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    Default If you had purchased £1000 of Northern Rock stock one year ago

    it would be worth £4.95 today.

    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.

    With XL Leisure, you would have less than a fiver.

    And if you had purchased £1000 of Seguro Air Lines stock, you would have a measly 49p.

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.

    And so, based on the above information, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    it would be worth £4.95 today.

    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.

    With XL Leisure, you would have less than a fiver.

    And if you had purchased £1000 of Seguro Air Lines stock, you would have a measly 49p.

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.

    And so, based on the above information, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.
    How did you calculate that? £165.00 maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.
    Why not buy some tasteless crap from Lidl. Might make a profit on the srcap value alone, and pour the rest of the muck down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    it would be worth £4.95 today.

    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.

    With XL Leisure, you would have less than a fiver.

    And if you had purchased £1000 of Seguro Air Lines stock, you would have a measly 49p.

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.

    And so, based on the above information, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
    When I bought 1000 pounds of Marconi I ended up, a year later, with 20 pence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
    Why not buy some tasteless crap from Lidl. Might make a profit on the srcap value alone, and pour the rest of the muck down the drain.


    I found this review of Tesco Value Larger ages ago. I was going to buy some myself and do a review prior to this but I just couldn't face it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    it would be worth £4.95 today.

    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.

    With XL Leisure, you would have less than a fiver.

    And if you had purchased £1000 of Seguro Air Lines stock, you would have a measly 49p.

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.

    And so, based on the above information, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
    And if you had invested the whole lot in put options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyArsedBloke View Post


    I found this review of Tesco Value Larger ages ago. I was going to buy some myself and do a review prior to this but I just couldn't face it.
    Larger?

    Does it make you grow bigger as you drink it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    it would be worth £4.95 today.

    With HBOS, you would have £16.50 left of the original £1000.

    With XL Leisure, you would have less than a fiver.

    And if you had purchased £1000 of Seguro Air Lines stock, you would have a measly 49p.

    However, if you had purchased £1000 worth of Tennent's Lager one year ago, drank the lot of it, then re-cycled the cans at an aluminium plant for a cash refund, you would have £214.

    And so, based on the above information, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.


    Wrong!! There is a judicial review in January on Northern Rock to challenge HMG's compensation criteria, which states that valuation would be on a basis that they were bust, and without BofE lending!! Remember, 14 Billion of the borrowing was because of a bank run instigated by the BofE/HMG/Robert Peston(allegedly), and the Rock has already repaid 10 Billion.
    In addition, there were two offers on the table to buy the Rock(Branson and the management team... it would have been more but HMG insisted loans were repaid by 2010, a stipulation that has been placed on no other banks, and which has now been relaxed under nationalisation)!! Bearing in mind that the BofE has since lent well over 100 Billion to other banks under the Special Liquidity Scheme, methinks they have a good case, as the Rock has been quite clearly victimised.
    Valuation of the Rock at time of Nationalisation could be as much as 4 quid a share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim123 View Post
    When I bought 1000 pounds of Marconi I ended up, a year later, with 20 pence.

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