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The Credit Crunch – As Karen Carpenter said – ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 2nd February 2008
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment with the credit crisis and the Fed, even though they have openly cut rates by 0.75% and then 0.5% to try and give the look of having some sort of control. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, it doesn’t look like [...]

USA cuts 3/4% in one go

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 23rd January 2007
Hi,
I was asked this question and thought you may be interested in my answer.
HI ANDY WHAT DO YOU THINK THE IMPACT WILL BE FOR THE UK BOTH SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM? CHEERS
Hi Xxxx,
These are interesting times.
I’m mixed as to my thinking on the effects of this. From one point of view, [...]

What Was Edited Out Of The Bank Of England’s Minutes Of The Meeting This Month! What They Thought You Didn’t Need To Know

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 20th December 2007
Picture the scene… Posh surroundings, The Bank of England boardroom, Mr King is sitting there and in walks the Monetary Policy Committee members, they sit down and Mervyn breaks the silence, ‘Right where do we start?’
To which the entire MPC team cries out, ‘Well we cut bl**dy interest rates that’s where [...]

A Year On!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 13th December 2007
It’s been a exactly a year since we first launched the membership site and I just thought I ought to mark the occasion saying what I thought we’d all achieved as well as give you some feedback on what the business has achieved and where we are heading.
When we launched the [...]

A Rate Cut?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 6th December 2007
“What do we want that for?”, says Mervyn King.
I was looking at all the info available for an indication as to what the Guv should do, and it seems pretty straight forward to me, obviously I must be looking at different figures probably though. And so I thought I wonder what [...]

Constant Contact

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 26th November 2007
I was chatting with Julian a few weeks ago regarding how frustrating it is when you walk through the door of one of your best producing Estate Agents only to see in the window a property that if they’d offered it to you, you would have just bought.
Ron the operations manager [...]

What The Latest Bank Of England Inflation Report Means To You And Me

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 16th November 2007
The BOE released its latest inflation report this week, and much to my relief and disgust at the same time they have finally reached the conclusion that they have over corrected the market – better very late than never I suppose.
I apologise for repeating the next bit if you’re a regular [...]

It Is Easier Now For First Time Buyers To Get On The Ladder Than It Has Been For Decades!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th November 2007
Affordability is it really the issue the media makes out it is?
What I am attempting to do with this article is to show you that the media is taking individuals pieces of information and then adding them up in certain ways to give them a result that allows for a headline [...]

Are They Going To Cut Rates Next Month

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 23rd October 2007
Please Note the questions says are they going to cut rates not should they cut rates!
The BoE’s minutes from the meeting were out this week, and one person out of nine actually voted for a rate cut. So it’s not looking good is it?
I’ve been having a discussion with my Economist [...]

The Market Update

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 30th September 2007
I was watching Bloomberg the other day when the 3 month property prices were released and they were surprised that despite the financial problems with Northern Rock, the prices had actually gone up.
I mean think about it, the Northern Rock crisis hits the week before, and do they really expected house [...]

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