Thank You for the kind words, you`ve almost embarrassed me mate.
So many factors to my trading, would take a very long post to explain them all.
I do pay very close attention to sp moves, every day I look at the previous day`s moves, making a note of pivot points/support/resistance levels/highs, lows and range.
On any share that I am trading I have 10 different pieces of price information.
I actually write them down in an exercise book.
So pre. cash open I already have an idea of where I might place or close a trade.
I start early and put in long hours. Just 2 breaks a day.
I always look early hours at major stock indices to potentially provide a clue as to how the markets might play out.
CBr is correct with his post, during live market hours I just concentrate on price movements, no real emotion.
Heated arguments are just a waste of energy.Enough conflict in the world already.
I have sometimes considered starting a thread on spreadbet trading basics but a couple of things have held me back, one is that it might make me appear to be arrogant, which I most certainly am not.
Second is I would not want someone to start and then lose although I feel that experience has taught me which trades to avoid and could pass that info on.
My original point was to question the contention that Kushner is biased, or perceived to be biased, simply because he is Jewish. If that is the case then how are we to explain the existence of Jews who support a Palestinian state? Once we make assumptions about how a Jew will think because he/she is Jewish we are, by any accepted definition of the word, being racist.
Not sure why you felt the need to bring Nurenburg into the thread, but there does seem to be an odd but well worn tendency to revert to the Nazis when Jews are the subject of debate.
Its similar to an investment trust and when I was very young I was told that whilst stockbrokers recommend (individual) shares to clients, they tend to put their own money in IT's. Tis a lesson I have learned, through (very) bitter experience.
Pitass Lloyds has near zero currency risk to fluctuations up or down to the value of £.The reason for this is totally obvious.Almost all Lloyds business is UK based & priced in £s.Its assets consist of loans,Mortgages etc priced in £s and secured against assets within UK or to people in UK.Its liabilities consist of cash deposits made in £s.Banks also match the interest rate they charge to that they are paying plus margin.Lloyds finances almost all its loans from its own deposits.This is important in the "crash" Northern Rock went bust not because its customers defaulted ion their loans but because the vast majority of its loan book was financed by short term loans from other banks & institutions and in the panic inter bank lending dried up and Northern Rock could not repay its bankers.
Currency risk occurs where banks are borrowing in one currency & lending in another & have not hedged the currency risk.This is not how prudently run banks or businesses operate in any circumstances.
Firstly I agree that lloyds are a pretty sound bet in this volatile period of brexit negotiations , as for the lack lustre share price, Wnich is the worse problem for them being exposed to the british market,or being exposed to the britsih currency, I would suggest the latter as the economy is stagnant but the currency is sliding
It's not impossible to negotiate with someone you don't trust. Many negotiations start like that and often the point is that the negotiation builds trust. If you ever bought a used car or negotiated the Good Friday Agreement then you'll know what I mean.
So, coming to your point about 'real or perceived bias'. If Kushner is actually biased then that is one thing. If he is perceived as biased because he is Jewish then that is another thing and that other thing is usually called racism.
We have the S&P trending up on contract rollover day. I know I've never said it, but, LLOY's pa vis a vis the general market is awful. Personally, I would dump it and buy back cheaper. When the general market goes up and it is continually unresponsive, no amounts of "hopefullys" will help.
I believe Soi man lives in Asia ( Thailand ) keeps him away from the heated arguments, hot passion of street talk in the UK today , must give him an advantage as he just Trades, no love, just trade in and out trading within the daily range shares move on a flat day , he just trades, making pure money
Sadly the rest of us are getting poorer by the day here
Sign of the times the City is punishing Lloyds Shareholders for investing their hard earned savings in UK PLC companies City trying to get back at the Brexit voters big time
Sort of ironic really I say most Lloyds shareholders voted to remain
Me, watching my wealth potter away daily, I holding onto the sinking ship for dear life hoping she says afloat up to the next update , so I can climb onto a life boat
You short at 0948 this morning the share then rises and peaks at around 1200, it then drops and you sell making a profit.
Now I have been watching your trades closely and quite frankly I am amazed at your skill and intuition to call it correctly. I have also noticed that on a number of occasions when you either short or go long the share price goes the wrong way for you initially and sometimes by quite a few points. Then they will decrease or increase sufficiently for you to reach your target, today was but just one example. I am simply amazed on the number of correct calls you make.
The question I have is what do you base your trade analysis on. What is your system what charts do you use, etc. I am sure that those of us who do not day trade due to a lack of such knowledge would be delighted if you considered sharing that information in some detail. I do appreciate that your skills have been developed over a number of years and no doubt involving a lot of hard work too but hey if you don't ask!!
As I mentioned before I have a demo account but quite frankly have 'got lucky' just using instinct and trading pre or post announcements. I have never used any form of analytical tools because, quite frankly, I wouldn't know where to start so hope you will consider sharing some of your expertise.
Having visited the West Bank, quite a few residents there supported a single state solution with one person getting on vote whatever their race/religion so long as they had proof of residence for a specified period of time. As with all major disputes, anything that really annoys the two (intransigent) major parties is worth a try.
" If his being Jewish will really 'inflame tensions' then that surely speaks more to Palestinian racism........Ultimately what will count is what is on the table."
Reminds me of the Ali G response to people who disagree with him: "Is it because eye's black"
Impossible to respond to.
There is something called 'bias'.....whether that is real or perceived bias....it is impossible to negotiate with someone you don't trust.
I agree that MARS is a reasonable bet and I too have a holding. It is a well-managed company with a decent strategy and good products. However, it is vulnerable to a downturn in the economy as folks stop going out.
I don't have a view on whether Kushner will be any good as a mediator, only time will answer that one, but I don't think his religion really comes into it. If his being Jewish will really 'inflame tensions' then that surely speaks more to Palestinian racism. Israelis might as well complain that envoys from Arab states are Muslim, or Druze, or Christian, or Bahai, or Alawi, or Ahmadhi.........
Ultimately what will count is what is on the table.
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