14:03 15/07/2014 Maria Psarra, Head of Desk at JNF Capital says to BUY in Legal and General (LGEN.L)
Maria Psarra, Head of Desk at JNF Capital says to BUY in Legal and General (LGEN.L) . See more at: http://www.tiptv.co.uk/archives/tip-tv-highlight-maria-psarra-15-07-2014-2/#sthash.mjdO3KKa.dpuf By BatsfordArmy
0:27 25/06/2014 HMGovt epetition - update! Shorting...
4,475 votes. Are they all wrong?
(that's A LOT of irate investors!)

The HMGovt epetition is a regulated and monitored site with legal authority !

HMGovt epetition, make short selling illegal !

(or at least better regulated)

* cast your vote here....

* read more -( a lot more ! )

* Bookmark the links if you wish to 'pass the LINK/s on'.... or read later?

Deramping SHORTERS !

Shorting a rising stock....is much worse when it is done by your resident posters that seemingly are your buddies and convince 'long' holders to give up!

What many pi's fail to grasp is the extent that shorting is taking place. Often we tend to think that the 'shorter' is gone, 'he' is out of the way? You'd be wrong in most cases, for ( he ), the shorter, is often joined by others that keep the stock down !

Some stocks fall after GOOD NEWS!

Shorting or normal profit taking?
The main reason for many pi's selling, is they are afraid they'll be left in losses AND because of the fear of shorters !

Consolidating shares often sees the sp fall as the multi-bagger potential is greatly reduced. Shorters know this and 'get their digs in' with a distinct advantage

Quindell has consolidated 15 for 1 and guess what? The shares are tanking! Probably being shorted again and not just by the professionals. Ordinary investors are having a go as well (if you can't beat 'em....?).

At current rate Quindell 'could' fall back to pre-consolidation HIGHS of 45p eventually...confirming Gotham City's price of 3p ? (45/15=3p)

This is what shorting COULD do to your investments!

BUT, where does that leave the genuine investor that has put stocks like QPP into their pension funds?...holding losses again!

* Once pi's know the stock is being shorted...they'll SELL UP IN THEIR DROVES !

We can't both WIN !

The 'shorts' therefore 'win' their bets, whereas the 'longs' lose the best part of their investment, possibly for some time to come......and just when you thought this couldn't go any lower, THEY'LL SHORT THE STOCK AGAIN !


* Thanks for all your support. We are now heading towards 5,000 votes!

* Investors are saying something? They are voting in their hundreds !

# The big problem with shorting is that THEY (the shorters) WOULD most likely lose most of their money IF they just 'bet' on the price going down without trying to 'help' it down?

'Catch 22' .... No one would know of an RNS to be released that will contain BAD NEWS, if they did and then 'shorted' the stock, then they are guilty of 'insider trading'.

The only sure way to short a stock and WIN is to spread dis-information to defame the company with help from other posters that are in concert with them. To ENSURE that they don't lose the biggest part of their 'short', ironically, then, they must deramp with (seemingly) believable posts.

* When the pro's do it, they simply get the media or well known 'crooked' tipsters, analysts or brokers to do it for them. (say no more).

# The campaign against shorting is for the benefit of the 'cheated' investors that cannot control their investments due to the dirty tricks played out by co-ordinated shorting !

The results will be reviewed by Govt legislators for further action! The FCA will be asked by Davide Serra to conduct an investigation into short selling practices, with the view to either ban short selling, or to be better regulated !

David Serra wants the FCA to investigate 'shorting' practices

How the pros make YOUR money THEIR money - market manipulation !

BE A PART OF IT -please vote!
By dickie3times
0:34 11/06/2014 Annuties blunder
how annoying .i had a large holding.and then quit when i reached a stop loss.
and now we are back to the same levels!!

Strange old market```11 By peddlar
9:03 09/05/2014 Re: Outstanding results
RAC is a wise investor. But I can't help pulling his leg occasionally. By ookyfly
20:44 07/05/2014 Re: Outstanding results
The overall numbers were much as I expected. Nice to see them put some meat on the bones of the individual annuity situation with :-

"We expect the Individual Annuity market to contract by c50% in 2014 and by a further half in 2015"

balanced by

"Our established mass market distribution combined with our expertise in both investment and longevity management mean we can offer a wide range of new and existing products to customers deciding how to convert savings into retirement income.

