I've done the same MatCat. Any shares at loss left i my trading AC, if and when they come good I have reversed the loss and can pull out up to my capital gain limit each year so works well with the ISA alongside. This season so far I've ISA'd here, SXX, 88e and VRS. GLA
Dangerous cruel tyrants are sometimes the only means to keep stability in many parts of the ME which is very tribal. I doubt the changes made by the 'Iraq war' will solve the problem merely solve (Sadam Hussein's removal) one and create 10 more. No comments an Syria as we in the west have no idea about these parts unless we've lived there. I have but doesn't mean to know I understand it any more than someone who hasn't. But chemical weapons are abhorrent.
Bill Clinton's secretary of state interview on US 60 minutes
''We have heard that half a million children have died (thru US sanctions against Iraq). I mean thats more children than died in Hiroshima and you know , is the price worth it?''
Madeleine Albright (Clinton US Sec of State) '' I think this is a very hard choice but the price, we think the price is worth it....''
60 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0uvgHKZe8
I doubt half a million died because of sanctions..but
That comment alone could be justification for 9/11!
And the old bag Albright is still out there stirring!
The Power of Nightmares''
A BBC documentary shows us that ''Project Fear'' is nothing recent and has been running for about 2 decades now!
How the establishment had failed to provide prosperity for their voters and citizens and told them that they would protect them from dreadful forces of evil that are abound in the world..Most notably Islam who dont have an Air Force or a Navy but also the Russians.
The interesting giggle is perhaps in part III Rumsfeld telling us of Al Qaeda's Bond like Cave Fortresses in Tora Bora.. remember this on telly??
Nothing was found.....
Suckered or what..
''Defector admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war Man codenamed Curveball 'invented' tales of bioweapons
Iraqi told lies to try to bring down Saddam Hussein regime
Fabrications used by US as justification for invasion''
''How US was duped by Iraqi fantasist looking to topple Saddam'' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/15/curveball-iraqi-fantasist-cia-saddam
The question is were the americans willingly duped?
How many times are we quoted ''defectors'' People in the pay of the US government
Indeed, I took the opportunity to transfer some into my ISA.
It also occurred to me that retaining the capital loss I currently have in my dealing account would be good for the future, and having the shares in my ISA account obviously means when we're back in the 8, 9s, 10s... I'll have tax free profit in my ISA and a capital loss to carry forward and offset against any gains in the future.
"The invasion of Iraq ....... was out to rid the world and the Iraqi nation of a dangerous cruel tyrant."
Meanwhile back home in the west all governments continue to be ruled by dangerous cruel (callous) tyrants regardless of the ruling party and it's opposition - they always stick to the same by promising good things but never really delivering.
Instead the 'games' continue whenever we elect these unknown officials believing we live in a free and democratic society whilst all along the real powers continue to remove 'dangerous cruel tyrants' in other parts of the world that they put there in the first place but no longer have a need for them.
More people should realise we live in a controlled society in the same way that a large corporation employing over a million people is run by a few at the top who set the strategies and agendas and culture of the whole organisation and no one below them can change anything within the organisation, hence why centralisation of power is key to those who wish to control us.
Time to look within and realise the power that we hold within ourselves both individually and collectively and begin to wise up.
The invasion of Iraq, with all its faults and misinformation in the decision making process, was out to rid the world and the Iraqi nation of a dangerous cruel tyrant.
After the invasion many many billions were injected in that country with the intention of setting them up on par with a self ruling western democracy.
These intentions are widely considered to have been faulty in concept as with the actual invasion, but then go and compare that to anything the top man in the RF is up to.
The mind boggles as to the sheer extent of construed viewpoints, where their authors expect their notions to be challenged on a basis of being a fair opinion which you might choose to disagree with, whereas in truth they don't qualify for any such respect, but deserve to be despised and ridiculed to the core.
or perfectly honest....or are all your investments totally 100% ethical?
Most profits from investments have a winner who gains at someones expense.....like I said, I'm no fan of Putin but how can we slag off Putin for his actions in Syria, while 15 years ago, we invaded Iraq looking for WMDs at the expense of how many Iraq and Coalition forces lives? France and Germany didn't invade Iraq remember, so we're not exactly talking about all "the West", are we?...
