Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:56 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:54 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:29 pm
Posts: 2378
Location: London
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:48 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
Don't get me started! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

:evil:

Come back Maggie, all is forgiven.

Si


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:57 am 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
FTSE isn't a measure of boom and bust though is it? If you look at two of the major recessions in the last couple of decades in the early 80's and early 90's (both under conservatives) they haven't had a major impact on the FTSE according to this graph. Yes arguably while in a period of 'boom' under labour in the early 2000's the FTSE went down according to the graph...

I'm no expert though - just an observation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:53 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:29 pm
Posts: 2378
Location: London
It's a fair point you make, and the FTSE is broad-based and changes its constituents enough to make it a pretty horrible indicator of anything historical other than, er, the value of the FTSE.

But the effect on the markets of the 80s recession were pretty marked, it's a trick of the scaling and the value today. This is a shorter time period on a logarithmic scale

http://finance.google.co.uk/finance?chd ... TSE&ntsp=0

You can show anything with stats, remember ....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:01 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
Who's the bloke on the right? Don't remember anyone being asked to vote for him?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:39 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
and wasn't the big dip in the middle of Labour due to 9/11?

I don't see what it proves; also the dynamics of this recession are unprecidented.

I think a change of Government might go a little way to restoring confidence, but does anyone actually think the Conservatives would have any better control over private sector banking practices? :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:49 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:43 pm
Posts: 557
Not 9/11, market bounced back pretty quick from that. Dot com bubble burst, all the ridiculously over valued technology stocks went down the toilet.

Think the graph was more tounge in cheek than serious!

I wonder how you'd remove inflation....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:52 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:12 pm
Posts: 4433
Location: Barry
The problem with politics (as I see it) is that all the leading bloody parties are exactly the bloody same. And worse still they are made by and large from money-grabbing-gravy-train-riding career politicians.

I think the country would be much better served by proportional representation. Ideally with half as many MPs and most of the Lords removed too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:29 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:28 pm
Posts: 4179
Location: rutland
"Who's the bloke on the right? Don't remember anyone being asked to vote for him?"

here here , grumble , mutter , grumble

erm , im not going to be coming into work from now on but ive got a mate who totally reckons he could do the job . hes heard me talk about what i do so hes probably just as qualified as me to do it . hes not very good with money though


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:04 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:35 am
Posts: 12266
Location: Penarth
Quote:
Come back Maggie, all is forgiven.


Mmmmmm...where did I put my shotgun


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], unkleGsif and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group