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Overseas childhood, Mod Langs Uni, 25+ years M East banking, now shuttling between UK, US and Spain, trying to earn a more or less honest crust investing.

Mainly UK shares, predominantly oilies + 'special situations'.

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Hi all, A bit like waiting for a bus.... GLA

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Hi all, Here's a slightly dated article from the Economist that has a lot to say about European utilities, there's probably some useful read-across to the UK situation, which I don't myself follow. HTH ATB

Hi Paul,Thanks for the write-up. I've never looked at car dealerships and am surprised at the wafer thin margin, especially if this includes a tail of decent margin work for the servicing & warranty work.On the face of it, it would seem they're maybe making almost no money on the vehicles, only on the after-sales. In other words, a Razor/razorblade business model.With the risk that…

Hi all,Re : TNI, have a look at the current Private Eye 1391, p 7, 'Elveden : Misconduct unbecoming'.There's a long article about The Sun's internal management gyrations and ongoing campaign to rubbish the CPS's dismal efforts at Elveden (sample comment : a Freedom of the Press Cup - 48 Charges, 0 Convictions !).In the closing para, PE reminds its readers about all the other,…

Hi Paul, Re an earlier poster and the Brighton connection : you've now added (a) be good looking, and (b) personable & a bit quirky Three out of are pewdiepie's Doppelgaenger and I claim my £ 5. ! How's the £ 1 diet going ? Google 'bullet-proof coffee', if I haven't suggested before. Mind you, premium coffee + grass-fed butter + organic coconut oil…

Hi Heisenberg,there is no need to risk capital in participating now. I would rather wait for this strategy to really start to prove itself; See, you're like Insight ! ;-> ATB

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