Comment posted on McGrigor challenges SNP to clarify policy on Scotland and the Euro by Grant MacDonald
Robert. I know I can be naive to the extreme in hoping for the best. Aside from our Scottish government, the political parties in Scotland have rarely covered themselves in glory and one can hope a new start would bring new thinking.
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- A book about Scotland, independence, the euro, the usa and the EC. A bit tongue in cheek…
- “dictated by the whims of the USA”
You are wrong. Utterly wrong.
A lot of people (in the UK) think the DOW rules the markets but if one looks at the companies who comprise the DOW, one might be in for a bit of a shock, especially if looking at their volumes on the FTSE against the DJI.
I actually hate to say this but London remains the driving trend for the world stock markets. This was illustrated at the start of August and again, in the closing minutes of Thursday when a major trend change (disasters and politicians permitting) was implemented by the FTSE and replicated by the DJI by its close.
- Quote from a dinner table conversation this evening… Made me laugh but there’s a compelling logic to the argument.
“Cancel all mortgages, credit card and any other debt. Replace all currencies with a new currency. And start again… And ban politicians from speaking, either in public or in private. In fact, just ban them.”
- K1, that, coming from someone who backs a policy of ripping the heart out of communities and destroying local business’, that’s a bit rich.
Agenda driven comments fail to impress, only irritate.
- You’re treading on the toes of my specialist subject. The EURO/UKP relationship is something I keep an eye on. Recently, the EUR/USD fell below 1.391 which was a very critical level and has continued to weaken. Target is around 1.19.
The trigger level for the EURO/UKP is around 0.86. Currently rate is 0.873
When/if the euro next slips below the 0.86 level, 0.59 is ultimate target which will make holidays in Spain affordable again!
I run a market trend analysis business.
Recent comments by Grant MacDonald
- An independent Scotland and the pound
Perhaps not entirely germane to the issue but worthy of a moments ponder regarding National Debt and the banking crisis. The recent report naming the culprits behind the Bank of Scotland disaster was interesting, especially if one views the CV of the folk involved. For some reason, every single one of them were from Halifax Building Society, tending to suggest the merger was actually a complete takeover as none of the senior management actually had bank experience!
Makes me wonder who the RBS bloke who’s been demonized was listening to?
- Struan Lodge closure proposal and costs confusion – have we not seen this before?
I notice Cowal Courier is run by an ex-News International employee. It makes me pause for thought for some reason but I do understand why Simon would cite it.
- Margaret Thatcher dies
In the history of FA, I’ve rarely read so much tripe from usually sensible posters. “Rules of Engagement” equates to please unload your weapons and replace the missiles with blue practice loads. It was a war and the object is to win. Nothing else counts. As soon as someone stops talking and starts shooting, there is only one aim. To win.
Secondly, had Maggie supported our coal industry in the 1980′s would it have survived against cheap imports which continue until this day?
The answer is obviously no.
Our steel industry was paramount and should have been defended. After all, it wasn’t the case cheaper steel was going to be available within 10 years. Except it was and by the time it happened, the UK steel industry was closed down with the people involved either re-skilled or in the trash bin as they would never have retrained.
The woman did a heck of a lot wrong but the big picture tends to suggest she’d only one thing in mind and that was our country’s future.
Importantly, she never once mentioned Wind Farms as part of that future which is the sort of rubbish people will eventually write.
But she did view the big picture which is something not a single politician seems capable of doing at present, resulting in record low voting numbers.
- Young Dunoon boy missing
Pity you didn’t notice the fact Newsroom had updated their piece 2 hours and 19 minutes before your latest input of spiteful drivel.
Slimey strikes again…
[Update 17,00:Found safe and well in Dunoon.]
- Share and create ’50,000 Reasons to Visit Argyll and the Isles’
In fairness, the best I’ve managed was 46 minutes from the Airport. But it involved a quiet motorway and catching the last ferry by the skin of my teeth.
Once – a very long time ago – did Campbeltown in 2 hours from Glasgow in a sorted Lotus Elan. Dunno if that counts.
There’s a Christmas challenge to all those who post behind a non d’plume?
What land speed records can you NOT talk about?
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