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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 18.09.2019, 20:09
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My eyes are bleeding from this deep economic analysis.
Clearly you never ran a profitable business, great business make something for 4 & sell for 10, average S&P 500 business makes something for 6 & sells for 10.
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Old 18.09.2019, 21:52
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

May I ask a silly question please?
I’m clueless
When does Supreme Court give an answer?
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Old 19.09.2019, 00:32
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

There's another day of evidence tomorrow, so Friday at the very earliest but more likely early next week. And there's nothing silly about your question. This is a unique case which is why they've gone to the full quota of 11 judges instead of the usual 9. They also did this for the Gina Miller case in 2016, and the current case is far bigger with far greater consequences. I'm waiting for John Major tomorrow as he's the most recent PM to have used prorogation for dubious ends.
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Old 19.09.2019, 02:10
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Looks like Arlene is about to jump under the bus before Boris pushes her under it.

Arlene Foster signals DUP shift on Northern Ireland border issue

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The DUP have a long history of getting wrong before they get it right. Now onwards towards the 20th century
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Old 19.09.2019, 07:15
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Clearly you never ran a profitable business, great business make something for 4 & sell for 10, average S&P 500 business makes something for 6 & sells for 10.
I win.
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Old 19.09.2019, 08:37
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Looks like Arlene is about to jump under the bus before Boris pushes her under it.
The DUP have a long history of getting wrong before they get it right. Now onwards towards the 20th century
I no more trust Arlene.. is she not taking a leaf out of Johnson's book? Look at us trying, visiting Dublin for talks and bending over backward to look reasonable.

What's that? An election coming up? An accommodating sweet smile is Arlene's answer to that question, with a few hidden tricks up her sleeve.
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Old 19.09.2019, 09:07
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I no more trust Arlene.. is she not taking a leaf out of Johnson's book? Look at us trying, visiting Dublin for talks and bending over backward to look reasonable.

What's that? An election coming up? An accommodating sweet smile is Arlene's answer to that question, with a few hidden tricks up her sleeve.
Oh I think it is face saving time, she'll get some little concession that will enable her to say she won something.

I doubt the opposition will agree to an election anytime soon. The end of Feb would be good - mid winter, prices going up, shortage of some fruit and veg, everyone feeling miserable etc....
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Old 19.09.2019, 09:35
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I win.
Can we see the accounts?
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Old 19.09.2019, 09:39
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Can we see the accounts?
Is this a willy waving contest?
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Old 19.09.2019, 09:40
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Is this a willy waving contest?
Brexit in a nutsack.
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Old 19.09.2019, 09:48
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Is this a willy waving contest?
No, it's important to see if the Gross & Net profit are at least inline with an average S&P500 company. When someone believes it's clever to sell something below the price the market will pay it's interesting to see the results on the bottom line. This is something Swiss business's understand very well.
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Old 19.09.2019, 10:07
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No, it's important to see if the Gross & Net profit are at least inline with an average S&P500 company. When someone believes it's clever to sell something below the price the market will pay it's interesting to see the results on the bottom line. This is something Swiss business's understand very well.
This illustrates quite nicely that...:
1. FMF has no idea about pricing theory, and
2. FMF has completely missed what Rieds bet on.

On 1, pricing is a very complex issue, what the market will pay is only a part of that.
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Old 19.09.2019, 10:13
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This illustrates quite nicely that...:
1. FMF has no idea about pricing theory, and
2. FMF has completely missed what Rieds bet on.

On 1, pricing is a very complex issue, what the market will pay is only a part of that.
Pepsi nearly went bust twice by price cutting v Coke. It's very rare that lowering a price will increase the bottom line. Only investing in companies with pricing power allowed me to retire at 52, I don't care about theory, I need it to work in practice.

In other news Next will make more money & cut prices with a no deal BREXIT https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ne...075319942.html
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In other news Next will make more money & cut prices with a no deal BREXIT https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ne...075319942.html
"For up to 12 months."

Devil's in the detail.
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In other news Next will make more money & cut prices with a no deal BREXIT https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ne...075319942.html
A massive 2% (which I will believe when I see it, particularly as every Next price ends in .99).

BTW...how does that fit in with your theory about having to charge what the market will bear?
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Old 19.09.2019, 10:35
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A massive 2% (which I will believe when I see it, particularly as every Next price ends in .99).

BTW...how does that fit in with your theory about having to charge what the market will bear?
Next is not a company I would invest in, 200% gearing & 18% operating margin no thanks , however good advertising
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Pepsi nearly went bust twice by price cutting v Coke. It's very rare that lowering a price will increase the bottom line.
Another textbook example is what Apple did under Spindler and Amelio. They took massive margin cuts in return for minimal growth in market share. The damage was huge and the company would probably have gone under had Steve Jobs not come back and reversed all that.
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Next is not a company I would invest in, 200% gearing & 18% operating margin no thanks , however good advertising
They don't advertise a lot because they don't need to. They have huge brand loyalty in the UK. In fact, they're the only clothing chain I can think of where people will still buy an entire season's wardrobe from them, or post photos of the queue for the Next sale on social media.
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Old 19.09.2019, 12:05
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This illustrates quite nicely that...:
1. FMF has no idea about pricing theory, and
2. FMF has completely missed what Rieds bet on.

On 1, pricing is a very complex issue, what the market will pay is only a part of that.
Your only waking up to this now..... posting history, posting history....
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Old 19.09.2019, 13:36
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Another textbook example is what Apple did under Spindler and Amelio. They took massive margin cuts in return for minimal growth in market share. The damage was huge and the company would probably have gone under had Steve Jobs not come back and reversed all that.
Contrariwise the Japanese companies in UK had great success with low price cars and motorbikes and today just look at Aldi and all those "outlet" stores.
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