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  1. I realise you've kindly posted the above because...

    I realise you've kindly posted the above because it may be helpful to others in the same situation.

    However, you may want to consider deleting it because the liquidators may also see it.
  2. When responding to HMRC, don't get shirty with...

    When responding to HMRC, don't get shirty with them.

    Don't antagonise them.

    That s9a for DR loans could easily turn into an s9a for IR35.

    Hopefully, once they're satisfied that you never...
  3. The problem with these loans is that YOU, the...

    The problem with these loans is that YOU, the recipient, don't get to say what they were.

    HMRC says they are DR loans. Pay the loan charge.
    HMRC says, if you've paid them back, the loan charge...
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    Ditto with T1. It's probably only a matter of...

    Ditto with T1. It's probably only a matter of time before they'll be T2.
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    Maybe we should have a referendum to decide the...

    Maybe we should have a referendum to decide the way forward. :igmc:
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    Imagine how a devotee of TA would have traded...

    Imagine how a devotee of TA would have traded that.

    It's gone up 500%, so clearly way overbought.
    Now up 1000%. Ridiculously overbought. Take out a 3x short.
    Up 2000%. It's going to crash. ...
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    What was the surgery?

    What was the surgery?
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    Not suprising that a fan of Corbyn would be a...

    Not suprising that a fan of Corbyn would be a Trump supporter.
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    This. It's all about Trump. The only thing...

    This.

    It's all about Trump. The only thing that really matters about Biden is he's not toxic like Clinton.

    I've seen voters interviewed on Ch4 News who say they would pretty much vote for...
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    I hope so. I used to think Trump seemed ok...

    I hope so.

    I used to think Trump seemed ok when he was doing the Apprentice. He seemed more reasonable than Sugar. As President, I hardly recognise him as the same person.

    If Biden wins, I...
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    But in this case it's the only sensible advice. ...

    But in this case it's the only sensible advice.

    That Vanquish shyte was never going to end well.
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    Yes, and for strangling a woman. :eek:

    Yes, and for strangling a woman. :eek:
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    Yes, I don't think he'll be buying options again....

    Yes, I don't think he'll be buying options again. They're no use if you're trying to build a portfolio of long term losers.
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    Apparently, he rolled it over to the end of Nov....

    Apparently, he rolled it over to the end of Nov.

    I guess there's now a chance it might actually be worth something when it expires.
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    Or, in the case of a put option, it closes itself.

    Or, in the case of a put option, it closes itself.
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    Says the guy whose strategy is to never close a...

    Says the guy whose strategy is to never close a losing position.
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    When did it hit $14k?

    When did it hit $14k?
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    You know your mistake, don't you? You should...

    You know your mistake, don't you? You should have consulted Scooty first. :igmc:
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    If you'd bought a year ago, you'd now be rolling...

    If you'd bought a year ago, you'd now be rolling in it.
  20. Urban Dictionary: spit-roast...

    Urban Dictionary: spit-roast
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    From what I'm hearing from scientists, covid...

    From what I'm hearing from scientists, covid could be a bit like the flu virus.

    A vacine for covid may only be 50% effective (like the flu vacine).
    After having had covid, immunity may only last...
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    Scooter could learn a thing or two from this but...

    Scooter could learn a thing or two from this but he won't.

    The 23 Best Jesse Livermore Quotes and Trading Rules | Marcel

    "Don’t make it harder for yourself to go against everybody."

    "Markets...
  23. Well, they managed to come up with loan charge...

    Well, they managed to come up with loan charge legislation to specifically target these DR loans without affecting any other lending.

    Therefore, they could have made it a criminal offence 10 years...
  24. Assuming 40% tax, then he'd have received £450k...

    Assuming 40% tax, then he'd have received £450k in loans. The scheme provider probably took about a 10% fee, and there would have been a small salary as well as the loans. So, all in all, north of...
  25. Making it a criminal offence to run schemes would...

    Making it a criminal offence to run schemes would be a better deterrent. The risk of jail time would soon put a stop to the scheme pedlers.
  26. Unfortunately, retrospection is a necessity...

    Unfortunately, retrospection is a necessity because HMRC seem to sit on things for ages. I can't see that changing so they'll probably need to fire up the time machine again in a few years.
  27. I don't suppose anyone phoned HMRC to confirm...

