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Are The British People Over Geared?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th March 2008
I was doing some research the other day to do with what’s called ‘The Pitch Document’ for our business Passive, and I was asked to find some research from a recognised professional that backed up my argument about the fact that the country is not over geared despite what the media [...]

“…Worrying about inflation at this time seems like fiddling while Rome burns.”

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 4th February 2008
For those who have followed my comments for the last few months I have often mentioned David Blanchflower as the only person on the Bank of England’s Monetary policy committee that seems to understand and is actually even capable of looking at the economy of this country and reaching the right [...]

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 [...]

Why The Libor Rate Lowering Is Probably Good News For You

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 24th January 2007
Since the credit crunch I’ve been watching the Libor (LondonInter Bank Offered Rate) pretty closely as an indication of when I think the confidence may return to the banking sector.

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 [...]

Is The Housing Market Going To Go Down? And How You Can Profit From What Happens

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 17th December 2007
This is a continuation of other previous articles on the housing market and it is an attempt to give you insight to what I feel is going on. So that it can help you make sense of all the abundance of conflicting information that is presented to you on a daily [...]

How Is It That Property Prices Can Continue To Rise At A Higher Rate Than Inflation?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 13th December 2007
I was asked this question on my previous article ‘A Rate Cut?’ and thought the answer would be useful so didn’t want it buried in the comments.
Hi Olly & Jarred,

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 [...]

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 [...]

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