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  1. Hey folks, Just popped in for the first time since around 2011/2012.... Just wondering how active GEI is these days. How are you all doing? Bobsta
  2. I agree. I've recently had some success with swing trading Barclays. It looked cheap to me at 88p on 20 Jan so I went long a few £s/pt on 22 Jan they were down at 55p I added some more. By my reckoning they were taking a pasting "by association" rather than with any real substance. I took some profits up at 90p, 100p and 110p on 26, 27 & 28 Jan. Took further profit at 118p on 10 Feb. Bought in again at 58p on 9 March. I took some profits at 110p and 130p last week. They're now sitting pretty at 173p and I'm wondering whether to dump the lot on Monday, in anticipation of a swing back down below 100p at some point.
  3. Bobsta

    GOLD

    I can't disagree with that decision. Doubling your money is nothing to be sniffed at, and converting PMs back into GBPs when the pound's taken (IMO) most of the beating that it's going to take... Well, I can see why you've done it. And good luck to you! I think we all remember watching Gold go to $1000+ and then all sitting there licking our wounds when it fell back to below $700. Sometimes it's time to take your winnings off the table and bank it. (I'm sure folks will warn you that your fiat will be destroyed shortly ... but I think you've actually been quite smart and conservative - good luck )
  4. Bobsta

    GOLD

    But if you do want to trade gold, or would just like a bit of bearish "ying" to go with the bullish "yang" on this thread then check out Ker's Gold & Silver Swing Trading thread. I've found it helpful to have some "TA-led caution" when thinking of buying more. That thread would certainly have stopped you buying into gold at $930 last week, when you could've got a better deal today. Personally I see no possibility whatsoever of gold making the ridiculously (IMO) low lows of ~$400 being predicted. But short-term, it's sometimes useful.
  5. Bobsta

    GOLD

    You're not alone. I've done the same with my tradeable gold. In fact, I know I shouldn't really admit this but as of this moment, one of my accounts is actually *short* gold in USD. Shock-horror! Still holding firm on my BV stash - I don't think I'll ever, ever, ever, ever trade/sell that. "It's my pension "
  6. Bobsta

    SILVER

    Looks like Silver's trying to catch up with Gold... Just touched $11.20... Up 90c in less than 24 trading hours.
  7. Bobsta

    SILVER

    Screaming buy opportunity or what?! Now where's Ker to bring some realism back into the game?!
  8. Weird. I can edit both of my posts in this topic. But I can't edit my posts here or here
  9. Looks like you can only edit a post if no-one has made a post on that topic since. Was it always like this?
  10. Bobsta

    GOLD

    It does if you don't have 100% of your funds in gold! (although I know what you meant)
  11. I've just noticed today that I don't seem to be able to edit my own posts. Is it just me, is this a new feature, or is something up? EDIT: Strange, I can edit this one. I can't edit some others. Hmmm...
  12. Bobsta

    GOLD

    Strange but untrue actually. See my other post on this. Yes, gold shows up in the FX lookup table, but so does the Zimbabwe Dollar, Afghanistan Afghani and Tonga Pa'anga - and I wouldn't expect Singapore Airlines to accept those either. Silver is also listed - basically anything with a valid currency code will show up, but only for reference, not as a form of payment. For the avoidance of all doubt, Singapore's lookup page is here
  13. Bobsta

    GOLD

    Nice spot. But you can't actually pay for the ticket in gold. Payment is in USD - but they have an FX lookup page provided by OANDA so you can work out how much it is in your own currency. As gold is a currency (XAU) it shows up in the list.
  14. Bobsta

    SILVER

    Right... it's make or break time now. Silver at $11.24 ... intermediate top identified by Ker at $11.20 ... Let's see how the rest of this week pans out.
  15. Bobsta

    GOLD

    So... has Hugh Hendry got it wrong? Are things moving at a faster pace than he expected? Or is this just a reactionary blip in the run-up to Christmas? Interesting times. Glad I'm invested in gold. Part of me wishes more so... But part of me is expecting a pullback.
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