    I don't suppose anyone phoned HMRC to confirm that. :laugh

    I used a scheme just after IR35 came in. In hindsight, it was a stupid kneejerk reaction. I got out after a year or so but it still cost...
  28. I find it hard to believe that many people...

    I find it hard to believe that many people genuinely thought that using a scheme was 100% kosher. The vast majority of people must have known that it was a bit iffy, and that HMRC would go after it.
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    Do you see the problem?

    Do you see the problem?
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    You have to give it to him. He certainly has...

    You have to give it to him. He certainly has self-belief.

    Yes, I know, it's really self-delusion but he seems comfortable with it.
  31. Regarding the individuals behind Felicitas. ...

    Regarding the individuals behind Felicitas.

    Were any of them associated with the original schemes? Just wondering if there were any affiliations.

    Having said that, I imagine a lot of the shady...
  32. I could understand HMRC leaning on someone to...

    I could understand HMRC leaning on someone to settle (ie. pay tax on the loans). But I can't understand why they would pressure someone to repay them to the scheme lender.

    Repaying the loans is...
  33. Apparently 55m have already voted, so it'll...

    Apparently 55m have already voted, so it'll probably make little difference. (Turn out 4 years ago was 136m.)
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    and a dying ETH 3x short :D

    and a dying ETH 3x short :D
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    You beat me to it. In his mind, though, being...

    You beat me to it.

    In his mind, though, being ridiculed and laughed at here just reaffirms his belief that he's right.

    He's got it in to his head that being a die hard contrarian, and going...
  36. I know, you're right. I just don't get these...

    I know, you're right. I just don't get these people.

    But then people preying on other people, for money, is nothing new.
  37. Sometimes I wonder if there is more than one species of human

    The loans were only ever a disguised payment method to avoid tax, which didn't even work. People have now been forced to pay tax on them.

    Trying to demand repayment is a pretty low-life...
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    His 3x short of Ethereum is a daily leveraged...

    His 3x short of Ethereum is a daily leveraged product, like a leveraged ETF, so it doesn't have an expiry date.

    Using my models, Ethereum going up from $220 to $395 would have resulted in about an...
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    If he'd opened a $100,000 non-leveraged short of...

    If he'd opened a $100,000 non-leveraged short of ETH at $220 then, with ETH now at $395, it would have fallen to around $56,000.

    That's without leverage.

    Add in the 3x, and the losses must be...
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    It's funny isn't it, we don't even believe the...

    It's funny isn't it, we don't even believe the trades are real where he's losing hundreds of thousands of $.

    He's as truthful as Trump.
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    You claimed you put over $100,000 on that 3x...

    You claimed you put over $100,000 on that 3x leveraged short at end of June. Ethereum was $220 then.

    Ethereum is $395 now.

    What you down to? Less than $10,000?
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    Mr Fallon should get Scoots to speak at the next...

    Mr Fallon should get Scoots to speak at the next annual shareholder meeting.

    "Never mind the company's performance, the chart says you're all going to be rich."
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    You think he'll still be compos mentis in 4 years...

    You think he'll still be compos mentis in 4 years time?
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    If you know you are right, why not bet $250k on...

    If you know you are right, why not bet $250k on it.
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    Of course, you do realise, the more we take the...

    Of course, you do realise, the more we take the piss out of him the more it reinforces his (contrarian) belief that he's on the right track. :ohwell
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    If only the markets were even remotely that...

    If only the markets were even remotely that predictable.

    You definitely don't need a chart to see Scooty's cretinism.
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    You could do one of your convoluted posts. :D

    You could do one of your convoluted posts. :D
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    If you look at a chart, of Amazon, it would have...

    If you look at a chart, of Amazon, it would have been overbought countless times between 2005 and now.

    If you had used TA and bought when it was oversold, and sold when it was overbought, I bet...
  49. Sell fake gold bars on eBay

    The people bidding on this 1oz bar probably don't realise it's fake.

    Current bid £620 - 1oz The Perth Mint Bullion Gold Bar 999.9 percent Fine Gold New And Sealed | eBay

    (If it was real gold...
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    No doubt it will be vehemently denied, but it...

    No doubt it will be vehemently denied, but it does have a whiff of the old schadenfreude.

    Or maybe they're on a % from Felicitas. :laugh
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