We are developing low cost income drawdown products with a range of options for customers to choose how much risk they wish to take and how much they want to be guaranteed."

which, though overall isn't a surprise is a bit better than I thought it would be. Looks like the doom mongerers were a bit quick to write us off ( That's not aimed at RAC btw, who took profits after a long time, and no-one ever got poor by taking a profit ).

BB By Boring Bernie
17:55 07/05/2014 Outstanding results
Quite right LKH By tejo
12:02 07/05/2014 Outstanding results
It looks as if Mr Market seriously overreacted when he penalised LGEN harshly following Gideon's budget bombshell getting rid of personal annuity obligations.

I remain extremely comfortable with this puppy in the shrunken wad of

LKH on the flybridge By LK Hyman
13:41 02/05/2014 NEW ARTICLE: What Dividend Hunters Need To Know About Legal & General Group plc
"Today I am looking at whether Legal & General (LSE:LGEN)is an appealing pick for those seeking chunky dividend income. Double-digit dividend growth tipped again Despite Legal & General experiencing extreme earnings turbulence over the past ..."

http://www.iii.co.uk/node/163820 By II Editor
14:48 17/04/2014 NEW ARTICLE: Prestbury Investments to float as REIT
"Two well-known business personalities Nick Leslau and Sir Tom Hunter are planning to float a £1.5 billion property portfolio, including Warwick Castle, Alton Towers and London's Madame Tussauds, as a real estate investment trust on the ..."

http://www.iii.co.uk/node/161020 By II Editor
7:48 31/03/2014 Call for head of FCA
Big insurance companies want Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, to resign after the watchdog sent their shares into freefall by making a misleading announcement about an industry probe, the Sunday Times said. The Association of British Insurers is expected to write to Chancellor George Osborne to complain about the FCA. Senior sources at four of Britain’s biggest insurers told the paper Wheatley’s position was untenable.

Andrew Tyrie, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, has accused the Financial Conduct Authority of an “extraordinary blunder” in announcing market sensitive information about the insurance sector, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Insurer shares fell heavily on Friday after FCA Director of Supervision Clive Adamson told the Telegraph the watchdog planned an inquiry into pensions dating back to the 1970s. Tyrie said the FCA’s pledge to bring in an external law firm to investigate the affair was not enough and that his committee would probably vet the inquiry head. By Spain Fund
18:02 29/03/2014 Impact of announcements on Business
The insurance industry have had a triple whammy regarding annuities, the 0.75% amc cap on auto - enrolment and the prospect of clients being able to unlock expensive legacy business from the past. The first of these will have quite an impact on the new business annuity department, which is substantial. However, L&G have written bulk annuity business much of it with gilt yields depressed by 0.5% base rates. Going forwards this business will be very profitable as rates rise. The department uses very sophisticated mortality profiling techniques and have taken care to select exactly what portion of the market they have taken. If annuity new business falls by 75%, as forecast, this will not impact the profitability of the existing book which IMHO is not fully priced in to the SP. Similarly the bulk buyout market for final salary schemes (which L&G are key players in) currently does not look likely to be impacted. Turning to the 0.75% cap I think that L&G will be less exposed than many others. They have been writing pensions with less than 1% amc since the turn of the century. They will have cases affected from the 80's and 90's but nowhere near as many as some other providers. My overall take is that the impact on L&G's long term profitability will not be as much as is feared. If further negative sector sentiment drives the SP lower in coming weeks it will create a buying opportunity but short term I would not be in a hurry to buy. All IMHO DYOR GLA By Sageman
5:26 29/03/2014 Annuity and Miselling
The irony of the recent changes by Osbourne and enquiry by FCA has not been lost on me. It has wiped in less than seven days about 10k off my pension pot. Now which body and to whom do I blame this mismanagement and misrepresentation of my savings.

CL By Chicken Lips
12:16 28/03/2014 Re: SP fall ............
"As LGEN is just about the biggest institutional investor...."

But this is why all these quangos home in on these profit making guys.

"Who can we fine this year to keep our coffers full enough to pay our enormous salaries and expenses?"

They've just about bled the banks dry, the power companies are following close behind so it's on to pastures new. The insurance industry

You'll note that these are fines rather than redress to a customer.

Can we actually invest in this industry? It's growing, fast. Profitable. Forward looking

I've searched for LQNGO in the records but can't seem to find it By coldingham