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the FTSEs been doing well this week! what gives?
this is because they have been bolstered by govs who have indicated that they will not allow them to go bust, whereas other companies can.
Although govs apparently express dismay at the banks not being as altruistic towards others in trouble as the govs and taxpayers have to the banks, they have not regulated to determine banks behaviour as they are now committed to saving banks.
Barclays thus has announced good results. Tescos also looks to be being more proof (it isnt in the long run)
The thing is that as things go downhill some companies will benefit as they gain business from other sources (bust companies not being competition anymore etc) However this is just a slight temporary leveling off, downward trend will resume.
Banks and gov/local gov employees/police are relatively safe, cos they are allowed to get their dosh by means that are not available to others, as will some marts (till the food production/supply chain starts to dwindle)
of course perhaps they have been subtle and actions t hat they have done might have been predicted by them that will eventually 'grow' intop a firebreak, they may be cleverer than i give them credit for, maybe i am just an advocate of the blunt obvious, maybe they are craftily subtle and far-seeing?
a sort of ubiquitous retail outlet where there will be no competition, it might become the purveyer of most food and goods, it may even be taken over by the gov in the future, become 'the states store'
that will also save you money.....e.g. buy a wind up mp3 player, get yourself a solar battery charger, get yourself a woodburning stove, stuff like that, I am not the best person to consult regarding market/share investment ,as I do not think that it is a good thing
we live in front of miles of open fields and woodland with rabits, foxes badgers sheep and cows
we have many touches and a wind up radio
I'll enquire about solar power.
however before the world ends id like to be rich for a while....+ imagine how many guns you could buy with decent share profit on sale ;)
I might go ask about it at lunch.
oh and my mum knows how to milk cows
lots of oil burning lamps
and candles too