A BlackRock Trust that May Be Steady as a, well, Rock for Investors in Europe

Published 70 days ago

Hello Share Scramblers. In the early nineties, I bought some shares in a trust investing in Europe. It was known as the Mercury Europe Privatisation Investment Trust. I seem to recall it was the time of various British insurance companies and utilities going private for the first time.

Foxtons – Q1 2017 trading update, still a short?

Published 98 days ago

London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) has updated on the first quarter of 2017, seeing a significant decline in revenue on the corresponding 2016 period though arguing “performance has been in line with the board's expectations”

For the ill prepared, a tsunami of financial misfortune lies ahead

Published 191 days ago

An unexpectedly bearish BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in the week joined the likes of Bill Gross, Jeffrey Gundlach and Ray Dalio who have all similarly turned downbeat in recent weeks. All have cautioned that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a slowdown and financial markets could see a significant setback, for the same reason, that the Trumpflation trade has burnt out in recent months due to uncertainty over global trade and the Trump administration's plan to cut taxes. "I see a lot of dark shadows," Fink said adding that. "The markets are probably ahead of themselves." 

Countrywide – full-year trading statement, a “pleasing” performance?

Published 222 days ago

Following Foxtons earlier this week, Countrywide (CWD) has now updated for the 2016 calendar year with CEO Alison Platt claiming “it is pleasing to report modest full year revenue growth”. Hmmm…

Foxtons – full-year trading update, sales trend dire…

Published 224 days ago

Already down to sub 100p having commenced 2016 at 188p, has a full-year trading update helped shares in London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) recover somewhat? Er, nope…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insider Dealer fund manager Mark Lyttleton - the whole thing is a joke

Published 240 days ago

City slicker Mark Lyttleton of BlackRock is behind bars this Christmas. But not for long enough. How he sinned tells us how bent the whole City is and the joke sentence shows that white collar crime really does pay. This podcast is recorded in Shipston with my father listening. As a stern lefty he would imprison all fund managers not just the crooked ones,

Complicated & Grim...that is Europe post Brexit not the UK

Published 401 days ago

The head of the world’s largest asset manager has warned that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will trigger a recession. Larry Fink, chairman and chief executive of BlackRock, said UK gross domestic product (GDP) will face a “short-term” recession despite the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.

Blinkx and BlackRock – what is going on?

Published 1198 days ago

BlackRock Investment Management is one of the biggest  and most respected names in fund management and it seems to be dumping blinkx (BLNX) shares at almost any price but it still has a stack more to dump. What is going on?


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