Madstacks liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    After sterling having a strong early week it is now falling back.  IMO you may of missed the boat to park your funds. If you have not exchanged into $ or euro yet keep an eye on Mrs May's speak later, if the PM gives a strong speech the £ may bounce giving you a chance to exchange out.  
    Again IMO sterling is in for a rocky ride and there is money to be made with the volatility even if you only park the money in one of the many exchange companies eg currencyfair etc.
    Long term IMO I see sterling struggling up to 2020 at least and maybe many years longer, if one looks very long term I believe the UK will be in a strong place as all the hard news will be front heavy a hard landing for the UK.  We will see all the rats leaving a sinking ship but the ship will not sink and I have confidence that in 10 years the UK will be very prosperous Country.          
  3. Pipers liked a post in a topic by BaldyBob in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    +1 to that.
  4. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Anniversary privy 2017 britannias - Thoughts?   
    It's a shame the RM haven't minted the Britannia in Britannia Silver again. 
  5. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Anniversary privy 2017 britannias - Thoughts?   
    It's a shame the RM haven't minted the Britannia in Britannia Silver again. 
  6. Pipers liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in 1/4 oz v 1oz premiums for gold nuggets   


    Agreed. However, if selling 1/4oz on the forum opposed to a dealer then you will get some of the premium back. There are a lot of people who are just waiting to get the cheapest gold at lowest premium from a dealer selling used gold, but there are also those that wouldn't mind buying a 1/4oz at a slightly higher premium via the forum (but lower than new stock from a dealer) as they can be assured that the coin is without finger prints
  7. Oldun liked a post in a topic by Pipers in 1/4 oz v 1oz premiums for gold nuggets   
    Hi kangaroos 1oz are bullion only though are very well made, they will only ever get 97-98% of spot (1oz) when you come to sell to a dealer.  The 1/4oz  still is only bullion though has some collectors and would be easier to sell privately in the future, this does not mean it would be a better buy at the premiums you state.  
    I think I would have a look at the price of a 1/4oz 2017 compared to the 1oz 2017 then make your decision.  
    Remember  It is the price you can sell the Gold coins for not the price that they are advertised at when it comes to selling so check out Ebay sold section then - 13% or check out the forum for sale section compared to spot at time of sale.
    Also this game is a marathon not a sprint!  
  8. Pipers liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    what would have happened if the blues hadn't jumped into bed with the orange lot after Brown was ousted, who knows. It may turn out to be what the country needed at the time or perhaps we needed another election to sort out the indecision. History may well tell us in time.
  9. Oldun liked a post in a topic by Pipers in 1/4 oz v 1oz premiums for gold nuggets   
    Hi kangaroos 1oz are bullion only though are very well made, they will only ever get 97-98% of spot (1oz) when you come to sell to a dealer.  The 1/4oz  still is only bullion though has some collectors and would be easier to sell privately in the future, this does not mean it would be a better buy at the premiums you state.  
    I think I would have a look at the price of a 1/4oz 2017 compared to the 1oz 2017 then make your decision.  
    Remember  It is the price you can sell the Gold coins for not the price that they are advertised at when it comes to selling so check out Ebay sold section then - 13% or check out the forum for sale section compared to spot at time of sale.
    Also this game is a marathon not a sprint!  
  10. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Equities going parabolic - Is the crash near?   
    A Gardener does not stand at his garden shed with his fertilizer and just pour it out and expect it to spread around (trickle down) his garden!!!
     