I think that is Soot's point - maybe....!!!!.....what's that expression about pointing the finger at someone, all the while there's 4 pointing back at you.....
sunny35 - its strange that these 'strong men' are actually rather weak and deluded - Brecht wrote a wonderful critique of one such 'strong man' (Hitler) called 'The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui' and in it Brecht shows the vanity and self regard of such authoritarian leaders to great comic effect, and with the great Leanard Rossiter exploiting the text beatifully (in a 1967 productio at the Saville Theatre in the West End).
The play really needs a revival, as the likes of Trump and Putin are displaying the classic signs of such delusion and vanity - the absurd self promoting stunts that Putins dog's bodies organise... who can forget that ancient urn he miraculously found in the see on a typical Presidential Dive... and that horse ride (HOT of what! NOT!) - what risible news management it was!, AND the apologists and enablers Trump has to back every inane abusive tweet up.
Yes we are living in very strange times, with some VERT strange leaders, ..........and its probably going to get worse before it gets better! ATB AR
HP - well I voted you up, as I thought you clearly havnt been out in the sun today, and are locked in a negative loop, and rhus need something positive in your life. I have been on my cycle in Hyde Park, and very pleasant it was too- a few daffodils are still out, and the Serentine was beautiful - watch out for the Mara thon tomorrow!
I dont know whether you AMCers are feeling the strain, but good old sasa seems to be the only one to be relaxed and hopeful - I am sure his view will be affirmed ultimately, BUT meantime 'the pack' seem to have it with their unbridled hostility to anything they see as critical - this is indeed a VERY STRANGE BB. Fascinating though...... cognitive dissonance comes to mind!
I wish you well, and go easy on the invective - I also hope you get a bit of sun tomorrow - it lifts the heart from all the absurdity in the world today - ATB AR
So, because Soot has a different viewpoint to you re: Russia, it's because of "a damaged chiledhood (sic)" or "difficult relations with his father" (your own words)....? I guess then because I disagree with your posts, it's because my mother didn't show me enough affection as a child, probably tortured small pets as a child etc.......
you took time out of your day to post this long-winded regurgitation of your past posts re: Russia, Putin and Soots - surely you must have something better to do than waste time rising to the bait?
For your information, i have no love for Putin and his thugs but to be honest, I do not give one hoot about the lives of those Russians who did or did not vote for Putin - I simply don't care, and I just want my investment here to (hopefully) do well....
No matter how much you try to dilute your the content of your original post with your eloquent but long-winded text, you've shown what a real nasty piece of work you are....
HP - well what a surprise, soot's parental background is nothing to do with the twisted view of the world he likes to present! I take it you too have sympathy for his endless attempts (see multiple posts with links! - paid or unpaid work) to rubbish the West, and obfuscate Putin's malign control of the RF?
Do try to distinguish beween a pesonal comment about a family member and the influential role of parental backgound in shaping a childs view... (I dont know who soot is and why should I have anything against his dad?) or maybe you like to twist a comment to suit your take... there is certainly a lot of twisting going on: "Long rule the Don - Nigel for PM!" from a poster with a nick name (unfortunately) similar to one of Putin's latest protoges - very odd alignment of the bonkers right and the RF (formerly the 'rebranded' Soviet Union!) going on here!
I dont know if you think trying to say nice things about Putin (and his wretched apologists) will mean that AMC has a smooth ride in the RF (and there is a strong case to suggest AMC is suffering (poor SP level and endless carping from current holders - when sentiment should be driving it higher) because of its RF connections (I suspect you do), but do try an apply a bit of reason to events.... Russia Today, motto and all (''Question More'') is Putin's mouth peice, and the only thing being 'questioned' is The West, which, strangely, has a lot of appeal to those who have robbed the RF in the most dreadful way, and laundered their ill gotten gains to buy property in London - a place that doesnt 'disappear' people for criticising the powers that be, or put people on trumpped up charges etc etc!
Well its a strange world, and the return of the 'strong man' syndrome will cause nothing but trouble..... Meanwhile I can only hope that AMC will reward holders and start to close the 'credibility gap' (poor sentiment it is suffering) and reflect some of that potential it has. AR
Can't see why Reilly posts on here.
He first came on peddling is TA abilities which turned out to be very poor to say the least.
He then convinced himself to buy a handful of shares due to his TA expertise and sold out ( at a loss I guess) when the price dropped about 5%.
Now he's back trying to be a Political guru.
