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17 May 2017: Exclusive! Obama’s Opinion on the Trump-Comey Sacking DebacleBelow, we have exclusive insight from Barack Obama on his thoughts regarding Donald Trump’s sacking of James Comey.
“Trump is one dump SOB…”
No Stock Market Panic Yet
In the markets, the S&P 500 chart is looking a little softer, as is the NASDAQ chart.
Having said that, there’s no real panic yet amongst traders who’ve bought into the Trump-rally.
14 May 2017: Donald Trump Does the Hokey Cokey…Albeit only by repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth.
Below, Bill Maher examines Trump’s firing FBI Director Comey… and the new admission that The Donald was going to do it anyway… irrespective of any advice from the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General.
12 May 2017: Are You Not Entertained?Actually, no, not yet.
Come on, we don’t need egg throwing. For the election we just need people to drag politicians out of their comfort zone like Jillian Duffy did to Gordon Brown.
“She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour”.
Watch the video below if you want to cringe for 5 minutes.
9 May 2017: Political Spread BettingThat Theresa May’s lot are a shoe-in for a majority at the election is not news.
That she might emulate Margaret Thatcher’s win is raising a few eyebrows.
Let’s take a look at the political spread betting markets.
28 April 2017: Parliament Clichés: Long-term Economic PlanIs this part of Hilter’s “Big Lie” technique… you know… the bit from Chapter 10 of Mein Kampf?
I.e. the “If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”.
It seems that our beloved UK politicians are rather keen on a Long-term Economic Plan:
20 April 2017: I Miss David CameronThat is not easy to write.
Believe me, I think Cameron is an idiot who gambled with Scotland and then gambled with the UK’s membership of the EU without having any kind of realistic plan.
Surely the Government had a duty to have a sensible plan for both Remain and Leave.
Anyway… it’s Friday and I’d rather take a look at some of Cameron’s finer moments at the despatch box.
Theresa May just isn’t cutting the mustard yet.
29 March 2017: All is Well in British PoliticsBelow Boris Johnson discusses the Donald Trump claim that GCHQ carried out surveillance on The Donald.
Clearly it’s an “absurd and ridiculous” claim and the damage done is like that of a “gnat against a rhino… or elephant”.
BoJo continues his feat of managing to be both funny and a d*** at the same time.
At least the Foreign Secretary’s comment might make a few more reporters ask The Donald about the supposed tapping.
A Gnat Against a Rhino…or ElephantOr perhaps “a Boris Johnson vs a Japanese schoolboy” during some ‘touch’ rugby…
28 March 2017: Gold Rally Under Pressure & Crude Oil in LimboBelow, a quick but useful video from IG that looks at the current state of play with the gold & crude oil markets.
The gold rally since December is looking less than secure.
Oil prices look like they could easily go either way.
27 March 2017: World Gone Mad!Someone has invented a machine that makes coffee…
Looking at the Starbucks chart, shareholders might have other concerns though…
21 March 2017: Forex Spread Betting Comparisons Getting TrickierWith so many spread betting companies only offering variable forex spreads, direct spread comparisons are becoming somewhat opaque.
And don’t be fooled by “Spreads from 0.7pt”…in reality that doesn’t mean 0.7pt.
See forex spread betting comparison.
20 March 2017: Annoying Spread Betting Inactivity FeesWe’ve now added “Inactivity Fees” aka “Dormant Account” fees to our spread betting account comparison.
Inactivity fees are an annoying cost that are creeping into the industry. It’s good to see some firms still aren’t charging them.
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