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Another get-rich-quick scheme thwarted

I’m deeply annoyed that I work for a company that places onerous restrictions on my ability to trade shares, even on my personal account – if I didn’t, then I’d pile some serious money into HBOS stock right now…

September 17 update:

Fuckery. That’s £3,000 I would have made, buying at 150 yesterday and selling at 190 today. Lloyds TSB are wiseas, semirelatedly, are Barclays. Also, can the gibbering clowns who think this is the End Of The World / the Collapse Of The Global Financial System / etc please go away? Finally, this.

Unrelated October 1 update:

OK, so WordPress is doing some deeply weird things which stop me from, among other things, writing new posts and editing or approving comments. I’ll let you know when this is fixed…

Second Unrelated October 1 update:

Fixed.

  1. Luis Enrique
    September 18, 2008 at 8:37 pm | #1

    John, I can't see an email adderss for you – can you email me? ta

  2. dsquared
    September 18, 2008 at 10:22 pm | #2

    Sold too early, John (and actually I think you might have got stopped out at the 135 print that happened after your call); I think we'll leave the hedge fund stuff to Matthew.

  3. APL
    September 19, 2008 at 8:37 am | #3

    So, are you saying that after 250 years, England is reconquering its earstwhile colonies?

  4. September 21, 2008 at 1:35 am | #4

    Also, can the gibbering clowns who think this is the End Of The World / the Collapse Of The Global Financial System / etc please go away?

    But where would you like me to go away to? Not many places will grant asylum to us gibbering clowns.

  5. Matthew
    September 21, 2008 at 4:42 am | #5

    I thought 'yes, John's got a point' and went to buy some HBOS shares, and my share dealer (Barclays) couldn't do it as it had 'technical issues'. I then realised that my highly profitable short oil ETF had been suspended due to AIG being the counterparty.

  6. Matthew
    September 21, 2008 at 4:42 am | #6

    Oh and the oil price has now risen 15% and they're still suspended…

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