  11. Pipers liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Equities going parabolic - Is the crash near?   
    The important point is the video i posted.
    I have seen this before - the market goes up. There is a significant rise in the market and during all the buying the smart money sells.
    i remember in 1987, Thatcher won the election that summer. There was still all the Champagne Charlie Big Bang euphoria.
    At that time the smart money was leaving. i remember reading how Jimmy Goldsmith had sold out. He was a big name market player whose son married a Rothschild. He was one of the smart money people.
    The market cracked in the September and fell but bounced only to crash on October 19th Black Monday. i remember this exactly. My birthday was on the Sunday. 
    i had bought PUTS in various companies duirng the fall in the September but as the market bounced i got scared out. I kept PUT contracts in GKN as they were virtually worthless and not worth selling. On Black Monday they were worth £18 000. 
    The smart money is leaving the market. We will look back on this and say the writing was on the wall. A crash is at hand and the smart money will have left the building. 
  12. Pipers liked a post in a topic by ApisMellifera in Equities going parabolic - Is the crash near?   
     Pictures says thousand words
    Is the bubble going to pop?





  13. Paul liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    My daughter has to rent in a shared house something that is disgusting for the job she has, we were supposed to be a house owning society this is becoming a joke.  Rents have gone up a tremendous amount (not included in inflation), plus council tax though not gone up much if you factor in what you get for what you pay (and someone near me has), it has gone up between 10-14%  not the 1.5% the money increase (reduction in Police, Fire, Social care, Social services, etc).  Everything that seems to go up or has been removed from a service or size of service or size of car or quality of item is not taken into account in the inflation figures.  I have come to the conclusion that the inflation figures are just a joke and manipulated to suit.    
  14. Pipers liked a post in a topic by FriedrichVonHayek in Should I get the 1/4 proof gold Queens Beast?   
    Wait a few years until they start to turn up at auctions.
    Let the mugs who buy it first take the hit,buying the latest Proof coin from the Royal Mint is like buying a new car in that you are certain to lose money as soon as you buy it.
    Like most of the Mints in the world they produce low mintage,rare coins and limited editions every month and have done for donkey's years.
    You might hit lucky with one from time to time, then again you can also get lucky now and again buying scratch cards but you will never recoup your money.
    If you love the coin and you are not bothered about losing money then buy it,if you are concerned that you might lose money then I wouldn't bother.
  15. Avlis liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Well its that time again, the Fed raised yesterday 0.25%.  The markets expect the BOE will not raise interest rates, IMO this will put sterling under more downward pressure in real terms, it will be blamed on Brexit which is nonsense.  Carney will talk a load of rubbish about increasing interest rates in the future and move the goal posts again, he is very good at talking sh-t.  
    Who in their right mind would buy British Gilts at these rates!!!!
    Real Inflation in most homes in the UK must be running around 10% when factoring in all costs and not just the cherry picked costs that suit the Government/BOE.
    I now honestly believe we will see the £ weaken down towards the $1.10 -$1.05 or or even £1-$1 before 2020 at which point there will be social disobedience.
    I am now of the opinion the BOE is debasing the currency fast and for the long term on behalf on the Government (same as Japan) to reduce the debt, savers must be made aware of this and put their money into assets not into banks or building societies.  We on this forum already know this thats why we read or post here, the vast majority of the population are ignorant of this fact.           
  16. DavePanda liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    As predicted the rate has stayed the same at 0.25 with a vote of 8-1.  Some numties in the city have pushed the £ higher on news of the Queen signing a piece of paper so the news has said, though the real story is £10billion of QE so more free lunches dinners and suppers for the city when the news settles I believe sterling will drop back down and the bears will be out again.  
  17. Avlis liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Well its that time again, the Fed raised yesterday 0.25%.  The markets expect the BOE will not raise interest rates, IMO this will put sterling under more downward pressure in real terms, it will be blamed on Brexit which is nonsense.  Carney will talk a load of rubbish about increasing interest rates in the future and move the goal posts again, he is very good at talking sh-t.  
    Who in their right mind would buy British Gilts at these rates!!!!
    Real Inflation in most homes in the UK must be running around 10% when factoring in all costs and not just the cherry picked costs that suit the Government/BOE.