"As I say, I dont know what your motivation is, but your enterprise is very maloderous, and whether it is a damaged chiledhood, and difficult relations with you father..... or you are just doing it as a job (a FULL TIME STOOGE, we can only geuss - AR"....
so, the real Andy Reilly emerges......what sort of person are you to bring soots relationship with father into this debate? Sorry Andy, but your post actually says quite a lot about you - and it´s not at all nice.....a bit of reflecting your own experiences onto soot, could we assume??
maybe you should stick to posting charts for a share in which you have no financial stake instead of questioning soots family ties/experiences......
''Norilsk Nickel was not ready to invest in Bystrinsky project without partners due to the present lack of external funding to all Russian businesses. Even being the worlds largest nickel producer and third-largest global mining company with a market value of US$30bn, Nornickel currently has problems to finance new projects associated with falling commodity prices, volatility by ruble, and wear down political controversy. The project is estimated to be worth US$750 million.''
Norilsk Nickel completes Talnakh concentrator upgrade project in Russia
soot - you really dont unserstand irony at all, do you? Hardly surprising as you are a card carrying stooge for Putin's unpleasant enterprise. You seeks to take advantage of the informaton and freedom to criticize that is enjoyed in the West - freedoms that are clearly not available in Putin's State, and that will be met with some nasty work by dark forces if they did criticize the Great Leader!
It is also deeply ironic that many of those that have become wealthy by robbing the Russian State have come to London to buy property and take full advantage of our schools and way of life... and YES there are those in the City who are clearly only to happy to offer support and help to these robbers for a few bucks!
I dont know what your motivation is, but it is also ironic that you accuse me of 'blathering on' when you blather on at great length with you many links showing just how hypcritical and unpleasant the West is..... As I say, I dont know what your motivation is, but your enterprise is very maloderous, and whether it is a damaged chiledhood, and difficult relations with you father..... or you are just doing it as a job (a FULL TIME STOOGE, we can only geuss - AR
PS - well how odd that you seek to question whether I ever held AMC (dot let go of that dodgy prism you see the world through!)- well I traded AMC reasonably successfully for a while, and then I felt I had lost touch with the sentiment behind it (I think I lost about £127 on my last unsuccessful trade, but I was fine as I had at least made much more in the past, and I would be about £560 down if I still held... so not all bad!) In the interest of open exchange, do you hold AMC currently - how many and at what is the average price - and are you currently in profit or in loss?... the floor is yours! AR
We shall see a little SP correction today, hopefully.
Aluminium and nickel jump as Russia fears grow
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Aluminium prices hit a fresh seven-year high Wednesday and the price for nickel also jumped to its highest level since 2015 as concerns rise about Russian supplies following US sanctions.
Aluminium prices have rallied by over 20 per cent since the US Treasury sanctioned Russian producer Rusal on April 6, abruptly cutting off its supply to global markets. They rose by 3 per cent Wednesday to hit $2,490 a tonne.
The price could hit as high as $3,000 a tonne if Rusal's exports remain locked out of global markets, analysts at Goldman Sachs said.
Rusal is the biggest producer of aluminium outside of China, accounting for around 7 per cent of global production. It also relies on international imports of bauxite and alumina to make the metal, a supply chain that could also be in jeopardy following the sanctions.
Miner Rio Tinto said Wednesday it is "in the process of declaring force majeure" on its contracts with Rusal, which include an agreement to supply alumina as well as bauxite to Rusal's refinery in Ireland.
Russia also accounts for around 10 per cent of the global supply of nickel, which is used to make stainless steel and batteries for electric cars. Thats raised fears that the metal could struggle to reach global markets.
The nickel price rose by 3 per cent in trading on the London Metal Exchange Wednesday to hit $14,870, its highest level since February 2015.
Nickel is falling prey to the Rusal syndrome, Malcolm Freeman, founder of brokerage Kingdom Futures, said. That could increase costs for stainless producers, as well as battery makers. Nickel is a key ingredient in electric car batteries, used by the likes of Tesla Motors.
The stainless steel guys are suffering and there could be some cracks there, Oliver Nugent, an analyst at ING, said.
The nickel market was also boosted by lower-than-expected production by Brazilian producer Vale. The company said Tuesday it produced 58,600 tonnes of nickel in the first quarter, a drop of 25 per cent from the previous quarter.
Russias Norilsk Nickel is one of the largest producers of nickel, and Rusal holds a 25 per cent stake in the company. Norilsk has so far not been affected by the US sanctions, which targeted 24 Russians and 14 companies, including aluminium producer Rusal.
Despite the price rise in nickel, analysts said it was unlikely Norilsk would be sanctioned given that it also supplies such a large proportion of the worlds palladium, a critical metal for car catalysts.
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