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dubed

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Have you been mis-sold gme? We at ambulance chases dot com can help you get back that furlough payment you spunked on a product you were mis-sold....etc
 
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CCFCSteve

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Might be a big tech wobble on the way. Australia stance (with FB/Google etc) is likely to be followed by other countries. The Uber ruling today which I’m guessing is likely to impact Amazon delivery drivers etc. Social media not addressing racism/abuse

About time some of them got taken down a peg or two and started properly paying their way. Will be interesting to see what happens to share values etc in coming days/weeks/months but could be a ripple especially in US

ps Uber ruling is not without its knock on negative impact to drivers etc though
 
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Mr Panda

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Funds dropping again today. Baillie Gifford American -6% or so

Deleting my trading app until the Summer.
 

dutchman

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The problem with buying physical silver is that it attracts VAT, so that's 20% (including that on the premium) that you have to make up right from the start.
The 50% markup I mentioned was before VAT is added.

There's no VAT on second-hand silver but that is even more expensive at around £38 for a coin containing around £19 of silver.
 

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Have they any exposure on big government projects ?
I dont think so, could be wrong. Has 40ish holdings, biggest ones being Tesla, Amazon, Wayfair etc.

It recently slashed it's Tesla holding so could be playing a part.
 
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If anybody wants to make a quick earner take a look at OCGN (makers of COVAXIN)- I bought in at $16.20 which in hindsight wasn't the best move as its dropped to $8.74 but when their phase 3 results were published last week it quickly rose 35%, again it has dropped off a bit since then but FDA approval is looming in the next couple of weeks and talks of it rising to $15-20. To the moon and all that. I'm all in at $9!
:)
 
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shmmeee

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If anybody wants to make a quick earner take a look at OCGN (makers of COVAXIN)- I bought in at $16.20 which in hindsight wasn't the best move as its dropped to $8.74 but when their phase 3 results were published last week it quickly rose 35%, again it has dropped off a bit since then but FDA approval is looming in the next couple of weeks and talks of it rising to $15-20. To the moon and all that. I'm all in at $9!
:)
Boo not on Revolut. Was going to be this months fun stock.

Random aside:

Was looking into RPA (robotic process automation) last night. Huge growth market, just automating boring business tasks. Apparently really grown quietly over the pandemic. Few big companies involved Databricks (who I’ve used at work and have investment from the big tech companies) and UiPath both supposed to be having an IPO this year. I was thinking about buying in. Decided part of my strategy is making bets on new industries because I read a lot about new tech anyway.

Anyone know a service you can set to send alerts when certain words come up in the news?
 

Corrado

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If anybody wants to make a quick earner take a look at OCGN (makers of COVAXIN)- I bought in at $16.20 which in hindsight wasn't the best move as its dropped to $8.74 but when their phase 3 results were published last week it quickly rose 35%, again it has dropped off a bit since then but FDA approval is looming in the next couple of weeks and talks of it rising to $15-20. To the moon and all that. I'm all in at $9!
:)
Here we go... up 22% and rising! 💰
 

dubed

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Boo not on Revolut. Was going to be this months fun stock.

Random aside:

Was looking into RPA (robotic process automation) last night. Huge growth market, just automating boring business tasks. Apparently really grown quietly over the pandemic. Few big companies involved Databricks (who I’ve used at work and have investment from the big tech companies) and UiPath both supposed to be having an IPO this year. I was thinking about buying in. Decided part of my strategy is making bets on new industries because I read a lot about new tech anyway.

Anyone know a service you can set to send alerts when certain words come up in the news?
If you are simply looking to trawl news then a very basic tool is google alerts. For LSE IPOs then you can monitor these here


You can also create an account and sign-up for alerts, though I'm not sure what sort of alerts (i.e., for what).
 
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Having a look at trying a bit with Crypto, any tips?
Buy some Ethereum 12 months ago.... depends how much you're willing to play with. Bitcoin and Ethereum are the (relatively) safe bets. But the whole crypto market is absolutely batshit crazy rise and falls. Best advice I can offer is, If whatever you buy drops loads just hold onto it.
I first 'invested' around £500 @ around £150 per Coin in Litecoin in 2018 post peak and the watched it lose 80% of its value, I bought more when it dropped to around £20-30 bringing total spend to around £800 which is now at about £3000.
For comparison If I'd have spent that extra £300 on Ethereum that would now be worth about £4500.
I also have a few hundred of some smaller/cheaper coins in the blind hope that they make massive gains. (All up around 80-100% at the minute)
 

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Somewhere between the waitress and her table.
Was looking into RPA (robotic process automation) last night. Huge growth market, just automating boring business tasks. Apparently really grown quietly over the pandemic. Few big companies involved Databricks (who I’ve used at work and have investment from the big tech companies) and UiPath both supposed to be having an IPO this year. I was thinking about buying in. Decided part of my strategy is making bets on new industries because I read a lot about new tech anyway.
Robotics is going to be huge, IMO, over the next decade. A good way to hedge your bets is to buy a fund. There are two exchange traded funds, RBOT and RBTX which, despite the odd blip, have been rising steadily since they started. They are currently not at peaks so if I had some money I'd buy some more.