    I now honestly believe we will see the £ weaken down towards the $1.10 -$1.05 or or even £1-$1 before 2020 at which point there will be social disobedience.
    I am now of the opinion the BOE is debasing the currency fast and for the long term on behalf on the Government (same as Japan) to reduce the debt, savers must be made aware of this and put their money into assets not into banks or building societies.  We on this forum already know this thats why we read or post here, the vast majority of the population are ignorant of this fact.           
  18. DavePanda liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    As predicted the rate has stayed the same at 0.25 with a vote of 8-1.  Some numties in the city have pushed the £ higher on news of the Queen signing a piece of paper so the news has said, though the real story is £10billion of QE so more free lunches dinners and suppers for the city when the news settles I believe sterling will drop back down and the bears will be out again.  
  19. Avlis liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Well its that time again, the Fed raised yesterday 0.25%.  The markets expect the BOE will not raise interest rates, IMO this will put sterling under more downward pressure in real terms, it will be blamed on Brexit which is nonsense.  Carney will talk a load of rubbish about increasing interest rates in the future and move the goal posts again, he is very good at talking sh-t.  
    Who in their right mind would buy British Gilts at these rates!!!!
    Real Inflation in most homes in the UK must be running around 10% when factoring in all costs and not just the cherry picked costs that suit the Government/BOE.
    I now honestly believe we will see the £ weaken down towards the $1.10 -$1.05 or or even £1-$1 before 2020 at which point there will be social disobedience.
    I am now of the opinion the BOE is debasing the currency fast and for the long term on behalf on the Government (same as Japan) to reduce the debt, savers must be made aware of this and put their money into assets not into banks or building societies.  We on this forum already know this thats why we read or post here, the vast majority of the population are ignorant of this fact.           
  20. Avlis liked a post in a topic by Pipers in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Well its that time again, the Fed raised yesterday 0.25%.  The markets expect the BOE will not raise interest rates, IMO this will put sterling under more downward pressure in real terms, it will be blamed on Brexit which is nonsense.  Carney will talk a load of rubbish about increasing interest rates in the future and move the goal posts again, he is very good at talking sh-t.  
    Who in their right mind would buy British Gilts at these rates!!!!
    Real Inflation in most homes in the UK must be running around 10% when factoring in all costs and not just the cherry picked costs that suit the Government/BOE.
    I now honestly believe we will see the £ weaken down towards the $1.10 -$1.05 or or even £1-$1 before 2020 at which point there will be social disobedience.
    I am now of the opinion the BOE is debasing the currency fast and for the long term on behalf on the Government (same as Japan) to reduce the debt, savers must be made aware of this and put their money into assets not into banks or building societies.  We on this forum already know this thats why we read or post here, the vast majority of the population are ignorant of this fact.           
  21. Kman liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    I personally don't think £350 is a good deal, at that I would be looking at buying an uncleaned coin in vf condition. But what do i know.    
  22. Pipers liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    The 1842 was in awful condition, not a deal for such a common coin. If it had been an "open 2" than yes.
    Atkinsons tend not to know what they're doing with numismatic coins but I'm not surprised that the 42 sold quickly as the older ones are going well at the moment. With the 1853 they had put up, they actually showed pictures of a half sovereign. When questioned about this, they conceded it wasn't a photo of the actual coin because they had 2 for sale.
    spot price is almost irrelevant (within reason) with regards to older, collectable sovereigns.
  23. Kman liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    I personally don't think £350 is a good deal, at that I would be looking at buying an uncleaned coin in vf condition. But what do i know.    
  24. Pipers liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in Anyone On Here Make Youtube Videos?   
    Hi all - I dont mean to spam this so if any of the moderators want to move it to the "youtube video section" I would be more than happy. 
    But
    I have just done a big unboxing of an order of shot from www.europeanmint.com so if anyone was curious as to my experience please take a look and share around. 
    Overall great service but the giant bag of shot did split all over my table! Maybe my fault, maybe their fault. I got everything I ordered though so none was lost :-)
     
     
  25. savoyard liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Recommended reading for everyone on this forum   
    New Series on RT the from Renegade inc I have watched it and its very good.  
     
    https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/377925-global-employment-people-disengaged/