I don't get the automation through Robotics of administrative tasks. They were doing it in the company I last worked for and had a team of people getting the Robot to enter data from one system to another (there is nothing physical, there is a program which interacts with a computer screen). It took a long time and was expensive to build and it's quite slow for the robot to complete the entry. I just kept thinking why don't they just build a feed from system A to system B? I think it was just a fad... seen it many times before.
 
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wingy

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They’ve managed to not turn a profit during a year where everyone is stuck at home, I don’t fancy their chances. Looks like employment law is finally going to catch up with a few of these companies, I wouldn’t be investing in any of them personally.
No,and they're striking today apparently although I imagine that is probably more like some ( a percentage may be withholding labour).
 

shmmeee

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No,and they're striking today apparently although I imagine that is probably more like some ( a percentage may be withholding labour).
I heard something like 300 out of several thousand workers. Not sure how you strike from a gig job anyway TBH, seems a very strange tactic. Better to go the legal route like Uber and Amazon workers seem to be.
 
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wingy

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One question in this particular case ,are these employees likely to surpass the tax threshold be that paye or SE .
Does this resemble in any way ,say my weekend Cash in hand job on the farm or milk round ?
More extensive Hours involved obviously ?
 

skyblue1991

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6.5 months later, as of this morning I now have over £1800 in my MoneyBox S&S ISA. Not changed anything from above other than daily roundups. currently up by 6.13%!

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves...

Would reccomend this method if you don't fancy spending too much time on researching other companies and you're happy letting the bank do the work.
As of this morning, my MoneyBox S&S ISA now sits at £2715.26 making 9.05%! I've kept the deposit at £50+ round ups and the saving setting as Adventurous

Really happy with that!

Be interesting what the value is on the 6th June when I started

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skybluesam66

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Please be careful. Markets are up around 30 percent since the bottom last March
This won’t repeat over the next 12 months
Unless you know what you are doing only use spare cash or let an expert do it for you .
 

shmmeee

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Please be careful. Markets are up around 30 percent since the bottom last March
This won’t repeat over the next 12 months
Unless you know what you are doing only use spare cash or let an expert do it for you .
But Financial TikTok says stocks only go up!

A 19 year old with access to a high rise flat and a Ferrari wouldn’t lie!
 

skyblue1991

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Please be careful. Markets are up around 30 percent since the bottom last March
This won’t repeat over the next 12 months
Unless you know what you are doing only use spare cash or let an expert do it for you .
I started my S&S ISA in June last year after the markets dropped so shares were bought at a low price. I'm not surprised it's making a decent return but would be surprised if the gains were as high the same time next year.

I'm sure you would make more if you knew what you are looking for in the market, however as I don't without spending time on research I'd rather let the MoneyBox gurus handle it!

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shmmeee

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I started my S&S ISA in June last year after the markets dropped so shares were bought at a low price. I'm not surprised it's making a decent return but would be surprised if the gains were as high the same time next year.

I'm sure you would make more if you knew what you are looking for in the market, however as I don't without spending time on research I'd rather let the MoneyBox gurus handle it!

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Im not sure you would actually Can Monkeys Pick Stocks Better than Experts? - Automatic Finances
 

Greggs

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Robotics is going to be huge, IMO, over the next decade. A good way to hedge your bets is to buy a fund. There are two exchange traded funds, RBOT and RBTX which, despite the odd blip, have been rising steadily since they started. They are currently not at peaks so if I had some money I'd buy some more.

I don't get the automation through Robotics of administrative tasks. They were doing it in the company I last worked for and had a team of people getting the Robot to enter data from one system to another (there is nothing physical, there is a program which interacts with a computer screen). It took a long time and was expensive to build and it's quite slow for the robot to complete the entry. I just kept thinking why don't they just build a feed from system A to system B? I think it was just a fad... seen it many times before.
Something i'm certainly interested in. No Robotics in my Portfolio so it's a nice chance to diversify. Will have a read. Am i correct in thinking RBTX is a fund on the LSE and RBOT is the NYSE version?